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ubiquitous

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adjective ubiq·ui·tous \yü-ˈbi-kwə-təs\

Simple Definition of ubiquitous

  • : seeming to be seen everywhere

Full Definition of ubiquitous

  1. :  existing or being everywhere at the same time :  constantly encountered :  widespread <a ubiquitous fashion>

ubiq·ui·tous·ly adverb
ubiq·ui·tous·ness noun

Examples of ubiquitous

  1. Hot dogs are the ideal road trip food—inexpensive, portable, ubiquitous. —Paul Lucas, Saveur, June/July 2008

  2. Shawarma is the new street meat. Both a late night favourite and a quick lunch classic, the Middle Eastern dish is now ubiquitous on the streets of Toronto. —Chris Dart, Torontoist, 8 Feb. 2007

  3. In major league locker rooms, ice packs are ubiquitous appendages for pitchers, who wrap their shoulder or elbow or both, the better to calm muscles, ligaments and tendons that have been stressed by the unnatural act of throwing a baseball. —Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated, 26 Mar. 2007

  4. It was before the day of the ubiquitous automobile. Given one of those present adjuncts to farm life, John would have ended his career much earlier. As it was, they found him lying by the roadside at dawn one morning after the horses had trotted into the yard with the wreck of the buggy bumping the road behind them. —Edna Ferber, “Farmer in the Dell,” 1919, in One Basket, 1949

  5. The company's advertisements are ubiquitous.

  6. <by that time cell phones had become ubiquitous, and people had long ceased to be impressed by the sight of one>



Origin of ubiquitous

(see ubiquity)


First Known Use: 1830

Rhymes with ubiquitous



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