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;
   [1913 Webster]

         How may I
         Adore thee, Author of this universe
         And all this good to man!                --Milton.
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