What does versus mean?

Definitions for versus
ˈvɜr səs, -səzver·sus

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Wiktionary

  1. versus(Conjunction)

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  2. versus(Preposition)

    against, in opposition to.

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

  3. versus(Preposition)

    compared with, as opposed to.

  4. 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.

  5. Origin: 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

  2. Origin: [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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How to pronounce versus?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say versus in sign language?

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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. Andrew Dittmar:

    It's like buying at Costco versus a neighborhood market.

  2. Jason Sudeikis:

    In this movie, it's about the 1 percent versus 99 percent.

  3. Mandy Xu:

    It's the difference between known unknowns versus unknown unknowns.

  4. Peter Saleh:

    The company is transitioning and is now back on offense versus defense.

  5. Adi Imsirovic:

    It is obvious - look at the trading volumes of DME versus Platts for Oman.

Images & Illustrations of versus

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