Definition of World in English :

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World meaning in English

Meaning of World in English

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see synonyms of world


1. cosmos, creation, existence, macrocosm, universe, world

everything that exists anywhere

Example Sentences:
'they study the evolution of the universe'
'the biggest tree in existence'

2. domain, world

people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest

Example Sentences:
'the Western world'

3. reality, world

all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you

Example Sentences:
'his world was shattered'
'we live in different worlds'
'for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were'

4. earth, globe, world

the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on

Example Sentences:
'the Earth moves around the sun'
'he sailed around the world'

5. populace, public, world

people in general considered as a whole

Example Sentences:
'he is a hero in the eyes of the public'

6. world

a part of the earth that can be considered separately

Example Sentences:
'the outdoor world'
'the world of insects'

7. earth, earthly concern, world, worldly concern

the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife

Example Sentences:
'they consider the church to be independent of the world'

8. human beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans, man, mankind, world

all of the living human inhabitants of the earth

Example Sentences:
'all the world loves a lover'
'she always used humankind' because mankind' seemed to slight the women'


9. global, planetary, world, world-wide, worldwide

involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope

Example Sentences:
'global war'
'global monetary policy'
'neither national nor continental but planetary'
'a world crisis'
'of worldwide significance'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of world
the earth as a planet, esp including its inhabitants
humankind; the human race
people generally; the public
in the eyes of the world
social or public life
to go out into the world
the universe or cosmos; everything in existence
a complex united whole regarded as resembling the universe
any star or planet, esp one that might be inhabited
8. (often capital)
a division or section of the earth, its history, or its inhabitants
the Western World
the Ancient World
the Third World
an area, sphere, or realm considered as a complete environment
the animal world
any field of human activity or way of life or those involved in it
the world of television
a period or state of existence
the next world
the total circumstances and experience of an individual that make up his or her life, esp that part of it relating to happiness
you have shattered my world
a large amount, number, or distance
worlds apart
worldly or secular life, ways, or people
15. logic possible world
16.  all the world and his wife
17.  bring into the world
18.  come into the world
19.  dead to the world
20.  for the world
21.  for all the world
22.  give to the world
23.  in the world
24.  man of the world
25.  not long for this world
26.  on top of the world
27.  out of this world
28.  set the world on fire
29.  the best of both worlds
30.  think the world of
31.  world of one's own
32.  world without end
33. (modifier)
of or concerning most or all countries; worldwide
world politics
a world record
34. (in combination)
throughout the world
The World
a man-made archipelago of 300 reclaimed islands built off the coast of Dubai in the shape of a map of the world. Area: 63 sq km (24 sq miles)

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of world
the planet earth
the whole universe
any heavenly body thought of hypothetically as inhabited
worlds in space
the earth and its inhabitants
the human race; mankind
people generally; the public
a discovery that startled the world
a.  [also W-]
some part of the earth
the Old World
some period of history, its society, etc.
the ancient world
any sphere or domain
the animal world
any sphere of human activity
the world of music
any sphere or state of existence
the world of tomorrow
individual experience, outlook, etc.
a man whose world is narrow
secular or social life and interests, as distinguished from the religious or spiritual
people primarily concerned with secular affairs and pursuits
7.  [often pl.]
a large amount; great deal
the rest did him a world (or worlds) of good
a star or planet

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of world
a. The earth, especially together with the life it supports: a chemical found all over the world; an ecological disaster that could threaten the entire world.
b. The universe: how the ancients conceived the world.
a. Humankind considered as social beings; human society: turned her back on the world.
b. People as a whole; the public: The event amazed the world.
3. often World A specified part of the earth: the Western World.
4. A part of the earth and its inhabitants as known at a given period in history: the ancient world.
5. A realm or domain: the animal world; the world of imagination.
a. A sphere of human activity or interest: the world of sports.
b. A class or group of people with common characteristics or pursuits: the scientific world.
7. A particular way of life: the world of the homeless.
8. All that relates to or affects the life of a person: He saw his world collapse about him.
9. Secular life and its concerns: a man of the world.
a. Human existence; life: brought a child into the world.
b. A state of existence: the next world.
11. often worlds A large amount; much: did her a world of good; candidates that are worlds apart on foreign policy.
12. A celestial body such as a planet: the possibility of life on other worlds.
1. Of or relating to the world: a world champion.
2. Involving or extending throughout the entire world: a world crisis.

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