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world

world

 
 
pronunciation:
wuhrld
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the earth and everyone in it.
I would like to travel around the world someday.
 
synonyms:
earth
similar words:
globe, nature, universe
definition 2: the universe and everything that exists.
I think the stars are the most beautiful things in the world.
synonyms:
universe
similar words:
reality
definition 3: a particular area or a field of activity along with all the people and things having to do with it.
The United States is part of the western world.Parents are the most important people in a child's world.The business world is competitive.
similar words:
age, area, era, field, region
Homophone Note
The words world and whirled (past tense of "whirl") sound alike but have different meanings.