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English adjective: world

1. world involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope


SamplesGlobal war.
Global monetary policy.
Neither national nor continental but planetary.
A world crisis.
Of worldwide significance.


Synonymsglobal, planetary, world-wide, worldwide


Similarinternational


Antonymsnational


English noun: world

1. world (object) everything that exists anywhere


SamplesThey study the evolution of the universe.
The biggest tree in existence.


Synonymscosmos, creation, existence, macrocosm, universe


Broader (hypernym)natural object


Narrower (hyponym)closed universe, natural order, nature


Part holonymcelestial body, estraterrestrial body, extraterrestrial object, heavenly body


Member holonymextragalactic nebula, galaxy

2. world (group) people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest


SamplesThe Western world.


Synonymsdomain


Broader (hypernym)class, social class, socio-economic class, stratum


Narrower (hyponym)academe, academia, Grub Street

3. world (cognition) all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you


SamplesHis world was shattered.
We live in different worlds.
For them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were.


Synonymsreality


Broader (hypernym)experience


Narrower (hyponym)real life, real world

4. world (object) the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on


SamplesThe Earth moves around the sun.
He sailed around the world.


SynonymsEarth, globe


Instance hypernymterrestrial planet


Part holonymair, atmosphere, dry land, earth, geosphere, ground, hemisphere, hydrosphere, land, lithosphere, sky, solid ground, terra firma, Van Allen belt


Member meronymsolar system

5. world (group) people in general considered as a whole


SamplesHe is a hero in the eyes of the public.


Synonymspopulace, public


Broader (hypernym)people


Narrower (hyponym)admass


Member holonymaudience

6. world (object) a part of the earth that can be considered separately


SamplesThe outdoor world.
The world of insects.


Broader (hypernym)part, piece

7. world (cognition) the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife


SamplesThey consider the church to be independent of the world.


Synonymsearth, earthly concern, worldly concern


Broader (hypernym)concern

8. world (animal) all of the living human inhabitants of the earth


SamplesAll the world loves a lover.
She always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women.


Synonymshuman beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans, man, mankind


Broader (hypernym)group, grouping, homo, human, human being, man


Member holonympeople









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