HyperDic: world

English > 9 senses of the word world:
NOUNobjectworld, universe, existence, creation, cosmos, macrocosmeverything that exists anywhere
groupworld, domainpeople in general
cognitionworld, realityall of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
objectworld, Earth, earth, globethe 3rd planet from the sun
groupworld, populace, publicpeople in general considered as a whole
objectworlda part of the earth that can be considered separately
cognitionworld, worldly concern, earthly concern, earththe concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife
animalworld, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, manall of the living human inhabitants of the earth
ADJECTIVEallworld, global, planetary, worldwide, world-wideinvolving the entire earth
world > pronunciation
Soundswer'ld
Rhymescurled ... underworld: 5 rhymes with erld...
English > world: 9 senses > adjective 1
MeaningInvolving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope.
Examples
  • "a world crisis"
  • "of worldwide significance"
Synonymsglobal, planetary, worldwide, world-wide
BroaderinternationalConcerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
Spanishglobal, mundial, universal
Catalanglobal, mundial, universal
English > world: 9 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningEverything that exists anywhere.
Synonymsuniverse, existence, creation, cosmos, macrocosm
Membersgalaxy, extragalactic nebula(astronomy) a collection of star systems
Partscelestial body, heavenly bodynatural objects visible in the sky
extraterrestrial object, estraterrestrial bodyA natural object existing outside the earth and outside the earth's atmosphere
Narrowerclosed universe(cosmology) a universe that is spatially closed and in which there is sufficient matter to halt the expansion that began with the big bang
natural orderThe physical universe considered as an orderly system subject to natural (not human or supernatural) laws
natureThe natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.
Broadernatural objectAn object occurring naturally
Spanishcosmos, creación, macrocosmo, macrocosmos, mundo, naturaleza, universo
Catalancosmos, macrocosmos, món, naturalesa, natura, univers
English > world: 9 senses > noun 2, group
Meaningpeople in general; especially a distinctive / distinctive group of people with some shared interest.
Example"the Western world"
Synonymdomain
NarrowerGrub StreetThe world of literary hacks
academia, academeThe academic world
Broaderclass, stratum, social class, socio-economic classPeople having the same social, economic, or educational status
English > world: 9 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningAll of your experiences that determine how things appear to you.
Examples
  • "his world was shattered"
  • "we live in different worlds"
Synonymreality
Narrowerreal world, real lifeThe practical world as opposed to the academic world
BroaderexperienceThe content of direct observation or participation in an event
Spanishmundo, realidad
Catalanmón, realitat
English > world: 9 senses > noun 4, object
MeaningThe 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on.
Example "he sailed around the world"
SynonymsEarth, earth, globe
Instance ofterrestrial planetA planet having a compact rocky surface like the Earth's
Member ofsolar systemThe sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
PartsVan Allen beltA belt of charged particles (resulting from cosmic rays) above the Earth trapped by the Earth's magnetic field
atmosphere, airThe mass of air surrounding the Earth
hemispherehalf of the terrestrial globe
hydrosphereThe watery layer of the earth's surface
land, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firmaThe solid part of the earth's surface
lithosphere, geosphereThe solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
skyThe atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth
Spanishglobo, globo terráqueo, globo terrestre, mundo, Tierra, tierra
Catalanglobus terraqüi, món, Terra, terra
English > world: 9 senses > noun 5, group
MeaningPeople in general considered as a whole.
Synonymspopulace, public
MembersaudienceThe part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment
Narroweradmass(chiefly British) the segment of the public that is easily influenced by mass media
Broaderpeople(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
Spanishmundo, público, pueblo
Catalanpoble
English > world: 9 senses > noun 6, object
MeaningA part of the earth that can be considered separately.
Examples
  • "the outdoor world"
  • "the world of insects"
Broaderpart, pieceA portion of a natural object
SpanishMundo
English > world: 9 senses > noun 7, cognition
MeaningThe concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife.
Example"they consider the church to be independent of the world"
Synonymsworldly concern, earthly concern, earth
BroaderconcernSomething that interests you because it is important or affects you
Adjectivesworldlycharacteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
English > world: 9 senses > noun 8, animal
MeaningAll of the living human inhabitants of the earth.
Example"all the world loves a lover"
Synonymshuman race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, man
Memberspeople(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
Broadergroup, groupingAny number of entities (members) considered as a unit
homo, man, human being, humanAny living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
Spanishespecie humana, género humano, hombre, humanidad, mundo, raza humana, tierra
Catalanespècie humana, gènere humà, home, humanitat, llinatge humà, món, raça humana

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