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Adapted or adaptable to all or to various uses, shapes, sizes, etc.; as, a universal milling machine. (more info) 1. Of or pertaining to the universe; extending to, including, or affecting, the whole number, quantity, or space; unlimited; general;

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Adapted or adaptable to all or to various uses, shapes, sizes, etc.; as, a universal milling machine. (more info) 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. "Anointed universal King." Milton. The universal cause Acts not by partial, but by general laws. Pope. This universal frame began. Dryden. Note: Universal and its derivatives are used in common discourse for general and its derivatives. See General. 2. Constituting or considered as a whole; total; entire; whole; as, the universal world. Shak. At which the universal host up dent A shout that tore Hell's concave. Milton.

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  • FAMILIARLY
    In a familiar manner.
  • FREQUENTATIVE
    Serving to express the frequent repetition of an action; as, a frequentative verb. -- n.
  • CATHOLICON
    A remedy for all diseases; a panacea.
  • CATHOLIC
    1. Universal or general; as, the catholic faith. Men of other countries to bear their part in so great and catholic a war. Southey. Note: This epithet, which is applicable to the whole Christian church, or its faith, is claimed by Roman Catholics
  • COMMONER
    1. One of the common people; one having no rank of nobility. All below them even their children, were commoners, and in the eye law equal to each other. Hallam. 2. A member of the House of Commons. 3. One who has a joint right in common ground.
  • COARSE
    was anciently written course, or cours, it may be an abbreviation of of course, in the common manner of proceeding, common, and hence, homely, made for common domestic use, plain, rude, rough, gross, e. 1. Large in bulk, or composed of large parts
  • UNIVERSAL
    Adapted or adaptable to all or to various uses, shapes, sizes, etc.; as, a universal milling machine. (more info) 1. Of or pertaining to the universe; extending to, including, or affecting, the whole number, quantity, or space; unlimited; general;
  • UNIVERSALNESS
    The quality or state of being universal; universality.
  • GENERALIZED
    Comprising structural characters which are separated in more specialized forms; synthetic; as, a generalized type.
  • CATHOLICIZE
    To make or to become catholic or Roman Catholic.
  • GENERALIZABLE
    Capable of being generalized, or reduced to a general form of statement, or brought under a general rule. Extreme cases are . . . not generalizable. Coleridge
  • CATHOLICITY
    1. The state or quality of being catholic; universality. 2. Liberality of sentiments; catholicism. 3. Adherence or conformity to the system of doctrine held by all parts of the orthodox Christian church; the doctrine so held; orthodoxy.
  • UNIVERSALIZE
    To make universal; to generalize. Coleridge.
  • COMICAL
    1. Relating to comedy. They deny it to be tragical because its catastrphe is a wedding, which hath ever been accounted comical. Gay. 2. Exciting mirth; droll; laughable; as, a comical story. "Comical adventures." Dryden. Syn. -- Humorous;
  • UNIVERSALLY
    In a universal manner; without exception; as, God's laws are universally binding on his creatures.
  • COMMONISH
    Somewhat common; commonplace; vulgar.
  • GENERALTY
    Generality. Sir M. Hale.
  • COMMONLY
    1. Usually; generally; ordinarily; frequently; for the most part; as, confirmed habits commonly continue trough life. 2. In common; familiary. Spenser.
  • COARSELY
    In a coarse manner; roughly; rudely; inelegantly; uncivilly; meanly.
  • ORDINARY
    1. According to established order; methodical; settled; regular. "The ordinary forms of law." Addison. 2. Common; customary; usual. Shak. Method is not less reguisite in ordinary conversation that in writing. Addison. 3. Of common rank, quality,
  • MAJOR GENERAL
    . An officer of the army holding a rank next above that of brigadier general and next below that of lieutenant general, and who usually commands a division or a corps.
  • OVERFREQUENT
    Too frequent.
  • UNCOMMON
    Not common; unusual; infrequent; rare; hence, remarkable; strange; as, an uncommon season; an uncommon degree of cold or heat; uncommon courage. Syn. -- Rare; scarce; infrequent; unwonted. -- Un*com"mon*ly, adv. -- Un*com"mon*ness, n.
  • FELLOW-COMMONER
    A student at Cambridge University, England, who commons, or dines, at the Fellow's table.
  • INTERCOMMON
    To graze cattle promiscuously in the commons of each other, as the inhabitants of adjoining townships, manors, etc. (more info) 1. To share with others; to participate; especially, to eat at the same table. Bacon.
  • SUBORDINARY
    One of several heraldic bearings somewhat less common than an ordinary. See Ordinary. Note: Different writers name different bearings as subordinaries, but the bar, bend, sinister, pile, inescutcheon bordure, gyron, and quarter, are always

 

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