Meaning of UNIVERSE in English


/ ˈjuːnɪvɜːs; NAmE -vɜːrs/ noun


the universe [ sing. ] the whole of space and everything in it, including the earth, the planets and the stars :

theories of how the universe began


[ C ] a system of stars, planets, etc. in space outside our own :

The idea of a parallel universe is hard to grasp.

He lives in a little universe of his own.


[ sing. ] a set of experiences of a particular type :

the moral universe



late Middle English : from Old French univers or Latin universum , neuter of universus combined into one, whole, from uni- one + versus turned (past participle of vertere ).

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