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noun


(1)   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"
(2)   The concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife
"They consider the church to be independent of the world"
(3)   All of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
"His world was shattered"
"We live in different worlds"
"For them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were"
(4)   People in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
"The Western world"
(5)   People in general considered as a whole
"He is a hero in the eyes of the public"
(6)   The 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
"The Earth moves around the sun"
"He sailed around the world"
(7)   Everything that exists anywhere
"They study the evolution of the universe"
"The biggest tree in existence"
(8)   A part of the earth that can be considered separately
"The outdoor world"
"The world of insects"
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Noun


  1. Human collective existence; existence in general.
    There will always be lovers, till the world’s end.
  2. The Universe.
  3. The earth.
    People are dying of starvation all over the world.
  4. A planet,especially one which is inhabited or inhabitable.
    Our mission is to travel the galaxy and find new worlds.
    • 2007 September 27, Marc Rayman (interviewee), “NASA's Ion-Drive Asteroid Hunter Lifts Off”, National Public Radio:
      I think many people think of asteroids as kind of little chips of rock. But the places that Dawn is going to really are more like worlds.
  5. An individual or group perspective or social setting.
    In the world of boxing, good diet is all-important.
  6. A great amount.
    a world of difference