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Universal meaning

universal - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of or pertaining to the universe; extending to, including, or affecting, the whole number, quantity, or space; unlimited; general; all- reaching; all- pervading; as, universal ruin; universal good; universal benevolence or benefice.
  2. 2. Constituting or considered as a whole; total; entire; whole; as, the universal world.
  3. 3. Adapted or adaptable to all or to various uses, shapes, sizes, etc.; as, a universal milling machine.
  4. 4. Forming the whole of a genus; relatively unlimited in extension; affirmed or denied of the whole of a subject; as, a universal proposition; -- opposed to particular; e. g. ( universal affirmative) All men are animals; ( universal negative) No men are omniscient.
  5. 5. The whole; the general system of the universe; the universe.
  6. 6. A general abstract conception, so called from being universally applicable to, or predicable of, each individual or species contained under it.
  7. 7. A universal proposition. See Universal, a., 4.
  8. 8. Comprehending all; affecting the whole.
  9. 9. Universality.

universal - examples of usage

  1. It cannot, however, be denied that this is not universal. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. The tenants are as well content as it is possible for men to be who are passing under the universal depression. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. Phillip's knowledge was universal. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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