Etymology
Advertisement

universe (n.)

1580s, "the whole world, cosmos, the totality of existing things," from Old French univers (12c.), from Latin universum "all things, everybody, all people, the whole world," noun use of neuter of adjective universus "all together, all in one, whole, entire, relating to all," literally "turned into one," from unus "one" (from PIE root *oi-no- "one, unique") + versus, past participle of vertere "to turn, turn back, be turned; convert, transform, translate; be changed" (from PIE root *wer- (2) "to turn, bend").

Origin and meaning of universe
Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of universe

universe (n.)
everything that exists anywhere;
they study the evolution of the universe
universe (n.)
(statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn;
Synonyms: population
universe (n.)
everything stated or assumed in a given discussion;
Synonyms: universe of discourse
From wordnet.princeton.edu