universe

[[t]ju͟ːnɪvɜː(r)s[/t]]
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universes
1) N-COUNT: usu the N in sing The universe is the whole of space and all the stars, planets, and other forms of matter and energy in it.

Einstein's equations showed the Universe to be expanding...

Early astronomers thought that our planet was the centre of the universe.

2) N-COUNT: usu sing, oft with poss If you talk about someone's universe, you are referring to the whole of their experience or an important part of it.

Good writers suck in what they see of the world, re-creating their own universe on the page...

They marked out the boundaries of our visual universe...

Behind his eyes was a whole universe of pain.

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3) PHRASE: PHR after superl (emphasis) If you say that something is, for example, the best or biggest thing of its kind in the universe, you are emphasizing that you think it is bigger or better than anything else of its kind. [INFORMAL]

According to my friends I am the coolest, thinnest, cleverest, funniest journalist in the universe.


English dictionary. 2008.

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