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world

world

 
 
pronunciation:
wuhrld
phrases:
out of this world, think the world of
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the universe; everything that exists.
synonyms:
cosmos, creation, universe
similar words:
reality
definition 2: the earth and all those who live on it.
I would like to travel around the world someday.
 
synonyms:
earth
similar words:
globe, nature, universe
definition 3: a particular area or field of activity, along with all the people and things having to do with it.
The United States is part of the western world.The business world is competitive.
synonyms:
period, realm
similar words:
age, area, arena, domain, epoch, era, field, orbit, province, region, sphere
definition 4: the whole human race; all people.
The world was amazed when men landed on the moon.
synonyms:
earth, humanity, humankind, man, mankind
similar words:
people, race, society
definition 5: a planet or star thought of as being like the earth.
Some people believe in life on other worlds.
synonyms:
planet
similar words:
globe, moon, star
definition 6: a great amount.
It would make a world of difference if you could study harder.
synonyms:
mountain, pile
similar words:
expanse, lot, quantity
phrase: out of this world
phrase: think the world of
Homophone Note
The words world and whirled (past tense of "whirl") sound alike but have different meanings.