• Isabelle staid, and sent Krit out into the World
    Isabelle staid, and sent Krit out into the World
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj world 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"
    • n world all of the living human inhabitants of the earth "all the world loves a lover","she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"
    • n world the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife "they consider the church to be independent of the world"
    • n world 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"
    • n world people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest "the Western world"
    • n world people in general considered as a whole "he is a hero in the eyes of the public"
    • n world the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on "the Earth moves around the sun","he sailed around the world"
    • n world everything that exists anywhere "they study the evolution of the universe","the biggest tree in existence"
    • n world a part of the earth that can be considered separately "the outdoor world","the world of insects"
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

She a-offerin' to light up the world, if she only had a place to stand up on She a-offerin' to light up the world, if she only had a place to stand up on
Timbering—one of the first English industries in the New World. (Painting by Sidney E. King.) Timbering—one of the first English industries in the New World. (Painting by Sidney E. King.)
Brass casting counters excavated on Jamestown Island. Many were made in Germany before 1575 for use by merchants on counting boards. In the New World they were used for the Indian trade Brass casting counters excavated on Jamestown Island. Many were made in Germany before 1575 for use by merchants on...
MAGDELAINE DE VERCHÈRES The First Girl Scout in the New World. From Statue erected by Lord Grey, near the site of Fort Verchères on the St. Lawrence MAGDELAINE DE VERCHÈRES The First Girl Scout in the New World. From Statue erected by Lord Grey, near the site of...
Cinderella's rags turned into the most beautiful dress in the world Cinderella's rags turned into the most beautiful dress in the world
Section of Jodocus Hondius World Map, 1611 Section of Jodocus Hondius World Map, 1611

