[ UK /wˈɜːld/ ]
[ US /ˈwɝɫd/ ]
  1. involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope
    neither national nor continental but planetary
    global war
    of worldwide significance
    global monetary policy
    a world crisis
  1. people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
    the Western world
  2. the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife
    they consider the church to be independent of the world
  3. a part of the earth that can be considered separately
    the outdoor world
    the world of insects
  4. the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    he sailed around the world
    the Earth moves around the sun
  5. people in general considered as a whole
    he is a hero in the eyes of the public
  6. 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
  7. all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
    for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were
    we live in different worlds
    his world was shattered
  8. everything that exists anywhere
    the biggest tree in existence
    they study the evolution of the universe
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How To Use world In A Sentence

  • WorldCom promises not to impose a minimum call charge and no set up or monthly rental fee.
  • Do you really want ambient and drum'n'bass remixers stomping on your world music? Times, Sunday Times
  • They have recognized that their business depends on world of mouth, and that world of mouth is based on customer satisfaction.
  • We learn a little more about how interconnected the world is. Times, Sunday Times
  • You may be trying to invoke the ‘echos from the supernal world’ but they're everywhere and where-ever people say they're doing magic there's a bit of truth there.
  • But in a world where grooming students for a career and making the arts responsive to business are key government priorities, a little artistic vision goes a long way.
  • Ignorance of Sarah Palin offends anyone who is educated, it's an insult to the intellectual world, american intelligence. Palin plans 'aggressive' fundraising push
  • The demonstration is set for Sunday to coincide with World AIDS Day.
  • Saturday morning came, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life.
  • The little divil that stole the dog-team an 'wint over the Pass in the dead o' winter for to see where the world come to an ind on the ither side, just because old Matt McCarthy was afther tellin 'her fairy stories? CHAPTER I
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