World Definition

Define what is World?

1. cosmos, macrocosm, universe, world, existence, Creation (noun)

everything that exists anywhere.

  • they study the evolution of the universe.
  • the biggest tree in existence.

natural object noun
an object occurring naturally; not made by man.


closed universe noun
(cosmology) a universe that is spatially closed and in which there is sufficient matter to halt the expansion that began with the big bang; the visible matter is only 10 percent of the matter required for closure but there may be large amounts of dark matter.

natural order noun
the physical universe considered as an orderly system subject to natural (not human or supernatural) laws.

nature noun
the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc..

2. global, world, world-wide, worldwide, planetary (adjective satellite)

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.
Antonyms: national [Indirect via International] (adjective)

limited to or in the interests of a particular nation.

  • national interests.
  • isolationism is a strictly national policy.

3. world, domain (noun)

people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest.

  • the Western world.
Synonyms: domain

social class, socio-economic class, stratum, class noun
people having the same social, economic, or educational status.


academe, academia noun
the academic world.

Grub Street noun
the world of literary hacks.

4. reality, world (noun)

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.
Synonyms: reality

experience noun
the content of direct observation or participation in an event.


real life, real world noun
the practical world as opposed to the academic world.

5. Earth, globe, world (noun)

the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on.

  • the Earth moves around the sun.
  • he sailed around the world.
Synonyms: Earth, globe

6. populace, public, world (noun)

people in general considered as a whole.

  • he is a hero in the eyes of the public.
Synonyms: populace, public

people noun
(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively.


admass noun
the segment of the public that is easily influenced by mass media (chiefly British).

7. world (noun)

a part of the earth that can be considered separately.

  • the outdoor world.
  • the world of insects.

part, piece noun
a portion of a natural object.

8. earthly concern, worldly concern, Earth, world (noun)

the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife.

  • they consider the church to be independent of the world.

concern noun
something that interests you because it is important or affects you.

9. human beings, human race, humankind, humans, mankind, humanity, world, Man (noun)

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.

group, grouping noun
any number of entities (members) considered as a unit.

human, human being, homo, Man noun
any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage.

Nearby Terms

world affairs (noun)
affairs between nations

World Bank (noun)
a United Nations agency created to assist developing nations by loans guaranteed by member governments

world council (noun)
a council with representatives from different nations

World Council of Churches (noun)
an ecumenical organization of Protestant and eastern churches; intended to promote unity and cooperation in religious and secular matters

World Court (noun)
a court established to settle disputes between members of the United Nations

World Cup (noun)
a soccer tournament held every four years between national soccer teams to determine a world champion

World Health Organization (noun)
a United Nations agency to coordinate international health activities and to help governments improve health services

World Meteorological Organization (noun)
the United Nations agency concerned with the international collection of meteorological data

world organisation (noun)
an international alliance involving many different countries

world organization (noun)
an international alliance involving many different countries

world power (noun)
a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world

world premiere (noun)
(music) the first public performance (as of a dramatic or musical work) anywhere in the world

world record (noun)
the best record in the whole world

World Series (noun)
series that constitutes the playoff for the baseball championship

World Tamil Association (noun)
a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students; currently seeks to establish an independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla strategy including terrorist tactics that target key government and military personnel