1) ADV: usu ADV -ed/adj If something is universally believed or accepted, it is believed or accepted by everyone with no disagreement.
...a universally accepted point of view...
The scale of the problem is now universally recognised.2) ADV: usu ADV adj, also ADV with v, be ADV n If something is universally true, it is true everywhere in the world or in all situations.
The disadvantage is that it is not universally available...
Nor is acid rain always, and universally, a bad thing.
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Universally — U ni*ver sal*ly, adv. In a universal manner; without exception; as, God s laws are universally binding on his creatures. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
universally — index always (without exception) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
universally — late 14c., from UNIVERSAL (Cf. universal) + LY (Cf. ly) (1) … Etymology dictionary
universally — [yo͞o΄nə vʉr′sə lē] adv. in a universal manner; specif., a) in every instance b) in every part or place … English World dictionary
universally — adv. Universally is used with these adjectives: ↑acceptable, ↑accessible, ↑applicable, ↑available, ↑popular, ↑recognizable, ↑useful, ↑valid Universally is used with these verbs: ↑condemn, ↑love, ↑ … Collocations dictionary
universally — adverb it was universally accepted that no man married merely for love Syn: generally, widely, commonly, across the board, all over … Thesaurus of popular words
universally — universal ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of, affecting, or done by all people or things in the world or in a particular group; applicable to all cases. DERIVATIVES universality noun universally adverb … English terms dictionary
universally — adverb everywhere (Freq. 5) people universally agree on this … Useful english dictionary
universally — adverb see universal I … New Collegiate Dictionary
universally — /yooh neuh verr seuh lee/, adv. in a universal manner; in every instance or place; without exception. [1350 1400; ME; see UNIVERSAL, LY] * * * … Universalium