|Origin:||'toward, against', from Latin vertere; VERSE|
1 v. British English vs. American English
used to show that two people or teams are competing against each other in a game or court case:
the New York Knicks versus the LA Lakers
the Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade
used when comparing the advantages of two different things, ideas etc:
The finance minister must weigh up the benefits of a tax cut versus those of increased public spending.