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world


noun

  1. the earth or globe, considered as a planet.
  2. (often initial capital letter) a particular division of the earth: the Western world.
  3. the earth or a part of it, with its inhabitants, affairs, etc., during a particular period: the ancient world.
  4. humankind; the human race; humanity: The world must eliminate war and poverty.
  5. the public generally: The whole world knows it.
  6. the class of persons devoted to the affairs, interests, or pursuits of this life: The world worships success.
  7. a particular class of people, with common interests, aims, etc.: the fashionable world.
  8. any sphere, realm, or domain, with all pertaining to it: a child’s world; the world of dreams; the insect world.
  9. everything that exists; the universe; the macrocosm.
  10. any complex whole conceived as resembling the universe: the world of the microcosm.
  11. one of the three general groupings of physical nature: animal world; mineral world; vegetable world.
  12. any period, state, or sphere of existence: this world; the world to come.
  13. Often worlds. a great deal: That vacation was worlds of fun.
  14. any indefinitely great expanse.
  15. any heavenly body: the starry worlds.

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