What is the meaning of world?


  • Everything that exists anywhere.
    • usage: "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"
  • People in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest.
    • usage: "the Western world"
  • All of your experiences that determine how things appear to you.
    • usage: "his world was shattered"; "we live in different worlds"; "for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were"
  • The 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on.
    • usage: "the Earth moves around the sun"; "he sailed around the world"
  • People in general considered as a whole.
    • usage: "he is a hero in the eyes of the public"
  • A part of the earth that can be considered separately.
    • usage: "the outdoor world"; "the world of insects"
  • The concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife.
    • usage: "they consider the church to be independent of the world"
  • All of the living human inhabitants of the earth.
    • usage: "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"


  • Involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope.
    • usage: "global war"; "global monetary policy"; "neither national nor continental but planetary"; "a world crisis"; "of worldwide significance"
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