2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Universe \U"ni*verse\, noun [L. universum, from universus universal; unus one + vertere, versum, to turn, that is, turned into one, combined into one whole; cf. F. univers. See {One}, and {Verse}.] All created things viewed as constituting one system or whole; the whole body of things, or of phenomena; the to~ pa^n of the Greeks, the mundus of the Latins; the world; creation.

How may I Adore thee, Author of this universe And all this good to man! --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence" [syn: {universe}, {existence}, {creation}, {world}, {cosmos}, {macrocosm}]

2: (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn; "it is an estimate of the mean of the population" [syn: {population}, {universe}]

3: everything stated or assumed in a given discussion [syn: {universe}, {universe of discourse}]

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