What does cosmopolitan mean?

Definitions for cosmopolitan
ˌkɒz məˈpɒl ɪ tncos·mopoli·tan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cosmopolitan, cosmopoliteadjective

    a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries

  2. cosmopolitan, widely distributedadjective

    growing or occurring in many parts of the world

    "a cosmopolitan herb"; "cosmopolitan in distribution"

  3. cosmopolitanadjective

    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-wideadjective

    of worldwide scope or applicability

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


  1. cosmopolitannoun

    a cosmopolitan person; a cosmopolite

  2. cosmopolitannoun

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

  3. cosmopolitanadjective

    all-inclusive; affecting the whole world

  4. cosmopolitanadjective

    composed of people from all over the world

  5. cosmopolitanadjective

    at ease in any part of the world

  6. cosmopolitanadjective

    growing in many parts of the world; widely distributed

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cosmopolitan, Cosmopolitenoun

    A citizen of the world; one who is at home in every place.

    Etymology: ϰόσμος and πολίτης.


  1. cosmopolitan

    Cosmopolitan refers to an individual, idea, or entity that embraces and appreciates the cultures and values of various countries and is comfortable and adaptable in any part of the world. It may also refer to a city or region that has diverse cultural influences and is sophisticated and global in its outlook.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cosmopolitannoun

    alt. of Cosmopolite

  2. Cosmopolitanadjective

    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. Cosmopolitan

    species that occur throughout most of the world.

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  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

Examples of cosmopolitan in a Sentence

  1. Adam Huttenlocker:

    Based on the unlikely discovery of this near-complete fossil cranium, we now recognize a new, cosmopolitan group of early mammal relatives.

  2. George Moore:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Lawrence Stager:

    The cosmopolitan life here is so much more elegant and worldly and connected with other parts of the eastern Mediterranean.

  5. 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.

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    cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
    A lucubrate
    B suffuse
    C descant
    D gloat

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