Word of the Week (WOW) – Ubiquitous

wow

Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly challenge created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week.

To participate, simply do a post with your word and leave the link as a comment on Heena’s WOW post for this week (above link). It’s a nice post to do and will give you some practise with a dictionary, of which there are several online. Illustrations are up to you.

I’m up to the letter U this week so I’ll be looking for a good word beginning with V

So, here is my WOW for this week:

ubiquitous

 Word: 

Ubiquitous

Pronunciation

u·biq·ui·tous  [juːˈbɪkwɪtəs]

Audio Link: 

Ubiquitous

Part of Speech: 

Adjective

Related Forms:

Adverb: ubiquitously 

Noun: ubiquitousness; ubiquity

 Meaning:

Existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent: ubiquitous fog

A foggy day in San Francisco. Author Daniel Ramirez, Honolulu, USA

A foggy day in San Francisco. Author Daniel Ramirez, Honolulu, USA

Synonyms:

omnipresent, ever present, pervasive, all-over, everywhere, universal, common or garden (chiefly British) commonplace, everyday, familiar, frequent, ordinary, quotidian, routine, usual , widespread, generalised, scattered

Antonyms: 

extraordinary, infrequent, rare, seldom, uncommon, unfamiliar, unusual

Word Origin:

“Turning up everywhere,” 1837, from  ubiquity + ous. The earlier word was ubiquitary (1580s), from Modern Latin uubiquitarious from ubique

Use in a Sentence:

1. The police presence was ubiquitous in Edinburgh during the protests at the start of the G8 summit.

800px-EdinburghProtests3

Edinburgh protests at the start of the G8 summit. Author: Sam Fentress. Commons

2. (Adverb use) Denim is used ubiquitously in the clothes industry:

Hand Sanding. Author: Fahed Faisal. Commons

Hand Sanding. Author: Fahed Faisal. Commons

3. McDonald’s has a ubiquitous presence in the world.

800px-Mcd-times_square

McDonalds in Times Square. Uploaded by Hecki2. Public Domain

If you’d like to see more interesting words visit Heena’s page:

Word Treasure

Advertisements

About milliethom

I am a reader and writer of historical fiction with a keen interest in the Earth's history and all it involves, both physically and socially. I like nothing better than to be outdoors, especially in faraway places, and baking is something I do when my eyes need respite from my computer screen.
This entry was posted in Word of the Week (WOW) and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

18 Responses to Word of the Week (WOW) – Ubiquitous

  1. exiledprospero says:

    The Aidan Turner Poldark will be available on dvd in July; together with the old version and the Winston Graham library, Poldark is on its way to being ubiquitous in my house.

    • milliethom says:

      I’m sure you’ll love the new Poldark, Prospero. I thought I wouldn’t … until it started. I really adored the old version, but compared to the new one, it really is very dated. The series seems to have become ubiqutous in many countries already. Aidan Turner has become quite the heart-throb and Eleanor Tomlinson is lovely as Demelza.
      I was very sad to hear of Angharad Rees’ death in 2012.

  2. sunesiss says:

    I Like the details, lol. you went all out

  3. Bekki Hill says:

    Oh yes! One of my very very favourites!

  4. I like this word and how you have shown it Millie (as per usual). Clever!

  5. Ann Koplow says:

    Love the word ubiquitous and how you used it. And my son and I are going to be ubiquitous in Edinburgh in August!

    • milliethom says:

      Edinburgh is a wonderful city. I’ve been up there a few times, and I’m sure you’ll have a great time making yourselves ubiquitous. 🙂 There’ll probably be lots of tourists, including plenty of Americans, so expect to see crowds. (Crowds will be ubiquitous in Edinburgh in August.) Thank you, Anne.

  6. Norma says:

    I fell in love with this word the first time I saw and immediately picked it up. Lovely post as always Millie. 🙂

  7. Nice word Millie! It’s a new one for me. Thanks.
    Loved your sentences, especially the McD one 🙂
    Have a great day dear!

    PS: I’ve created a new logo for WOW. Please use the new one from now on (as its really cute!) 🙂
    You can download it here: https://heenarathorep.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/wow.png

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s