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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 and everything that exists.
synonyms:
cosmos, creation, existence, universe
similar words:
macrocosm, reality
definition 2: the earth and all those who inhabit it.
I would like to travel around the world someday.
 
synonyms:
earth
similar words:
biosphere, globe, nature, universe
definition 3: a particular area, period, or sphere, and all the people and things pertaining to it.
the eastern worldthe academic world
synonyms:
period, realm
similar words:
age, area, arena, domain, epoch, era, ethos, field, orbit, province, region, sphere
definition 4: the whole human race; all mankind.
The world grieved at the loss of this great man.
synonyms:
earth, humanity, humankind, man, mankind
similar words:
people, race, society
definition 5: another planet or place in the universe considered to have life forms.
Some people believe in life on other worlds.
synonyms:
planet, sphere
similar words:
globe, moon, orb, star
definition 6: material existence and concerns.
similar words:
affairs, society
definition 7: a great amount or extent.
a world of riches
synonyms:
heap, mountain, pile
similar words:
expanse, gobs, lot, oodles, quantity, scads
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.