universe Idioms & Phrases
noun the view that the universe resembles a clock built by God and ticking along according to Newtonian mechanics
noun (cosmology) a universe that is spatially closed and in which there is sufficient matter to halt the expansion that began with the big bang; the visible matter is only 10 percent of the matter required for closure but there may be large amounts of dark matter
hub of the universe
noun state capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services
Bean Town; Boston; Beantown; capital of Massachusetts.
universe of discourse
noun everything stated or assumed in a given discussion