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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Moore:

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

  2. Lawrence Stager:

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

  3. 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.

  4. John Losey:

    We’ve gone from a really diverse complex of native species to a much less diverse complex, dominated by a few foreign cosmopolitan species, we are seeing that same trend worldwide.

  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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