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Definition of "cosmopolitan" []

  • Pertinent or common to the whole world: an issue of cosmopolitan import. (adjective)
  • Having constituent elements from all over the world or from many different parts of the world: the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt. (adjective)
  • So sophisticated as to be at home in all parts of the world or conversant with many spheres of interest: a cosmopolitan traveler. (adjective)
  • Ecology Growing or occurring in many parts of the world; widely distributed. (adjective)
  • A cosmopolitan person or organism; a cosmopolite. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cosmopolitan" in a sentence
  • "First, let me define how I am using the term cosmopolitan brands."
  • "The issue was nov 2006 vol. 241, no this contest ran in cosmopolitan magazine for the month of november."
  • "Monolab | Workspace is a network of open work places developed in cosmopolitan areas around the world."