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dream world a world that exists only in the imagination, not in reality.
fourth world (often cap.) the countries of the world that are poorest in resources and capital and have the most poorly educated population; least developed countries.
free world the parts of the world governed by democratic and capitalistic or socialistic systems rather than by communistic or despotic ones.
Guinness Book of World Records a book published yearly since 1955 compiling thousands of world records including both human achievements and natural phenomena.
lower world the habitation of the dead; nether world; underworld. [2 definitions]
man of the world a man of experience and sophistication.
nether world the world of the dead; underworld; hell.
New World the Western Hemisphere.
Old World the Eastern Hemisphere, esp. Europe or European culture.
old-world of, concerning, or reminiscent of Europe or Europeans. [2 definitions]
other world a world or existence after death. [2 definitions]
out of this world (informal) exceptionally good; excellent.
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World a list first compiled in the 2nd century B.C.E. of seven remarkable constructions of classical antiquity.
think the world of to have a very high opinion of.
Third World (often l.c.) the developing nations, as of Asia and Africa, esp. those not aligned with either of the two dominant political blocs.
World Bank an agency established by the United Nations in 1945 to assist in the financing of reconstruction and development for member nations, esp. through loans.
World Court the primary judicial agency of the United Nations, reorganized in 1945 from a similar agency of the League of Nations, that arbitrates disputes between nations; International Court of Justice.
World Cup the Football World Cup, an international soccer tournament held every four years in which national teams compete for the world championship, represented by a large trophy cup. [2 definitions]
World Heritage Site any of over 800 sites identified on a list maintained by the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a site of natural splendor or cultural significance that should be protected and preserved.
world power a nation or organization that can influence the course of world events.