HyperDic: cosmopolitan

English > 4 senses of the word cosmopolitan:
ADJECTIVEallcosmopolitan, widely distributedgrowing or occurring in many parts of the world
allcosmopolitancomposed of people from or at home / home in many parts of the world
allcosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide, world-wideof worldwide scope or applicability
NOUNperson cosmopolitan, cosmopolitea sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries
cosmopolitan > pronunciation
Soundskaa.zmahpaa'lahtahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > cosmopolitan: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningGrowing or occurring in many parts of the world.
Examples
  • "a cosmopolitan herb"
  • "cosmopolitan in distribution"
Synonymwidely distributed
Categoryecology, bionomics, environmental scienceThe branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment / environment
See alsosophisticatedHaving or appealing to those having worldly / worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire
OppositeendemicNative to or confined to a certain region
Spanishcosmopolita
English > cosmopolitan: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningComposed of people from or at home / home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests.
Examples
  • "his cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creeds"- T.B. Macaulay
  • "the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt"
  • "that queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks"
Narrowertraveled, travelledfamiliar with many parts of the world
Oppositeprovincialcharacteristic of the provinces or their people
Spanishcosmopolita
Catalancosmopolita
English > cosmopolitan: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf worldwide scope or applicability.
Example"an issue of cosmopolitan import"
Synonymsecumenical, oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide, world-wide
BroadercomprehensiveIncluding all or everything
Spanishecuménico, global, mundial, universal
Catalanglobal, mundial, universal
English > cosmopolitan: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries.
Synonymcosmopolite
Narrowerglobetrotter, world travelersomeone who travels widely and often
Broadersophisticate, man of the worldA worldly-wise person
Spanishcosmopolita
Catalancosmopolita

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