world Definition

  • 1the earth, together with all of its countries and peoples
  • 2the universe or all that exists
  • 3a particular sphere of activity or experience

Using world: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "world" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The world is a beautiful place.

  • Example

    He traveled around the world.

  • Example

    The world is facing a climate crisis.

  • Example

    She is famous all over the world.

world Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using world

  • used for emphasis or to express surprise or shock


    What in the world are you doing here?

  • amazing or incredible


    The food at that restaurant is out of this world.

  • completely different from each other


    Their personalities are worlds apart.

Phrases with world

  • a state of international amity and nonviolence


    Many people hope for a future of world peace.

  • world-class

    of or among the best in the world


    The hotel offers world-class amenities and services.

  • a particular philosophy of life or conception of the world


    His world view is shaped by his religious beliefs.

Origins of world

from Old English 'weorold', meaning 'age of man'


Summary: world in Brief

The term 'world' [wɔːld] refers to the earth and all its countries and peoples, as well as the universe or all that exists. It also denotes a particular sphere of activity or experience. Examples include 'He traveled around the world,' and 'She is famous all over the world.' Phrases like 'world peace' and 'world-class' extend the term's usage, while idioms like 'in the world' and 'out of this world' add emphasis and expressiveness.

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