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are about 6,800 languages in the world
    • World Any planet or heavenly body, especially when considered as inhabited, and as the scene of interests analogous with human interests; as, a plurality of worlds . "Lord of the worlds above.""Amongst innumerable stars, that shone
      Star distant, but high-hand seemed other worlds ."
      "There may be other worlds , where the inhabitants have never violated their allegiance to their almighty Sovereign."
    • World As an emblem of immensity, a great multitude or quantity; a large number. "A world of men.""A world of blossoms for the bee.""Nor doth this wood lack worlds of company.""A world of woes dispatched in little space."
    • World In a more restricted sense, that part of the earth and its concerns which is known to any one, or contemplated by any one; a division of the globe, or of its inhabitants; human affairs as seen from a certain position, or from a given point of view; also, state of existence; scene of life and action; as, the Old World; the New World; the religious world; the Catholic world; the upper world; the future world; the heathen world . "One of the greatest in the Christian world Shall be my surety.""Murmuring that now they must be put to make war beyond the world's end -- for so they counted Britain."
    • World Individual experience of, or concern with, life; course of life; sum of the affairs which affect the individual; as, to begin the world with no property; to lose all, and begin the world anew.
    • World The customs, practices, and interests of men; general affairs of life; human society; public affairs and occupations; as, a knowledge of the world . "Happy is she that from the world retires.""If knowledge of the world makes man perfidious,
      May Juba ever live in ignorance."
    • World The earth and its affairs as distinguished from heaven; concerns of this life as distinguished from those of the life to come; the present existence and its interests; hence, secular affairs; engrossment or absorption in the affairs of this life; worldly corruption; the ungodly or wicked part of mankind. "I pray not for the world , but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.""Love not the world , neither the things that are in the world . If any man love the world , the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world , the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world ."
    • World The earth and its inhabitants, with their concerns; the sum of human affairs and interests. "That forbidden tree, whose mortal taste
      Brought death into the world , and all our woe."
    • World The earth and the surrounding heavens; the creation; the system of created things; existent creation; the universe. "The invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen.""With desire to know,
      What nearer might concern him, how this world Of heaven and earth conspicuous first began."
    • World The inhabitants of the earth; the human race; people in general; the public; mankind. "Since I do purpose to marry, I will think nothing to any purpose that the world can say against it.""Tell me, wench, how will the world repute me
      For undertaking so unstaid a journey?"
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are more than 2,400 flea species in the world
    • n world An age of man; a generation.
    • n world Any state or sphere of existence; any wide scene of life or action: as, a future world; the world to come.
    • n world The system of created things; all created existences; the whole creation; the created universe: a use dating from the time when the earth was supposed to be the center and sum of everything.
    • n world The inhabitants of the earth and their concerns or interests; the human race; humanity; mankind: also, a certain section, division, or class of men considered as a separate or independent whole; a number or body of people united by a common faith, cause, aim, object, pursuit, or the like: as, the religious world; the Christian world; the heathen world; the political, literary, or scientific world; the world of letters.
    • n world The earth and all created things upon it; the terraqueous globe.
    • n world That which pertains to the earth or to this present state of existence merely; secular affairs or interests; the concerns of this life, as opposed to those of the future life.
    • n world A particular part of the globe; a large portion or division of the globe: as, the Old World (the eastern hemisphere); the New World (the western hemisphere); the Roman world.
    • n world Public life; life in society; intercourse with one's fellows.
    • n world Any celestial orb or planetary body, especially considered as peopled, and as the scene of interests kindred to those of mankind.
    • n world The part of mankind that is devoted to the affairs of this life or interested in secular affairs; those concerned especially for the interests and pleasures of the present state of existence; the unregenerate or ungodly part of humanity.
    • n world The ways and manners of men; the practices of life; the habits, customs, and usages of society; social life in its various aspects.
    • n world A course of life; a career.
    • n world The current of events, especially as affecting the individual; circumstances or affairs, particularly those closely relating to one's self.
    • n world Any system of more or less complexity or development, characterized by harmony, order, or completeness; anything forming an organic whole; a microcosm.
    • n world Sphere; domain; province; region; realm: as, the world of dreams; the world of art.
    • n world A great number or quantity: as, a world of people; a world of words; a world of meaning. Compare a world, below.
    • n world Used in emphatic phrases expressing wonder, astonishment, perplexity, etc.: as, what in the world am I to do? how in all the world did you get there?
    • n world The sum of what the world contains; everything: as, she is all the world to me. Compare the whole world, below.
    • n world Hence the expression woman of the world (that is, a married woman), used by Audrey in “As you Like it.”
    • n world Synonyms Globe, etc. See earth.
    • world To introduce into the world; give birth to.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are more chickens than people in the world
    • n World wurld the earth and its inhabitants: the system of things: present state of existence: any planet or heavenly body: public life or society: an organic whole: business: the public: a secular life: course of life: a very large extent of country, as the 'New World:' very much or a great deal, as 'a world of good:' time, as in the phrase 'world without end'=eternally: possibility, as in 'nothing in the world:' (B.) the ungodly
    • ***


  • William Saroyan
    William Saroyan
    “Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.”
  • Mohammed
    “Riches are not from abundance of worldly goods, but from a contented mind.”
  • William Lloyd Garrison
    William Lloyd Garrison
    “My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “Write how you want, the critic shall show the world you could have written better.”
  • Petronius
    “It is fear that first brought gods into the world.”


Best of both worlds - If you have the best of both worlds, you benefit from different things that do not normally go together.
Dead to the world - If somebody's fast asleep and completely unaware of what if happening around them, he or she's dead to the world.
On top of the world - If you are on top of the world, everything is going well for you.
Out of this world - If something is out of this world, it is fantastic.
World at your feet - If everything is going well and the future looks full of opportunity, you have the world at your feet.
World is your oyster - When the world is your oyster, you are getting everything you want from life.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. world, werld, weorld, weoreld, AS. weorold, worold,; akin to OS. werold, D. wereld, OHG. weralt, worolt, werolt, werlt, G. welt, Icel. veröld, Sw. verld, Dan. verden,; properly, the age of man, lifetime, humanity; AS. wer, a man + a word akin to E. old,; cf. AS. yld, lifetime, age, ylde, men, humanity. Cf. Werewolf Old
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. woruld, world, weorold, (lit.) 'a generation of men,' from wer, a man, and yldo, sig. an age; Ice. veröld, Old High Ger. weralt (Ger. welt).


