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Definitions for cosmopolite
kɒzˈmɒp əˌlaɪtcos·mopo·lite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cosmopolitan, cosmopolitenoun

    a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries


  1. cosmopolitenoun

    One who is at home in every place; a citizen of the world; a cosmopolitan person.

  2. cosmopolitenoun

    A painted lady (a butterfly of a certain species).

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. cosmopolite

    A cosmopolite is a person who is at home in all parts of the world, or who embraces customs, ideas, and sentiments from many different countries. They are often well-traveled, knowledgeable of various cultures, and comfortable in diverse settings. The term is derived from the Greek words "kosmos", meaning world, and "polites", meaning citizen. Thus, a cosmopolite can also be referred to as a global citizen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cosmopolitenoun

    one who has no fixed residence, or who is at home in every place; a citizen of the world

  2. Cosmopoliteadjective

    having no fixed residence; at home in any place; free from local attachments or prejudices; not provincial; liberal

  3. Cosmopoliteadjective

    common everywhere; widely spread; found in all parts of the world

  4. Cosmopolite

    see Cosmopolitan

  5. Etymology: [Gr. kosmopoli`ths; ko`smos the world + poli`ths citizen, po`lis city: cf. F. cosmopolitain, cosmopolite.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cosmopolite in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cosmopolite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of cosmopolite in a Sentence

  1. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    God has made man a cosmopolite. He created seas for ships to glide on, the wind to push them, and the stars to guide them even in darkest night.

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