Complete Definition of "world"

English

rank|find|got|let|193|world|thing|set|told

Etymology
ME. < OE. woruld < Ger. *wer-ald, "age of man".

Pronunciation
(Canadian): IPA|/wÉÉÉ«dÌ¥/
(UK): IPA|/wÉËld/, SAMPA|/w3:ld/
(US): AHD|wûrld, IPA|/wÉld/, SAMPA|/w3`ld/
audio|en-ca-world.ogg|Audio (CA)

Homophones
whirled (in accents with the wine-whine merger)
whorled (in accents with the wine-whine merger)

Noun
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  1. (with the) Human life, existence in general.

#: There will always be lovers, till the worldâs end.

  1. uncountable (with the) The earth.

#: People are dying of starvation all over the world.

  1. countable An inhabited planet.

#: Our mission is to travel the galaxy and find new worlds.

  1. An individual or group perspective or social setting.

#: In the world of boxing, good diet is all-important.

Quotations
2007 September 27, Marc Rayman (interviewee), âNASA's Ion-Drive Asteroid Hunter Lifts Offâ, NPR.org, National Public Radio, at <tt>npr.org</tt>

Synonyms
(the earth): Earth, the earth, the globe
(an inhabited planet):
(the universe): the cosmos, the universe
(individual or group perspective or social setting): circle

Derived terms
rel-top|terms derived from "world"
it's not the end of the world
mean the world to
out of this world
think the world of
underworld
worldly
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fast-paced world
world war
World War I
World War II
world-weary
worldwide
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Translations
trans-top|human existence
Danish: menneskehed c
Finnish: maailma
Frisian: wrâld
trans-mid
Japanese: JAchar|ä¸ç (JAchar|ããã, sekai)
Swedish: värld c
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trans-top|the earth
Bosnian: svijet m
Chinese:
Croatian: svijet m
Czech: svÄt m
Danish: verden c
Ewe: xexeme
Finnish: maailma, maapallo, maa
Frisian: wrâld, ierde
Old Frisian: wrald
Greek: t|el|scGrek|κÏÏμοÏ|m|trkósmos
trans-mid
Hindi: दà¥à¤¨à¤¿à¤¯à¤¾ (duniyÄ) f
Japanese: JAchar|ä¸ç (JAchar|ããã, sekai)
Kurdish: KUchar|دÙÛا, dinya
Russian: Ð¼Ð¸Ñ (mir) m, ÑÐ²ÐµÑ (sv'et) m
Serbian:

Scots: warld
Swedish: värld c
Urdu: URchar|دÙÛا f
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trans-top|inhabited planet
Bosnian: svijet m
Croatian: svijet m
Czech: svÄt m
Danish: verden c
Ewe: xexeme
Finnish: maailma
Frisian: wrâld
Greek: t|el|scGrek|κÏÏμοÏ|m|trkósmos
trans-mid
Hindi: दà¥à¤¨à¤¿à¤¯à¤¾ (duniyÄ) f
Russian: Ð¼Ð¸Ñ (mir) m, планеÑа (plan'éta) f
Serbian:

Swedish: värld c
Urdu: URchar|دÙÛا f
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trans-top|individual or group perspective or social setting
Czech: svÄt m
Danish: verden c
Finnish: maailma
Frisian: wrâldsje
Greek: t|el|scGrek|κÏÏμοÏ|m|trkósmos
trans-mid
Japanese: JAchar|-ç (JAchar|-ãã, -kai)
Russian: Ð¼Ð¸Ñ (mir) m
Swedish: värld c
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ttbc|Albanian: botë f
ttbc|Ancient Greek: γῠf
ttbc|Arabic: Arab|عاÙÙ ('Älam) m, Arab|دÙÙا|دÙÙÙÙا (dunyÄ)
ttbc|Armenian: Õ¡Õ·Õ­Õ¡ÖÕ° (aÅ¡Ïarh)
ttbc|Catalan: món m
ttbc|Dutch: wereld m
ttbc|Esperanto: mondo#Esperanto|mondo
ttbc|Estonian: maailm
ttbc|French: monde m
ttbc|German: Welt f, Erde f (1)
ttbc|Hebrew: ×¢××× (ólam) m
ttbc|Hungarian: világ
ttbc|Icelandic: heimur m, veröld f
ttbc|Ido: mondo#Ido|mondo
ttbc|Indonesian: dunia
ttbc|Irish: saol
ttbc|Italian: mondo#Italian|mondo m
ttbc|Korean: ë리 (nuri), ì¸ê³ (ä¸ç, segye)
ttbc|Kurdish: cîhan
ttbc|Latin: mundus m
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ttbc|Latvian: pasaule
ttbc|Lithuanian: pasaulis m
ttbc|Maltese: dinja
ttbc|Mongolian: дÑлÑий (delhij)
ttbc|Norwegian: verden m
ttbc|Old English: woruld, middangeard|middanġeard
ttbc|Persian: FAchar|جÙاÙ|جÙÙا٠(jæhÄn)
ttbc|Polish: Åwiat m
ttbc|Portuguese: mundo m
ttbc|Punjabi: ਸੰਸਾਰ (sænsaar), ਦà©à¨¨à©à¨ (dunÄ«ya), à¨à¨à¨¤ (jægæt)
ttbc|Romanian: lume f
ttbc|Romansch: mund m
ttbc|Scots: warld
ttbc|Sicilian: munnu m
ttbc|Slovak: svet m
ttbc|Slovene: svet m
ttbc|Spanish: mundo m
ttbc|Tagalog: mundo
ttbc|Telugu: t|te|à°ªà±à°°à°ªà°à°à°®à± (prapancamu), t|te|à°²à±à°à°®à± (lOkamu)
ttbc|Turkish: dünya (1,2), yerküre (1) , evren (3)
ttbc|Ukrainian: ÑвÑÑ m
ttbc|Vietnamese: thế giá»i
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See also
global
globalisation
globalization

External links
wikipedia|dab=world (disambiguation)|world

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