If you describe something or someone as ubiquitous, you mean that they seem to be everywhere. [FORMAL]

Sugar is ubiquitous in the diet...

In the US, the camcorder has become ubiquitous...

She is one of the wealthiest, most ubiquitous media personalities around.

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  • Ubiquitous — U*biq ui*tous, a. [See {Ubiquity}.] Existing or being everywhere, or in all places, at the same time; omnipresent. {U*biq ui*tous*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] In this sense is he ubiquitous. R. D. Hitchcock. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ubiquitous — I adjective ever present, omnipresent, permeative, pervading, pervasive, ubiquitary, universal, worldwide II index broad, present (current) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. Will …   Law dictionary

  • ubiquitous — (adj.) turning up everywhere, 1837, from UBIQUITY (Cf. ubiquity) + OUS (Cf. ous). The earlier word was ubiquitary (1580s), from Mod.L. ubiquitarius, from ubique. Related: Ubiquitously; ubiquitousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • ubiquitous — *omnipresent …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ubiquitous — [adj] ever present all over, everywhere, omnipresent, pervasive, ubiquitary, universal, wall to wall*; concept 530 Ant. rare, scarce …   New thesaurus

  • ubiquitous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ present, appearing, or found everywhere. DERIVATIVES ubiquitously adverb ubiquitousness noun ubiquity noun. ORIGIN from Latin ubique everywhere …   English terms dictionary

  • ubiquitous — [yo͞o bik′wə təs] adj. [see UBIQUITY & OUS] present, or seeming to be present, everywhere at the same time; omnipresent ubiquitously adv. ubiquitousness n …   English World dictionary

  • ubiquitous — ubiquitously, adv. ubiquitousness, n. /yooh bik wi teuhs/, adj. existing or being everywhere, esp. at the same time; omnipresent: ubiquitous fog; ubiquitous little ants. Also, ubiquitary /yooh bik wi ter ee/. [1830 40; UBIQUIT(Y) + OUS] Syn. See… …   Universalium

  • ubiquitous — u|biq|ui|tous [ju:ˈbıkwıtəs] adj formal [Date: 1800 1900; : Latin; Origin: ubique everywhere , from ubi where ] seeming to be everywhere sometimes used humorously ▪ Coffee shops are ubiquitous these days. ▪ a French film, starring the ubiquitous… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ubiquitous — adjective Date: 1830 existing or being everywhere at the same time ; constantly encountered ; widespread < a ubiquitous fashion > • ubiquitously adverb • ubiquitousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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