In literature:

The spirit world is unthinkable, but so, at the last analysis, is the world of matter.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
The poets of the world have been singing about love ever since the world began.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
The worldly man suffers at such times through worldly things, the religious man through his religion.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The immensity of Heaven bears in its bosom cradles as well as tombs, worlds to come and perished worlds.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
It had always seemed to him that the world of dolls was a world in itself.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Poor Paul, he knew little of the ways of the world, especially of the world in which Mary Bolitho lived.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
If was the world against Kate, let the world go to perdition.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
The world's benefactors are the world's hard workers.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
What was left to me but the world, the world, the world!
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
A being who finds a way of living a world into his face can find a way of reading a world together.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee

In poetry:

So at a knock
I emptied my cage
To hide in the world
And alter with age.
"The Lockless Door" by Robert Frost
Ah! love, the world is fading,
Flower by flower,
Each has his little house,
And each his hour.
"A Ballad of The Kind Little Creatures" by Richard Le Gallienne
The little box which contains the world
Fell in love with herself
And conceived
Still another little box
"Last News About The Little Box" by Vasko Popa
The World.
What canst thou fear, O lovely,
Sweet angel of the earth?
Joy of all hearts, and honour of the world?
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 5." by William Cowper
The world was all before me
The laurels on my brow—
’Twas the world-star of the rovers,
’Tis the Star of Exile now.
"The Lily of St Leonards" by Henry Lawson
Love is the light of the world, my dear,
Ah me, but the world is dreary;
The night is down, and my curtain furled
But I cannot sleep, though weary.
"Lyrics Of Love And Sorrow" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

Art, or at least art that matters, trafficks in a space between the world as it might be and the world as it is.
If color brightens the world, it follows that collecting a lot of color crayons will brighten the world for many others.
It's a dog-eat-dog world, but sadly, for most pet owners, it's not an eat-with-dog world.
For full Swimming World coverage of the entire 2011 FINA World Championships, including all videos and recaps, visit our Event Landing Page.
Videos, pics, national and world news (before the news and the rest of the world knows about it) and generally a pretty good music section.
ArtPrize, world's largest art contest, welcomes Eames Office's world's largest house of cards.
GRAND RAPIDS – The world's largest art prize, meet the world's largest house of cards.
It's a world of hopes and a world of fears.
Flight Journal is like no other aviation magazine in the world, covering the world of flight from its simple beginnings to its high-tech, no-holds –barred future.
Poster published by World Health Organization at Geneva, Switzerland, after declaration of eradiction of smallpox on earth, May 8, 1980 AP/Wide World Photos.
The final whistle of the tournament sounds, and Spain, in its first World Cup final, claims its first World Cup title.
ATLANTA (AP) — Salman Rushdie says he's pleased that readers of his novel, "The Satanic Verses," are beginning to consider it "in the world of books" and not just "the world of scandal and politics.
ATLANTA—Salman Rushdie says he's pleased that readers of his novel, "The Satanic Verses," are beginning to consider it "in the world of books" and not just "the world of scandal and politics.
Salman Rushdie says he's pleased that readers of his novel, "The Satanic Verses," are beginning to consider it "in the world of books" and not just "the world of scandal and politics.
Most of the world's automotive journalists headed to snowy Geneva, Switzerland this week for the Geneva Motor Show, to check out the latest and greatest of the car world.

In science:

The possible worlds are linked by a relation which determines which worlds are accessible from any given world.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
Let each world vector — i.e., each element in the ensemble —, in fact, belong to the same universe, not being a universe by itself, with its own cosmology, as assumed in the usual world-ensemble approach.
The Aleph Cosmological Principle
The ‘world tubes’ arise in the theory under consideration instead of origination of the world lines in the standard classical mechanics.
Arrow of time in generalized quantum theory and its classical limit dynamics
Recently, with the availability of large maps of real world networks, it has been observed that the random graph model is not appropriate for studying the behavior of real world networks.
Random matrix analysis of complex networks
With the increasing availability of large maps of realworld networks, analyses of spectral densities of adjacency matrix of real-world networks and model networks having real-world properties have also begun [23, 24, 25, 26].
Random matrix analysis of complex networks