Definitions for cosmopolitanˌkɒz məˈpɒl ɪ tn

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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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Moore:

    Art must be parochial in the beginning to be cosmopolitan in the end.

  2. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo:

    We aim to highlight the unity and the solidarity of a cosmopolitan city, which I am sure will be one of the key strengths to win.

  3. Luke Wood:

    Hong Kong has this raw entrepreneurial spirit, it's the gateway in and out of China, so there is this truly global, cosmopolitan set of people. There's a tremendous amount of optimism, a tremendous amount of energy.

  4. Philippines President:

    Food is a value shared by our more than 100 million people, we're also getting to be more and more cosmopolitan because of the ten million members of our population who live outside the country. As a result, every type of food you want is here -- and not just in metro Manila.

  5. Alicia Au:

    Halloween is now embraced in Kuala Lumpur (the cosmopolitan capital of Malaysia), lots of malls will sell Halloween-related merchandise and bars will put up decorations. However, there is not so much trick or treating for the kids. I just don’t think that idea has caught on yet.

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