U u


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [yoo-bik-wi-tuh s]
    • /yuˈbɪk wɪ təs/
    • /juːˈbɪk.wɪ.təs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [yoo-bik-wi-tuh s]
    • /yuˈbɪk wɪ təs/

Definitions of ubiquitous word

  • adjective ubiquitous widespread 2
  • adjective ubiquitous existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent: ubiquitous fog; ubiquitous little ants. 1
  • adjective ubiquitous If you describe something or someone as ubiquitous, you mean that they seem to be everywhere. 0
  • adjective ubiquitous having or seeming to have the ability to be everywhere at once; omnipresent 0
  • adjective ubiquitous present, or seeming to be present, everywhere at the same time; omnipresent 0

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Origin of ubiquitous

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40; ubiquit(y) + -ous

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Ubiquitous


ubiquitous popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

ubiquitous usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for ubiquitous

adj ubiquitous

  • across the board — If a policy or a situation applies across the board, it affects everything or everyone in a particular group.
  • all over the place — If something is happening all over the place, it is happening in many different places.
  • all-embracing — Something that is all-embracing includes or affects everyone or everything.
  • all-over — upper; higher up.
  • allover — over the whole surface

adv ubiquitous

adverb ubiquitous

  • everywhere — In or to all places.
  • wherever — where? (used emphatically): Wherever did you find that?

adjective ubiquitous

  • nonspecific — Not detailed or exact; general.
  • omnipresent — present everywhere at the same time: the omnipresent God.
  • worldwide — extending or spread throughout the world.

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