-verse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From universe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-verse

  1. Forming compound nouns denoting the whole range or totality of what is indicated by the first element. [from 20th c.]
    • 2006, Matthew MacDonald, Creating Web Sites: the Missing Manual:
      Quite simply, a feed reader lets you stay up to date with all your friends in the blogiverse, without forcing you to surf back to every blog 94 times a day to check if anything's new.
    • 2010, Yahya Kamalipour, Media, Power, and Politics in the Digital Age:
      The “Twitterverse” was alive with eyewitness accounts, but CNN was silent about the disputed election and those coming out to support the Iranian presidential challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi.
  2. Forming compounds nouns denoting the fictional world of a given character, television series etc. [from 20th c.]
    • 2008, Lynnette Porter, David Lavery & Hillary Robson, Finding Battlestar Galactica, p. 150:
      Women's lib in the BSGverse.
    • 2009, David Greven, Gender and Sexuality in Star Trek, p. 216:
      This is Uhura's – and Uhura's fans' – big moment, the moment in which she blazingly comes alive as a member of the Trekverse.

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