First recorded in 1830–40; ubiquit(y) + -ous (Source: dictionary.com)

Mid 19th century from modern Latin ubiquitas (from Latin ubique ‘everywhere’, from ubi ‘where’) + -ous. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Ubiquitous



  1. existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent:
  2. having or seeming to have the ability to be everywhere at once; omnipresent




  1. Present, appearing, or found everywhere.




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


Example sentences for Ubiquitous

  1. Because the federal government has become so ubiquitous and voracious, there seems to be no negotiating with its size and scope.
  2. By then the S-75 had earned a reputation similar to that of the ubiquitous AK-47 automatic rifle, designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov.
  3. The Buk that brought down MH17 is the high-tech equivalent of the ubiquitous AK-47.
  4. Despite the detractors, Red Alert has become so ubiquitous that even the government is aware of it.
  5. But that changed in the 19th century, when two important developments helped make ice cream the ubiquitous snack it is today.
  6. But almost before they were there arrived the irrepressible, ubiquitous guns.
  7. Description of this familiar and ubiquitous bird is quite superfluous.
  8. This ubiquitous little mollusk seems content in any station, and swarms in all the sandy bays of Florida.
  9. They are now safe here from the destroying power of the ubiquitous tourist's foot.
  10. Everybody knows our common English stone-crops—or if he doesn't he ought to, for they are pretty and ubiquitous.

Related words & Synonyms

pervasive, universal, omnipresent, everywhere, all-over, ubiquitary, wall-to-wall

Nearby words

ubique , ubiquinol , ubiquinone , Ubiquitarian , ubiquitin , ubiquity , ubi sunt , ubi supra , U-boat , U-boats

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