[ yoo-bik-wi-tuh s ]
/ yuˈbɪk wɪ təs /


existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent: ubiquitous fog; ubiquitous little ants.
Also u·biq·ui·tar·y [yoo-bik-wi-ter-ee] /yuˈbɪk wɪˌtɛr i/.

Origin of ubiquitous

First recorded in 1830–40; ubiquit(y) + -ous

Related forms

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ubiquitously

  • “The base is ubiquitously unhappy with everything they stand for, their associations, and the way they operate,” Horowitz said.

    Tea Party Takes on Boehner|Patricia Murphy|February 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • The salvaged food was brought from the piers to the kitchens by Boy Scouts, ubiquitously useful in any public undertaking.

British Dictionary definitions for ubiquitously


/ (juːˈbɪkwɪtəs) /


having or seeming to have the ability to be everywhere at once; omnipresent

Derived Forms

ubiquitously, adverbubiquity or ubiquitousness, noun

Word Origin for ubiquitous

C14: from Latin ubīque everywhere, from ubī where
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012