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OVERVIEW OF NOUN WORLD

1) universe, existence, creation, world, cosmos, macrocosm: everything that exists anywhere; “they study the evolution of the universe”; “the biggest tree in existence

2) world, reality: all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you; “his world was shattered”; “we live in different worlds”; “for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were”

3) world, domain: people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest; “the Western world”

4) Earth, world, globe: the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on; “the Earth moves around the sun”; “he sailed around the world”

Image of world
Image of world

5) worldly concern, earthly concern, world, earth: the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife; “they consider the church to be independent of the world”

6) world: a part of the earth that can be considered separately; “the outdoor world”; “the world of insects”

7) populace, public, world: people in general considered as a whole; “he is a hero in the eyes of the public

8) world, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, man: all of the living human inhabitants of the earth; “all the world loves a lover”; “she always used `humankind’ because `mankind’ seemed to slight the women”

OVERVIEW OF ADJECTIVE WORLD

1) global, planetary, world, worldwide, world-wide: involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; “global war”; “global monetary policy”; “neither national nor continental but planetary”; “a world crisis”; “of worldwide significance”

noun world has 8 sense(s) (first 7 from tagged texts)


world (Wikipedia)
For other uses, see World (disambiguation).
"The Blue Marble" photograph of Earth.
A map of world shorelines and national borders under the Robinson projection.
The flag of the World Health Organization combines a modern world map (azimuthal equidistant projection) with the Rod of Asclepius, in origin a symbol of the axis mundi

World is a common name for the whole of human civilization, specifically human experience, history, or the human condition in general, worldwide, i.e. anywhere on Earth or pertaining to anywhere on earth.

In a philosophical context it may refer to:

  1. the whole of the physical Universe, or
  2. an ontological world (see world disclosure).

In a theological context, world usually refers to the material or the profane sphere, as opposed to the celestial, spiritual, transcendent or sacred. The "end of the world" refers to scenarios of the final end of human history, often in religious contexts.

World history is commonly understood as spanning the major geopolitical developments of about five millennia, from the first civilizations to the present.

World population is the sum of all human populations at any time; similarly, world economy is the sum of the economies of all societies (all countries), especially in the context of globalization. Terms like world championship, gross world product, world flags etc. also imply the sum or combination of all current-day sovereign states.

In terms such as world religion, world language, world government, and world war, world suggests international or intercontinental scope without necessarily implying participation of the entire world.

In terms such as world map and world climate, world is used in the sense detached from human culture or civilization, referring to the planet Earth physically.

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