Universe definition

yo͝onə-vûrs
A field or sphere, as of thought or activity, regarded as a distinct, comprehensive system.
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All space-time, matter, and energy, including the solar system, all stars and galaxies, and the contents of intergalactic space, regarded as a whole.
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A hypothetical whole of space-time, matter, and energy that is purported to exist simultaneously with but to be different from this universe.

An alternate universe.

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The totality of all the things that exist; creation; the cosmos.
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(math.) A universal set.
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The universe is the whole of all matter, energy, planets, galaxies and space.

An example of universe is where everyone and everything exists.

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Everything under consideration.

In all this universe of possibilities, there is only one feasible option.

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The totality of matter, energy, and space, including the Solar System, the galaxies, and the contents of the space between the galaxies. Current theories of cosmology suggest that the universe is constantly expanding.
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A model or conception of the earth and everything else that exists.
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An imaginary collection of worlds.

The universe in this comic book series is richly imagined.

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Intense form of world in the sense of perspective or social setting.

That didn't just rock my world, it rocked my universe.

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The human race or a subset of it.
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The sum of everything that exists in the cosmos, including time and space itself.

Powerful telescopes look far back into the distant reaches of the Universe.

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A sphere of interest, activity, or understanding.
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An entity similar to our Universe; one component of a larger entity known as the multiverse.
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The sum of everything that exists in the cosmos, including time and space itself; same as the Universe.

I think that the universe was created by a life force rather than a deity.

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The world, or earth, as the scene of human activity.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
universe
Plural:
universes

Origin of universe

  • Middle English from Old French univers from Latin ūniversum from neuter of ūniversus whole ūnus one oi-no- in Indo-European roots versus past participle of vertere to turn wer-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French univers, from Latin universum (“all things, as a whole, the universe"), neuter of universus (“all together, whole, entire, collective, general, literally turned or combined into one"), from uni-, combining form of unus (“one") + versus (“turned"), perfect passive participle of verto (“I turn").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English, directly or via Old French univers, from Latin universum. See universe.

    From Wiktionary