What does cosmopolitan mean?

Definitions for cosmopolitanˌkɒz məˈpɒl ɪ tn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cosmopolitan.

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"


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cosmopolitan

    koz-mo-pol′i-tan, n. a citizen of the world: one free from local or national prejudices—also Cosmop′olite.—adj. belonging to all parts of the world: unprejudiced.—ns. Cosmopol′itanism, Cosmop′olitism, Cosmopol′icy (Shelley).—adjs. Cosmopol′itic, -polit′ical. [Gr. kosmopolitēskosmos, and politēs, a citizen—polis, a city.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cosmopolitan in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cosmopolitan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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