Definitions for worldwɜrld

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the earth or globe, considered as a planet.

  2. (often cap.) a particular division of the earth:

    the Western world.

  3. the earth or a part of it, with its inhabitants, affairs, etc., during a particular period:

    the ancient world.

  4. humankind; the human race; humanity.

  5. the public generally:

    The whole world knows it.

  6. the class of persons devoted to the affairs, interests, or pursuits of this life:

    The world worships success.

  7. a particular class of people, with common interests, aims, etc.:

    the fashionable world.

  8. any sphere, realm, or domain, with all pertaining to it:

    the world of dreams.

  9. everything that exists; the universe; the macrocosm.

  10. one of the three general groupings of physical nature:

    animal world; mineral world; vegetable world.

  11. any period, state, or sphere of existence:

    this world; the world to come.

  12. Often, worlds. a great deal:

    That trip was worlds of fun.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  13. any indefinitely great expanse.

  14. any heavenly body:

    the starry worlds.

Idioms for world:

  1. bring into the world, to give birth to; bear. to deliver (a baby).

    Category: Idiom

  2. come into the world, to be born.

    Category: Idiom

  3. for all the world, for any consideration, however great: in every respect; precisely:

    She wouldn't visit them for all the world.

    You look for all the world like my friend Mary.

    Category: Idiom

  4. in the world, at all: (used as an intensifier after interrogative words):

    without a care in the world.

    What in the world do you mean by that?

    Category: Idiom

  5. out of this world, extraordinary; wonderful; fantastic.

    Category: Idiom

  6. think the world of, to like, admire or care about very much.

    Category: Idiom

  7. world without end, for all eternity; forever.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of world:

bef. 900; ME; OE w(e)orld, c. OS werold, OHG weralt, ON verǫld, all < Gmc *wer-ald- lit., age of man

Princeton's WordNet

  1. universe, existence, creation, world, cosmos, macrocosm(noun)

    everything that exists anywhere

    "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"

  2. world, domain(noun)

    people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest

    "the Western world"

  3. world, reality(noun)

    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"

  4. Earth, earth, world, globe(noun)

    the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on

    "the Earth moves around the sun"; "he sailed around the world"

  5. populace, public, world(noun)

    people in general considered as a whole

    "he is a hero in the eyes of the public"

  6. world(noun)

    a part of the earth that can be considered separately

    "the outdoor world"; "the world of insects"

  7. worldly concern, earthly concern, world, earth(noun)

    the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife

    "they consider the church to be independent of the world"

  8. world, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, man(adj)

    all of the living human inhabitants of the earth

    "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"

  9. global, planetary, world(a), worldwide, world-wide(adj)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. worldɜrld

    a particular area or particular group of people, animals, etc.

    the Western/developed world; the animal world

  2. worldɜrld

    everyone and everything involved in a particular kind of work, activity, or situation

    the art/fashion world; the world of politics/teaching/finance

  3. worldɜrld

    a particular type of life and set of experiences

    Her world was never to be the same again.; Living here is a whole different world.

  4. worldɜrld

    to be very important in sb's life

    Seeing my son again would mean the world to me.

  5. worldɜrld

    not involved with the people and events happening around you

    Her vivid imagination let her live in a world of her own.

  6. worldɜrld

    emphasizes you are surprised or angry

    Why in the world would you give money to that man?

  7. worldɜrld

    amazing, very impressive

    The views of the mountains are out of this world.

  8. worldɜrld

    to like very much

    She thinks the world of her two grandchildren.

  9. world(adjective)ɜrld

    involving all countries

    a world conference


  1. world(Noun)

    Human collective existence; existence in general.

    There will always be lovers, till the worldu2019s end.

  2. world(Noun)

    The Universe.

  3. world(Noun)

    The Earth.

    People are dying of starvation all over the world.

  4. world(Noun)

    A planet,especially one which is inhabited or inhabitable.

    Our mission is to travel the galaxy and find new worlds.

  5. world(Noun)

    An individual or group perspective or social setting.

    In the world of boxing, good diet is all-important.

  6. world(Noun)

    A great amount.

  7. world(Verb)

    to consider or cause to be considered from a global perspective; to consider as a global whole, rather than making or focussing on national or other distinctions; cf to globalise

  8. world(Verb)

    to make real; to make worldly

  9. Origin: From woruld.

Webster Dictionary

  1. World(noun)

    the earth and the surrounding heavens; the creation; the system of created things; existent creation; the universe

  2. World(noun)

    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

  3. World(noun)

    the earth and its inhabitants, with their concerns; the sum of human affairs and interests

  4. World(noun)

    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

  5. World(noun)

    the customs, practices, and interests of men; general affairs of life; human society; public affairs and occupations; as, a knowledge of the world

  6. World(noun)

    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

  7. World(noun)

    the inhabitants of the earth; the human race; people in general; the public; mankind

  8. World(noun)

    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

  9. World(noun)

    as an emblem of immensity, a great multitude or quantity; a large number


  1. World

    World is a common name for the whole of human civilization, specifically human experience, history, or the human condition in general, worldwide, i.e. anywhere on Earth. In a philosophical context it may refer to: ⁕the whole of the physical Universe, or ⁕an ontological world. In a theological context, world usually refers to the material or the profane sphere, as opposed to the celestial, spiritual, transcendent or sacred. The "end of the world" refers to scenarios of the final end of human history, often in religious contexts. World history is commonly understood as spanning the major geopolitical developments of about five millennia, from the first civilizations to the present. World population is the sum of all human populations at any time; similarly, world economy is the sum of the economies of all societies, especially in the context of globalization. Terms like world championship, gross world product, world flags etc. also imply the sum or combination of all current-day sovereign states. In terms such as world religion, world language, and world war, world suggests international or intercontinental scope without necessarily implying participation of the entire world.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'world' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #132

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'world' in Written Corpus Frequency: #376

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'world' in Nouns Frequency: #19

Anagrams of world

  1. l-word

Translations for world

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the planet Earth

every country of the world.

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