Proper Noun

  • Alternate spelling of Universe; Our universe.


  • The sum of everything that exists in the cosmos, including time and space itself.
  • An entity similar to our universe; one component of a larger entity known as the multiverse.
  • Everything under consideration.
  • A sample taken from the population.
  • An imaginary collection of worlds.
  • A collection of stories with characters and settings that are less interrelated than those of sequels or prequels.
  • A whole world, in the sense of perspective or social setting.
  • The Earth, the sphere of the world.


  • From Middle English universe, from Old French univers, from Latin universum, neuter of universus, from uni-, combining form of unus + versus, perfect passive participle of vertō.

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