Universe U"ni*verse, n. [L. universum, from universus universal; unus one + vertere, versum, to turn, that is, turned into one, combined into one whole; cf. F. univers. See {One}, and {Verse}.] All created things viewed as constituting one system or whole; the whole body of things, or of phenomena; the to~ pa^n of the Greeks, the mundus of the Latins; the world; creation. [1913 Webster]

How may I Adore thee, Author of this universe And all this good to man! --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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