• (British) IPA: /ˈjuːnɪˌvɜːs/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈjuːnəˌvɝs/
Proper noun
  1. Alternative letter-case form of Universe#English|Universe; Our universe.

universe (plural universes)

  1. The sum of everything that exists in the cosmos, including time and space itself.
    I think that the universe was created by a life force rather than a deity.
  2. An entity similar to our universe; one component of a larger entity known as the multiverse.
  3. Everything under consideration.
    In all this universe of possibilities, there is only one feasible option.
  4. (marketing, economics) A sample taken from the population.
  5. An imaginary collection of worlds.
    The universe in this comic book series is richly imagined.
  6. (literature, films) A collection of stories with characters and settings that are less interrelated than those of sequels or prequels.
  7. A whole world, in the sense of perspective or social setting.
    That didn’t just rock my world, it rocked my universe.
Related terms Translations Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: universo
  • Russian: вселе́нная
Translations Translations
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈjuːnɪˌvɜːs/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈjuːnəˌvɝs/
Proper noun
  1. Our universe, 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.
    The Universe will always be more powerful and intelligent than the human beings.
    Hypernyms: universe generalization of the Universe into a generic object
    Coordinate terms: world#English|World, galaxy#English|Galaxy, cosmos#English|Cosmos, reality#English|Reality

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