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:
Part of Speech:
Noun: ubiquitousness; ubiquity
Existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent: ubiquitous fog
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
“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.
2. (Adverb use) Denim is used ubiquitously in the clothes industry:
3. McDonald’s has a ubiquitous presence in the world.
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18 thoughts on “Word of the Week (WOW) – Ubiquitous”
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.
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.
I Like the details, lol. you went all out
Thank you! I love to delve into the meaning and origin of words. I really like this one, too. 🙂
Your welcome. I enjoyed your pictures ☺️
Oh yes! One of my very very favourites!
Thank you, Bekki. I’m glad you like this one because it’s a favourite of mine, too. I’ve had it in mind for when I reached U for ages.
Twins again! 🙂
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. 🙂
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
I like this word and how you have shown it Millie (as per usual). Clever!
Thank you, Joycelin. I love this word and have used it a time or two in my books. It was quite an easy one to find illustrations for, too.
Love the word ubiquitous and how you used it. And my son and I are going to be ubiquitous in Edinburgh in August!
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.
I fell in love with this word the first time I saw and immediately picked it up. Lovely post as always Millie. 🙂
Thanks, Norma. ❤ It's a good word to use. Like you, I love the sound of it. 🙂
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
I’ll certainly use the new logo, Heena. Thank you for likig my word. 🙂