What does versus mean?

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ˈvɜr səs, -səzver·sus

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Wiktionary

  1. versus(Preposition)

    against, in opposition to.

    It is the Packers versus the Steelers in the Super Bowl.

    Etymology: From versus, past participle of verto.

  2. versus(Preposition)

    compared with, as opposed to.

    Etymology: From versus, past participle of verto.

  3. versus(Preposition)

    Bringing a legal action against, as used in the title of a court case in which the first party indicates the plaintiff (or appellant or the like), and the second indicates the defendant (or respondent or the like).

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans.

    Etymology: From versus, past participle of verto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Versus

    against; as, John Doe versus Richard Roe; -- chiefly used in legal language, and abbreviated to v. or vs

    Etymology: [L., toward, turned in the direction of, from vertere, versum, to turn. See Verse.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Versus

    ver′sus, prep. against, in legal phraseology—abbreviated v. and vs. [L.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of versus in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of versus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of versus in a Sentence

  1. Border Protection Mark Morgan:

    I've authorized the deployment of an enormous amount of resources to southern Florida to make sure we can receive people coming in from the Bahamas, that doesn't mean we do this with a blind eye. We still have to balance the humanitarian need and assistance of those that need it versus the safety of this country. So we still go through that process but we're expediting this process.

  2. John Cornyn:

    I never thought we'd be having a referendum on the free enterprise system versus socialism but that appears to be where we are headed, i just think we need to remind people that we don't want the United States to look like Venezuela, or any of these other failed experiments and socialism.

  3. Manny Alvarez:

    I think it is quite clear that on the medical level… that this could endanger the newborn as well as the mother, if you look statistically, for example, at home births versus births that are done under clinical supervision, there’s a difference in outcomes, and if you’re not ready for an acute emergency during delivery [that] is when a baby can get damaged or a mother could get hurt.

  4. Jack Ablin:

    For me, it's really mostly protein versus sugar, we can keep eating donuts on easy Fed policy or we can maybe start to digest something more substantial.

  5. Lam Nguyen:

    Our deal fees are based on similar transactions of the same size range, but we do take into account the deal specifics such as cross-border versus domestic acquisitions, and the fact this is a Chinese company making a mega acquisition outside of China, those two made our estimates higher than a normal domestic acquisition.

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