[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'.

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(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. [1]. Universe, cosmos, creation, nature.[2]. Earth, globe, terraqueous globe.[3]. Planet, heavenly body.[4]. Life, things, human affairs, secular affairs, affairs of life, social life, ways of men, course of things, stream of time.[5]. 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.





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