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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. The earth and the surrounding heavens; the creation; the system of created things; existent creation; the universe.
  10. 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.
  11. The earth and its inhabitants, with their concerns; the sum of human affairs and interests.
  12. 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.
  13. The customs, practices, and interests of men; general affairs of life; human society; public affairs and occupations; as, a knowledge of the world.
  14. 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.
  15. The inhabitants of the earth; the human race; people in general; the public; mankind.
  16. 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.
  17. As an emblem of immensity, a great multitude or quantity; a large number.
  18. 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.
  19. The earth; mankind; society; present state of things: any planet.
  20. The earth; any planet.
  21. A division of things; department; sphere.
  22. Mankind; the public.
  23. The practises and ways of men.
  24. Secular affairs; worldly pleasures.
  25. 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.
  26. 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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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
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