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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  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Nela Richardson:

    The question of staying versus leaving is shifting. For people who were afraid to leave their mortgage because they thought it was the best they're ever going to get, now there is another good mortgage around the corner.

  2. Jason Kindrachuk:

    We already have issues in high-income regions of trying to get vaccines rolled out in areas that bought millions of doses and trying to figure out : how do we actually target people that are high risk versus those that maybe don't fall politically within that sphere of high-risk disease ? then you start looking at more middle - or low-income areas of the world -- they're not even at a point of being able to think about what the vaccine rollout is going to look like because of the logistical concerns, storage concerns and the fact that the majority of doses have already been bought up by the wealthiest countries in the world.

  3. Mark Warner:

    Shouldn't we have the right to know whether we're being contacted by a human being versus a bot when you're on social media?

  4. Peter Kaplan:

    For investors, ABS feels again like a safe-haven sector for folks looking to do something other than Treasuries, when things are going south, this is a good place to pick up yield versus Treasury securities.

  5. Attila Hevesi:

    The two are not on the same page, it is like a dolphin versus a blue whale. But maybe even a dolphin is an exaggeration.

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    • A. naiant
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    • C. valetudinarian
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