(noun, adjective, verb)


1. involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope

- a world crisis

- of worldwide significance

Similar word(s): international, global, planetary, worldwide


1. everything that exists anywhere

Similar word(s): cosmos, creation, existence, macrocosm, universe

Definition categories: object

2. people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest

- the Western world

Similar word(s): domain

Definition categories: group, class, stratum

3. all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you

- his world was shattered

- we live in different worlds

Similar word(s): reality

Definition categories: thought, experience

4. the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on

- he sailed around the world

Similar word(s): earth, globe

Definition categories: object

5. people in general considered as a whole

Similar word(s): populace, public

Definition categories: group, people

6. a part of the earth that can be considered separately

- the outdoor world

- the world of insects

Definition categories: object, part, piece

7. the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife

- they consider the church to be independent of the world

Similar word(s): earth

Definition categories: thought, concern

8. all of the living human inhabitants of the earth

- all the world loves a lover

Similar word(s): humanity, humankind, humans, man, mankind

Definition categories: animal, group, grouping, human, man

Sentences with world as a noun:

- There will always be lovers, till the world’s end.

- People are dying of starvation all over the world.

- Our mission is to travel the galaxy and find new worlds.

- In the world of boxing, good diet is all-important.

- a world of difference;  a world of trouble;  a world of embarrassment


1. To consider or cause to be considered from a global perspective; to consider as a global whole, rather than making or focussing on national or other distinctions; compare globalise.

2. To make real; to make worldly.