[yoo-nuh-vur-suh l] /ˌyu nəˈvɜr səl/
of, relating to, or characteristic of all or the whole:
applicable everywhere or in all cases; general:
a universal cure.
affecting, concerning, or involving all:
universal military service.
used or understood by all:
a universal language.
the universal calm of southern seas.
versed in or embracing many or all skills, branches of learning, etc.:
Leonardo da Vinci was a universal genius.
of or relating to the universe, all nature, or all existing things:
characterizing all or most members of a class; generic.
Logic. (of a proposition) asserted of every member of a class.
Linguistics. found in all languages or belonging to the human language faculty.
Machinery. noting any of various machines, tools, or devices widely adaptable in position, range of use, etc.
something that may be applied throughout the universe to many things, usually thought of as an entity that can be in many places at the same time.
a trait, characteristic, or property, as distinguished from a particular individual or event, that can be possessed in common, as the care of a mother for her young.
Logic. a universal proposition.
of, relating to, or typical of the whole of mankind or of nature
common to, involving, or proceeding from all in a particular group
applicable to or affecting many individuals, conditions, or cases; general
existing or prevailing everywhere
applicable or occurring throughout or relating to the universe; cosmic: a universal constant
(esp of a language) capable of being used and understood by all
embracing or versed in many fields of knowledge, activity, interest, etc
(machinery) designed or adapted for a range of sizes, fittings, or uses
(linguistics) (of a constraint in a formal grammar) common to the grammatical description of all human languages, actual or possible
(logic) (of a statement or proposition) affirming or denying something about every member of a class, as in all men are wicked Compare particular (sense 6)
a characteristic common to every member of a particular culture or to every human being
short for universal joint
late 14c., from Old French universel (12c.), from Latin universalis “of or belonging to all,” from universus “all together, whole, entire” (see universe). In mechanics, a universal joint (1670s) is one which allows free movement in any direction; in theology universalism (1805) is the doctrine of universal salvation (universalist in this sense is attested from 1620s). Universal product code is recorded from 1974.
[kwos-kwi-sen-ten-ee-uh l] /ˌkwɒs kwɪ sɛnˈtɛn i əl/ adjective 1. pertaining to or marking a period of 125 years. noun 2. a 125th anniversary. 3. a celebration marking such an anniversary.
[kvahs, kwahs] /kvɑs, kwɑs/ noun 1. . [kvahs, kwahs] /kvɑs, kwɑs/ noun 1. a Russian beer made from fermenting rye or barley and having a dark color and sour taste. /kvɑːs; kwɑːs/ noun 1. a variant of kvass /kvɑːs/ noun 1. an alcoholic drink of low strength made in Russia and E Europe from cereals […]
[kwosh-uh, -ee-uh] /ˈkwɒʃ ə, -i ə/ noun 1. a shrub or small tree, Quassia amara, of tropical America, having pinnate leaves, showy red flowers, and wood with a bitter taste. Compare . 2. any of several other trees having bitter-tasting wood. 3. Also called bitterwood. Chemistry, Pharmacology. a prepared form of the heartwood of any […]
noun 1. the plant family Simaroubaceae, characterized by tropical and subtropical trees and shrubs having pinnately compound leaves, clusters of flowers, fruit in the form of a capsule or berry, or fleshy or winged fruit, and a bitter bark used medicinally, and including the ailanthus and quassia.