[wɜːld] or [wɝld]
(noun.) all of the living human inhabitants of the earth; 'all the world loves a lover'; 'she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women'.
(noun.) all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you; 'his world was shattered'; 'we live in different worlds'; 'for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were'.
(noun.) people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest; 'the Western world'.
(noun.) a part of the earth that can be considered separately; 'the outdoor world'; 'the world of insects'.
(n.) The earth and the surrounding heavens; the creation; the system of created things; existent creation; the universe.
(n.) Any planet or heavenly body, especially when considered as inhabited, and as the scene of interests analogous with human interests; as, a plurality of worlds.
(n.) The earth and its inhabitants, with their concerns; the sum of human affairs and interests.
(n.) In a more restricted sense, that part of the earth and its concerns which is known to any one, or contemplated by any one; a division of the globe, or of its inhabitants; human affairs as seen from a certain position, or from a given point of view; also, state of existence; scene of life and action; as, the Old World; the New World; the religious world; the Catholic world; the upper world; the future world; the heathen world.
(n.) The customs, practices, and interests of men; general affairs of life; human society; public affairs and occupations; as, a knowledge of the world.
(n.) Individual experience of, or concern with, life; course of life; sum of the affairs which affect the individual; as, to begin the world with no property; to lose all, and begin the world anew.
(n.) The inhabitants of the earth; the human race; people in general; the public; mankind.
(n.) The earth and its affairs as distinguished from heaven; concerns of this life as distinguished from those of the life to come; the present existence and its interests; hence, secular affairs; engrossment or absorption in the affairs of this life; worldly corruption; the ungodly or wicked part of mankind.
(n.) As an emblem of immensity, a great multitude or quantity; a large number.
n. . Universe, cosmos, creation, nature.. Earth, globe, terraqueous globe.. Planet, heavenly body.. Life, things, human affairs, secular affairs, affairs of life, social life, ways of men, course of things, stream of time.. Public, society, people, men, mankind, human race.
SYN:Globe, earth, universe, cosmos_people
n. the earth and its inhabitants: the system of things: present state of existence: any planet or heavenly body: public life or society: an organic whole: business: the public: a secular life: course of life: a very large extent of country as the 'New World:' very much or a great deal as 'a world of good:' time as in the phrase 'world without end'=eternally: possibility as in 'nothing in the world:' (B.) the ungodly.—adjs. Worl′ded containing worlds; World′-har′dened hardened by the love of worldly things.—ns. World′-lang′uage a universal language; World′liness; World′ling one who is devoted to worldly or temporal possessions.—adjs. World′ly pertaining to the world esp. as distinguished from the world to come: devoted to this life and its enjoyments: bent on gain—also adv.; World′ly-mind′ed having the mind set on the present world.—n. World′ly-mind′edness.—adjs. World′ly-wise wise in this world's affairs; World′-old exceedingly ancient; World′-wea′ried -wea′ry tired of the world; World′wide wide or extensive as the world.—All the world everybody: everything; All the world and his wife (coll.) everybody: also an ill-assorted mass; A world a great deal; Carry the world before one to pass to success through every obstacle; For all the world precisely entirely; Go to the world (Shak.) to get married; In the world an intensive phrase usually following an interrogative pronoun or adverb.—The New World the western hemisphere the Americas; The Old World the eastern hemisphere comprising Europe Africa and Asia; The other world the non-material sphere the spiritual world; The whole world the sum of what is contained in the world; The world's end the most distant point possible.
- A piece of tapestry over a door also showed a blue-green world with a pale stag in it. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- For a short while the world outside of Menlo Park held Edison's claims in derision. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- As yet only China knew of the Huns; there were no Turks in Western Turkestan or anywhere else then, no Tartars in the world. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- As the glare of day mellowed into twilight, we looked down upon a picture which is celebrated all over the world. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- Emma would not have smiled for the world, and only said, Is Mr. Elton gone on foot to Donwell? 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- The world of sense is still depreciated and identified with opinion, though admitted to be a shadow of the true. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- I hinted that the climate-- The finest climate in the world! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- It was the superficial unreal world of fact. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- Famous clients of ours that got us a world of credit. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- Outwardly it is very like the world before the war. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Where Judy Trenor led, all the world would follow; and Lily had the doomed sense of the castaway who has signalled in vain to fleeing sails. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- Human nature appears to be just the same, all over the world. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- She did not believe in the spiritual world--it was an affectation. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- Oh, I know naught of the work-a-day world! 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- Many were convinced that the end of the world was at hand, and strove to fix their thoughts solely on the world to come. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- I believe you were glad we danced no longer; but I would have given worldsall the worlds one ever has to givefor another half-hour. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- I would not have missed it for worlds. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- Mr. Snodgrass seized his friend's hand warmly, as he enthusiastically replied, 'Not for worlds! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- Not for ten thousand worlds, Misse! 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- For all practical purposes, they represent two independent worlds. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Worlds could not have tempted either me, or my _femme de chambre_, to have passed another night alone in that house. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- My dear fellow, said the colonel, I would not for worlds spoil your comfort. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- Not for worlds would she enter there. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- I wouldn't have it, for a thousand worlds. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- He regarded the universe as an infinity of worlds acted upon by an eternal Agent, and full of beings, tending through their vario us states to a final perfection. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- I am a citizen of two worlds; Captain John Carter of Virginia, Prince of the House of Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- It's the best of old worlds! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- Activity is divided, and two separate worlds are built up, occupying activity at divided periods. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Baden Powell, in his Essays on the Unity of Worlds, 1855. 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.
- For worlds would not I have had a letter of hers seen by YOU in former days. 简·奥斯汀. 理智与情感.