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Noun: world  wurld
  1. Everything that exists anywhere
    "they study the evolution of the world";
    - universe, existence, creation, cosmos, macrocosm
     
  2. People in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
    "the Western world";
    - domain
     
  3. All of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
    "his world was shattered"; "we live in different worlds";
    - reality
     
  4. The 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    "he sailed around the world";
    - Earth, earth, globe
     
  5. People in general considered as a whole
    "he is a hero in the eyes of the world";
    - populace, public
     
  6. A part of the earth that can be considered separately
    "the outdoor world"; "the world of insects"
     
  7. The concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife
    "they consider the church to be independent of the world";
    - worldly concern, earthly concern, earth
     
  8. All of the living human inhabitants of the earth
    "all the world loves a lover";
    - human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, man
Adjective: world  wurld
  1. Involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope
    "a world crisis"; "world-wide war";
    - global, planetary, worldwide, world-wide

Sounds like: word, wh, world, whirled, w

Derived forms: worlds

See also: international

Type of: class, concern, experience, group, grouping, homo, human, human being, man, natural object, part, people, piece, social class, socio-economic class, stratum, terrestrial planet

Part of: solar system

Encyclopedia: World, flesh, and devil