Word of the Week (WOW) – Ubiquitous


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:





u·biq·ui·tous  [juːˈbɪkwɪtəs]

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Adverb: ubiquitously 

Noun: ubiquitousness; ubiquity


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


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


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.

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.

McDonalds in Times Square. Uploaded by Hecki2. Public Domain

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18 thoughts on “Word of the Week (WOW) – Ubiquitous

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. Seems so! Hope you’re well tonight and happy knitting or crocheting. I think I’ll reach your post soon. I saw it ealier, so it can’t be that far down in my Reader. 🙂

      2. Know how you feel – am a bit hit and miss with my post reading this week. All well and happy and knitting though. Hope you’re well and happy too xx

    1. 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.

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