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Definition of "world" []

  • The earth. (noun)
  • The universe. (noun)
  • The earth with its inhabitants. (noun)
  • The inhabitants of the earth; the human race. (noun)
  • Humankind considered as social beings; human society: turned her back on the world. (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 "world" in a sentence
  • "It is a test to \'live in the world but not of the world\ 'as Jesus put it."
  • "And the idea that you can't set up a controlled experiment in an open-ended virtual world is curious -- scientists do this all the time, setting up controlled experiments in *the real world*."
  • "We may distinguish between the world-in-itself and the ˜world™ of our perceptual and related experiences (the phenomenal world)."