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Definitions of world

  1. everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the concerns of the world as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife; "they consider the church to be independent of the world" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a part of the earth that can be considered separately; "the outdoor world"; "the world of insects" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The earth and the surrounding heavens; the creation; the system of created things; existent creation; the universe. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The earth and its inhabitants, with their concerns; the sum of human affairs and interests. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The customs, practices, and interests of men; general affairs of life; human society; public affairs and occupations; as, a knowledge of the world. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The inhabitants of the earth; the human race; people in general; the public; mankind. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. As an emblem of immensity, a great multitude or quantity; a large number. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. The earth; mankind; society; present state of things: any planet. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. A division of things; department; sphere. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Mankind; the public. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The practises and ways of men. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Secular affairs; worldly pleasures. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. 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". Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for world

  1. Of all places in the world why should Mr Brandon go there? – The Late Mrs. Null by Frank Richard Stockton
  2. But I have got to make my way in the world and I've no time. – Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard
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