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Definition 1: all of the living human inhabitants of the earth - [noun denoting animal]

Samples where world or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • all the world loves a lover
  • she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women

Synonyms for world in the sense of this definition

(world is a kind of ...) any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

(world is a kind of ...) any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage

(world is a member of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

Definition 2: all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where world or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his world was shattered
  • we live in different worlds
  • for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were

Synonyms for world in the sense of this definition

(world is a kind of ...) the content of direct observation or participation in an event

"he had a religious experience" "he recalled the experience vividly"

(... is a kind of world ) the practical world as opposed to the academic world

"a good consultant must have a lot of experience in the real world"

Definition 3: the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where world or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they consider the church to be independent of the world

Synonyms for world in the sense of this definition

(world is a kind of ...) something that interests you because it is important or affects you

"the safety of the ship is the captain's concern"

Definition 4: people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest - [noun denoting group]

Samples where world or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Western world

Synonyms for world in the sense of this definition

(world is a kind of ...) people having the same social, economic, or educational status

"the working class" "an emerging professional class"

(... is a kind of world ) the academic world

(... is a kind of world ) the world of literary hacks

Definition 5: people in general considered as a whole - [noun denoting group]

Samples where world or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is a hero in the eyes of the public

Synonyms for world in the sense of this definition

(world is a kind of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

(... is a kind of world ) the segment of the public that is easily influenced by mass media (chiefly British)

(world is a member of ...) the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment

"every artist needs an audience" "the broadcast reached an audience of millions"

Definition 6: the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on - [noun denoting object]

Samples where world or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Earth moves around the sun
  • he sailed around the world

Synonyms for world in the sense of this definition

(world is an instance of ...) a planet having a compact rocky surface like the Earth's; the four innermost planets in the solar system

(... is a member of world) the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field

Definition 7: everything that exists anywhere - [noun denoting object]

Samples where world or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they study the evolution of the universe
  • the biggest tree in existence

Synonyms for world in the sense of this definition

(world is a kind of ...) an object occurring naturally; not made by man

(... is a kind of world ) (cosmology) a universe that is spatially closed and in which there is sufficient matter to halt the expansion that began with the big bang; the visible matter is only 10 percent of the matter required for closure but there may be large amounts of dark matter

(... is a kind of world ) the physical universe considered as an orderly system subject to natural (not human or supernatural) laws

(... is a kind of world ) the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.

"they tried to preserve nature as they found it"

(world is a part of ...) natural objects visible in the sky

(world is a part of ...) a natural object existing outside the earth and outside the earth's atmosphere

(world is a member of ...) (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust

"`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'"

Definition 8: a part of the earth that can be considered separately - [noun denoting object]

Samples where world or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the outdoor world
  • the world of insects

(world is a kind of ...) a portion of a natural object

"they analyzed the river into three parts" "he needed a piece of granite"

Definition 9: involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where world or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • global war
  • global monetary policy
  • neither national nor continental but planetary
  • a world crisis
  • of worldwide significance

Synonyms for world in the sense of this definition

(world is similar to ...) concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations

"international affairs" "an international agreement" "international waters"

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