world meaning

EN[wɝld] [wɜːld] [-ɜː(ɹ)ld]
  • World is a common name for the whole of human civilization, specifically human experience, history, or the human condition in general, worldwide, i.e. anywhere on Earth or pertaining to anywhere on earth.
  • In a philosophical context it may refer to:
  • the whole of the physical Universe, or
  • an ontological world (see world disclosure).
  • In a theological context, world usually refers to the material or the profane sphere, as opposed to the celestial, spiritual, transcendent or sacred.
  • World history is commonly understood as spanning the major geopolitical developments of about five millennia, from the first civilizations to the present.
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    Definition of world in English Dictionary

  • NounPLworlds
    1. (with “the”) Human collective existence; existence in general.
      1. There will always be lovers, till the world’s end. ‎
    2. The Universe.
      1. NU (with “the”) The Earth.
        1. People are dying of starvation all over the world. ‎
      2. NC A planet, especially one which is inhabited or inhabitable.
        1. Our mission is to travel the galaxy and find new worlds. ‎
      3. An individual or group perspective or social setting.
        1. In the world of boxing, good diet is all-important. ‎
      4. INF A great amount.
        1. a world of difference;  a world of trouble;  a world of embarrassment ‎
      5. (archaic) Age, era.
        1. Thy kingdom is a kingdom of al worlds: and thy dominion in al generation and generation.
    3. VerbSGworldsPRworldingPT, PPworlded
      1. To consider or cause to be considered from a global perspective; to consider as a global whole, rather than making or focussing on national or other distinctions; compare globalise.
        1. To make real; to make worldly.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Kew is best known as the location of the Royal Botanic Gardens, now a World Heritage Site, and the National Archives
            • Furniss pointed out that in 1972, a year before Lycra skinsuits replaced nylon-skirted suits to spark the first swimwear revolution of the modern era, there were 53 world records set.
            • It preserves the blue-collar setting of The Flintstones, and the family constellations are similar, but the "warmedy" Flintstone world is turned on its ear.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • World leaders have repeatedly stated that we must act on climate change.
            • World record! 5 GHz WiFi connection spans 189 miles. [1]
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Such a double-minded person is perhaps hardly recognizable in this world, because his double-mindedness not evident inside the world.
            • The Americans are among the most generous tippers in the world.
            • The place is chock-a-block full of old empty bottles on shelves, a collection from around the world.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
              • Verbs
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              1. en worldly
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              3. en world-wide
              4. en worldliness
              5. en worldwide
              Source: Wiktionary

              Meaning of world for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "world" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb.
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