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 for universe
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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution
           of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence" [syn:
           universe, existence, creation, world, cosmos,
      2: (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which
         samples can be drawn; "it is an estimate of the mean of the
         population" [syn: population, universe]
      3: everything stated or assumed in a given discussion [syn:
         universe, universe of discourse]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "universe":
     Anschauung, angle, angle of vision, bailiwick, basis, circle,
     corner, cosmos, creation, domain, eye, footing, frame of reference,
     framework, light, macrocosm, macrocosmos, megacosm, mental outlook,
     microcosm, milieu, nature, outlook, place, point of view, position,
     province, quarter, reference system, regard, respect, side, sight,
     situation, slant, sphere, stand, standpoint, system, territory,
     view, viewpoint, world

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