AskDefine | Define versus

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English

Etymology

From versus: against, turned, past participle of vertere: turn, change, overthrow, destroy.

Pronunciation

Preposition

versus
  1. against, in opposition to.
    It is the Patriots versus the Eagles in the 2005 Super Bowl.

Translations

in opposition to

Latin

Etymology

Perfect passive participle, from verb vertere, turn.

Verb

versus , versa , versum

Usage notes

Pefect passive participle of verto, vertere: turn or change.

Descendants

Extensive Definition

Versus may refer to:
versus in German: Versus
versus in Esperanto: Versus
versus in French: Versus

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

across, adverse to, against, at cross-purposes with, athwart, con, confronting, contra, counter to, dead against, en route to, facing, fronting, headed for, in conflict with, in front of, in opposition to, in passage to, in transit to, on, on route to, opposed to, opposite to, over against, to, toward, towards, up, upon, vis-a-vis
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