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English

Etymology

From Middle English from Old English woruld from Proto-Germanic *wer-ald (age of man).

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
world

Plural
s

world (s)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Human collective existence; existence in general.
    There will always be lovers, till the world’s end.
  2. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The earth.
    People are dying of starvation all over the world.
  3. (countable) An inhabited planet.
    Our mission is to travel the galaxy and find new worlds.
  4. An individual or group perspective or social setting.
    In the world of boxing, good diet is all-important.

Quotations

  • 2007 September 27, Marc Rayman (interviewee), “NASA's Ion-Drive Asteroid Hunter Lifts Off”, NPR.org, National Public Radio, at npr.org
    I think many people think of asteroids as kind of little chips of rock. But the places that Dawn is going to really are more like worlds.

Synonyms

  • (the earth): Earth, the earth, the globe
  • (an inhabited planet):
  • (individual or group perspective or social setting): circle

Derived terms

Translations

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