What does versus mean?

Definitions for versus
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. Dayn Brunner:

    The frustration is not just with my family, it's every family, the amount of money they have raised, versus what has gone directly to the families, is two different stories.

  2. Joseph Sroka:

    There are periodic points of news flow where the positive news will carry the market and negative news will pressure the market, it's a return of health concerns versus economic optimism.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    Donald Trump wasn't running then, you know, it's a very different circumstance. Two-person race versus what's now a six- or seven-person race? Everything's changed.

  4. Angus Wilfong:

    That’s what differentiates Epidiolex from Charlotte’s Web or from hemp oil or other extracts of the marijuana plant that are available in places like Colorado, where medical marijuana is approved, they’re not using pharmaceutical-grade marijuana. You’re never really sure what you’re getting when you use an extract versus something that’s pharmaceutical.

  5. Robert:

    This duality has been reflected in classical as well as modern literature as reason versus passion, or mind and the "unconscious." There are moments in each of our lives when our verbal-intellect suggests one course, and our "heart" or intuition, another.

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