English adjective: world
|1.||world involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope|
Global monetary policy.
Neither national nor continental but planetary.
A world crisis.
Of worldwide significance.
|Synonyms||global, planetary, world-wide, worldwide|
English noun: world
|1.||world (object) everything that exists anywhere|
|Samples||They study the evolution of the universe.|
The biggest tree in existence.
|Synonyms||cosmos, creation, existence, macrocosm, universe|
|Broader (hypernym)||natural object|
|Narrower (hyponym)||closed universe, natural order, nature|
|Part holonym||celestial body, estraterrestrial body, extraterrestrial object, heavenly body|
|Member holonym||extragalactic nebula, galaxy|
|2.||world (group) people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest|
|Samples||The Western world.|
|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|
|Samples||His world was shattered.|
We live in different worlds.
For them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were.
|Narrower (hyponym)||real life, real world|
|4.||world (object) the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on|
|Samples||The Earth moves around the sun.|
He sailed around the world.
|Instance hypernym||terrestrial planet|
|Part holonym||air, atmosphere, dry land, earth, geosphere, ground, hemisphere, hydrosphere, land, lithosphere, sky, solid ground, terra firma, Van Allen belt|
|Member meronym||solar system|
|5.||world (group) people in general considered as a whole|
|Samples||He is a hero in the eyes of the public.|
|6.||world (object) a part of the earth that can be considered separately|
|Samples||The 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|
|Samples||They consider the church to be independent of the world.|
|Synonyms||earth, earthly concern, worldly concern|
|8.||world (animal) all of the living human inhabitants of the earth|
|Samples||All the world loves a lover.|
She always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women.
|Synonyms||human beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans, man, mankind|
|Broader (hypernym)||group, grouping, homo, human, human being, man|