Definitions for cosmopolitanˌkɒz məˈpɒl ɪ tn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cos•mo•pol•i•tanˌkɒz məˈpɒl ɪ tn(adj.)

  1. belonging to all the world; not limited to the politics, interests, or prejudices of one part of the world.

  2. of or characteristic of a cosmopolite; worldly; sophisticated.

  3. (of an animal, plant, etc.) widely distributed over the globe.

    Category: Ecology

  4. (n.)a person who is free from local, provincial, or national bias or attachment; citizen of the world; cosmopolite.

Origin of cosmopolitan:

1835–45; cosmopolite+-an1

cos`mo•pol′i•tan•ism(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cosmopolitan, cosmopolite(adj)

    a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries

  2. cosmopolitan, widely distributed(adj)

    growing or occurring in many parts of the world

    "a cosmopolitan herb"; "cosmopolitan in distribution"

  3. cosmopolitan(adj)

    composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests

    "his cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creeds"- T.B. Macaulay; "the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt"; "that queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks"

  4. cosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide, world-wide(adj)

    of worldwide scope or applicability

    "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience"

Wiktionary

  1. cosmopolitan(Noun)

    a cosmopolitan person; a cosmopolite

  2. cosmopolitan(Noun)

    a cocktail containing vodka, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice

  3. cosmopolitan(Adjective)

    all-inclusive; affecting the whole world

  4. cosmopolitan(Adjective)

    composed of people from all over the world

  5. cosmopolitan(Adjective)

    at ease in any part of the world

  6. cosmopolitan(Adjective)

    growing in many parts of the world; widely distributed

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cosmopolitan(noun)

    alt. of Cosmopolite

  2. Cosmopolitan(adj)

    alt. of Cosmopolite


Translations for cosmopolitan

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cosmopolitan(adjective)

belonging to all parts of the world

The population of London is very cosmopolitan.

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