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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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]