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Definition of World


  1. The earth and the surrounding heavens; the creation; the system of created things; existent creation; the universe.
  2. Any planet or heavenly body, especially when considered as inhabited, and as the scene of interests analogous with human interests; as, a plurality of worlds.
  3. The earth and its inhabitants, with their concerns; the sum of human affairs and interests.
  4. In a more restricted sense, that part of the earth and its concerns which is known to any one, or contemplated by any one; a division of the globe, or of its inhabitants; human affairs as seen from a certain position, or from a given point of view; also, state of existence; scene of life and action; as, the Old World; the New World; the religious world; the Catholic world; the upper world; the future world; the heathen world.
  5. The customs, practices, and interests of men; general affairs of life; human society; public affairs and occupations; as, a knowledge of the world.
  6. Individual experience of, or concern with, life; course of life; sum of the affairs which affect the individual; as, to begin the world with no property; to lose all, and begin the world anew.
  7. The inhabitants of the earth; the human race; people in general; the public; mankind.
  8. The earth and its affairs as distinguished from heaven; concerns of this life as distinguished from those of the life to come; the present existence and its interests; hence, secular affairs; engrossment or absorption in the affairs of this life; worldly corruption; the ungodly or wicked part of mankind.
  9. As an emblem of immensity, a great multitude or quantity; a large number.
More "World" Quotations

World Translations

world in Danish is verden
world in Dutch is aardrijk, wereld
world in Finnish is maailma
world in French is mondiale, monde
world in German is Welt
world in Italian is mondo
world in Latin is mundus
world in Norwegian is verden, verden
world in Portuguese is mundo
world in Spanish is mundo