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worldly of or pertaining to the material world; not spiritual; secular. [2 definitions]
worldly-wise having sophisticated knowledge of the world; worldly.
world power a nation or organization that can influence the course of world events.
World Series the annual championship playoff between the winning teams of the two major U.S. baseball leagues.
world's fair a large exposition at which various countries display their arts, crafts, scientific achievements, agricultural and industrial products, and the like.
world-shaking of sufficient importance, effect, size, or influence to affect the whole world.
World War I a major four-year war fought primarily in Europe between the Allies, including France, Great Britain, and the United States, and the Central Powers, including Germany and Austria-Hungary, that ended in 1918 with the collapse of the Central Powers; Great War.
World War II the major war of 1939-45, fought between Germany, Italy, and Japan on one side, and Great Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union on the other. It ended with the collapse of Germany and the surrender of Japan.
world-weary weary of the pleasures, occupations, and concerns of this world; bored with life.
worldwide spread or extending all over the world. [2 definitions]
World Wide Web a part of the Internet consisting of a network of specially formatted documents, called pages, that are linked to each other. (abbr.: WWW)
worm any of numerous related invertebrates with long, thin, flexible, round or flat bodies and no limbs. [11 definitions]
worm-eaten gnawed or pocked by, or as though by, worms; full of holes. [2 definitions]
worm gear a mechanism consisting of a shaft with a helical thread that meshes with a toothed wheel, usu. set at right angles to each other. [2 definitions]
wormhole a hole made by, or as by, a burrowing worm or insect.
worm's-eye view a view from very close range. [2 definitions]
worm wheel the gear wheel in a worm gear.
wormwood any of several related European plants that yield a bitter, aromatic oil, used as a flavoring in certain wines and liqueurs. [2 definitions]
wormy containing or full of worms. [3 definitions]
worn past participle of wear. [4 definitions]
worn-out no longer usable because of wear. [3 definitions]