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world

 
Adjective world has 1 sense
  1. global, planetary, world, worldwide - involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; "global war"; "global monetary policy"; "neither national nor continental but planetary"; "a world crisis"; "of worldwide significance"
    Antonym: national (indirect, via international)
Noun world has 8 senses
  1. world, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, man - all of the inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"
    --1 is a kind of group, grouping
    --1 has members: people
  2. universe, existence, creation, world, cosmos, macrocosm - everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"
    --2 is a kind of natural object
    --2 has parts:
     celestial body, heavenly body; extraterrestrial object, estraterrestrial body
    --2 has members: galaxy, extragalactic nebula
    --2 has particulars: closed universe; natural order; nature
  3. world, reality - all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you; "his world was shattered"; "we live in different worlds"; "for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were"
    --3 is a kind of experience
    --3 has particulars: real world, real life
  4. world, domain - people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest; "the Western world"
    --4 is a kind of class, social class, socio-economic class
    --4 has particulars: academia, academe; Grub Street
  5. Earth, world, globe - the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live; "the Earth moves around the sun"; "he sailed around the world"
    --5 is a kind of terrestrial planet
    --5 is a member of solar system
    --5 has parts:
     atmosphere, air; hemisphere; Van Allen belt; hydrosphere; land, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma; lithosphere, geosphere; sky
  6. worldly concern, earthly concern, world, earth - the concerns of the world as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife; "they consider the church to be independent of the world"
    --6 is a kind of concern
  7. world - a part of the earth that can be considered separately; "the outdoor world"; "the world of insects"
    --7 is a kind of
    part, piece
  8. populace, public, world - people in general considered as a whole; "he is a hero in the eyes of the public"
    --8 is a kind of people
    --8 has members: audience
    --8 has particulars: admass
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