World - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |wɜːrld|  American pronunciation of the word world
Brit.  |wɜːld|  British pronunciation of the word world


- everything that exists anywhere (syn: cosmos, creation, existence, macrocosm, universe)
- people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest (syn: domain)
the Western world
- all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you (syn: reality)
his world was shattered
we live in different worlds
- the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on (syn: earth, globe)
he sailed around the world
- people in general considered as a whole (syn: populace, public)
- a part of the earth that can be considered separately
the outdoor world
the world of insects
- the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife (syn: earth)
they consider the church to be independent of the world
- all of the living human inhabitants of the earth (syn: humanity, humankind, man, mankind)
all the world loves a lover


- involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope (syn: global, planetary, world-wide, worldwide)
a world crisis
of worldwide significance

Extra examples

The countries of the world

He is famous throughout the world.

They sailed around the world.

It can be found anywhere in the world.

The product is shipped halfway around the world.

The problem occurs in many parts of the world.

The island was cut off from the rest of the world.

They want to see the world.

The Eastern and Western worlds

People living in the English-speaking world

She broke the world record.

They won the world championship.

A world authority on gemstones

The scientists announced their discovery to the world.

His world is a very narrow one.

Word forms

singular: world
plural: worlds
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