Meaning of world
Pronunciation: (wûrld), [key]
- the earth or globe, considered as a planet.
- (often cap.) a particular division of the earth: the Western world.
- the earth or a part of it, with its inhabitants, affairs, etc., during a particular period: the ancient world.
- humankind; the human race; humanity: The world must eliminate war and poverty.
- the public generally: The whole world knows it.
- the class of persons devoted to the affairs, interests, or pursuits of this life: The world worships success.
- a particular class of people, with common interests, aims, etc.: the fashionable world.
- any sphere, realm, or domain, with all pertaining to it: a child's world; the world of dreams; the insect world.
- everything that exists; the universe; the macrocosm.
- any complex whole conceived as resembling the universe: the world of the microcosm.
- one of the three general groupings of physical nature: animal world; mineral world; vegetable world.
- any period, state, or sphere of existence: this world; the world to come.
- Often,a great deal: That vacation was worlds of fun.
- any indefinitely great expanse.
- any heavenly body: the starry worlds.
- My grandmother brought nine children into the world.
- to give birth to; bear:My grandmother brought nine children into the world.
- to deliver (a baby):the doctor brought many children into the world.
- to be born: Her first child came into the world in June.
- She wouldn't come to visit us for all the world.
- for any consideration, however great:She wouldn't come to visit us for all the world.
- in every respect; precisely:You look for all the world like my Aunt Mary.
- I never in the world would have believed such an obvious lie.
- at all; ever:I never in the world would have believed such an obvious lie.
- from among all possibilities:Where in the world did you find that hat?
- See (def. 25).
- exceptional; fine: The chef prepared a roast duck that was out of this world.
- to achieve great fame and success: He didn't seem to be the type to set the world on fire.
- to like or admire greatly: His coworkers think the world of him.
- for all eternity; for always.
- world (Thesaurus)