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Definitions of world

  1. everything that exists anywhere; " they study the evolution of the universe"; " the biggest tree in existence"
  2. people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest; " the Western world"
  3. the concerns of the world as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife; " they consider the church to be independent of the world"
  4. the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live; " the Earth moves around the sun"; " he sailed around the world"
  5. involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; " global war"; " global monetary policy"; " neither national nor continental but planetary"; " a world crisis"; " of worldwide significance"
  6. people in general considered as a whole; " he is a hero in the eyes of the public"
  7. 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"
  8. a part of the earth that can be considered separately; " the outdoor world"; " the world of insects"
  9. all of the inhabitants of the earth; " all the world loves a lover"; " she always used ` humankind' because ` mankind' seemed to slight the women"
  10. The earth and the surrounding heavens; the creation; the system of created things; existent creation; the universe.
  11. 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.
  12. The earth and its inhabitants, with their concerns; the sum of human affairs and interests.
  13. 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.
  14. The customs, practices, and interests of men; general affairs of life; human society; public affairs and occupations; as, a knowledge of the world.
  15. 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.
  16. The inhabitants of the earth; the human race; people in general; the public; mankind.
  17. 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.
  18. As an emblem of immensity, a great multitude or quantity; a large number.
  19. The earth and its people; the whole system of natural objects; the universe; present or future state of existence; people generally; public life or society; life as concerned with secular, not religious, matters; sphere or domain; a part or sphere of the earth, its people, or their activities; a planet; a large number or amount.
  20. The earth and its inhabitants: the system of things: present state of existence: any planet or heavenly body: public life or society: 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.
  21. The earth; mankind; society; present state of things: any planet.
  22. The earth; any planet.
  23. A division of things; department; sphere.
  24. Mankind; the public.
  25. The practises and ways of men.
  26. Secular affairs; worldly pleasures.
  27. The earth and its inhabitants; the terraqueous globe; a division of it; any similar globe similarly regarded; any similar system of things; any region viewed as inhabited; any state of human existence; present state of existence; a secular life; the attractions, enjoyments, and cares of the present life; those engrossed with such things; public life or society; the public; business or trouble of life; a great multitude or quantity; mankind; people in general; course of life, as to begin the world; universal empire; all the world contains; the customs and manners of men; the practice of life; the principal nations or countries of the earth; the Roman empire; a large tract of country; a wide compass of things; the inhabitants of the earth; the human race; the carnal state or corruption of the earth; the ungodly part of the world; time, as world without end. In the world, in possibility. For all the world, exactly; entirely.
  28. The globe or planet on which we live; the universe; the earth; the present state of existence; the enjoyments and cares of the present life; course of life; customs and practices of men; people in general; in Scrip. sometimes, the Roman empire; a large and definite tract of country; the whole human race; the ungodly; very much or a great deal, as, a " world of good"; time, as, " world without end".
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Antonyms for world

hop, national, inch, shouting distance, void, hair, hairbreadth, stone's throw, nothingness, skip.

Quotes of world

  1. They say the first World Series is the one you remember most. No, no no. I guarantee you don't remember that one because the fantasy world you always dreamed about is suddenly real. – Sparky Anderson
  2. The ability of our people to think quickly and create great products in this whole new world of Internet open standards is not only essential to our success but is also one of the things that impresses me most about Netscape. – Jim Barksdale
  3. A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world – John le Carre
  4. I continue to have a special pride and passion for AOL, and I strongly believe that AOL- once the leading Internet company in the world can return to its past greatness. – Steve Case
  5. I'm a citizen of the world I like it that way. The world's a wonderful. I just think that some people are pretty badly represented. But when you speak to the people themselves they're delightful. They all want so little. – Billy Connolly
  6. These doomsday warriors look no more like soldiers than the soldiers of the Second World War looked like conquistadors. The more expert they become the more they look like lab assistants in small colleges. – Alistair Cooke
  7. Therefore, vegetarianism alone can give us the quality of com -passion, which distinguishes man from the rest of the animal world – Morarji Desai
  8. We remain united with the British, and our allies around the world in our resolve to defeat terrorism and bring those who commit these acts to justice. – Doc Hastings
  9. The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  10. In a world which is armed to its teeth with nuclear weapons, every quarrel or difference of opinion may lead to violence of a kind quite different from what is possible today. – Herman Kahn
  11. Donald and I still really wanted to be together, but I was fighting to keep what we had privately, and once the world gets involved in your life, little by little it breaks it down until you forget what it was in the first place. – Marla Maples
  12. When you write a two thousand page history of the Second World War, the deportations and the concentration camps will take up five pages, and the gas chambers perhaps 20 lines. – Jean-Marie Le Pen
  13. Just as the 99% of Soviet citizens who supported the Soviet regime in 1985 was no indication of what the people inside the USSR really thought, the army of true believers that we think we see in the Arab world is an illusion. – Natan Sharansky
  14. Art exists for the human species. I think that all of the people who love art, those who teach art, and all of you should burn with the obligation to save the world – Shinichi Suzuki
  15. The war we have to wage today has only one goal and that is to make the world safe for diversity. – U. Thant

Usage examples for world

  1. But he wouldn't go for the world – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  2. You do not understand the world – Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
  3. And be sure he would have told you what I tell you now, that all is well with all in the world – The Two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington
  4. Year in, year out, all over the world gold is worth the same. – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  5. There were no friends for him in the world like the Maurices. – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  6. Well, I know what all the world knows. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  7. But I have got to make my way in the world and I've no time. – Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard
  8. Who are you, and where in the world do you come from? – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  9. Of all places in the world why should Mr Brandon go there? – The Late Mrs. Null by Frank Richard Stockton
  10. It is easy enough to forget the world – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  11. What have they done to the world – Operation Terror by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  12. There is nothing like it in all the world – Sunny Slopes by Ethel Hueston
  13. " No." " Work, I suppose," said the girl; " the work that you love better than anything in the world – The Unspeakable Perk by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  14. " Makes all the difference in the world – Green Fancy by George Barr McCutcheon
  15. To this we may answer: Does the world get along so very well, after all? – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  16. He might have done something in the world – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  17. There is hardly anything in the world which Godfrey will not find out if he is given time. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  18. Can you think of nothing in the world but boots? – A Chair on The Boulevard by Leonard Merrick
  19. My world wouldn't have you, and your world wouldn't have me.... – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  20. Were there really such things left in the world – A Woman's Experience in the Great War by Louise Mack

Rhymes for world

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