What is the difference between planet and world?

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As nouns the difference between planet and world

is that planet is each of the seven major bodies which move relative to the fixed stars in the night sky—the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn while world is human collective existence; existence in general.

As a verb world is

to consider or cause to be considered from a global perspective; to consider as a global whole, rather than making or focussing on national or other distinctions; compare globalise.

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(en noun)
  • *, II.12:
  • *:Be they not dreames of humane vanity,?
  • *1749 , (Henry Fielding), Tom Jones , Folio Society, 1973, p.288:
  • *:The moonbegan to rise from her bed, where she had slumbered away the day, in order to sit up all night. Jones had not travelled far before he paid his compliments to that beautiful planet , and, turning to his companion, asked him if he had ever beheld so delicious an evening?
  • *1971 , , Religion and the Decline of Magic , Folio Society, 2012, p.361:
  • *:Another of Boehme's followers, the Welshman Morgan Llwyd, also believed that the seven planets could be found within man.
  • (lb) A body which orbits the Sun directly and is massive enough to be in hydrostatic equilibrium (effectively meaning a spheroid) and to dominate its orbit; specifically, the eight major bodies of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. (Pluto was considered a planet until 2006 and has now been reclassified as a dwarf planet.)
  • *1640 , (John Wilkins), (title):
  • *:A Discovrse concerning a New Planet'. Tending to prove, That 'tis probable our Earth is one of the ' Planets .
  • *2006 , Alok Jha, The Guardian , 22 December:
  • *:Their decision will force a rewrite of science textbooks because the solar system is now a place with eight planets' and three newly defined "dwarf ' planets "—a new category of object that includes Pluto.
  • A large body which directly orbits any star (or star cluster) but which has not attained nuclear fusion.
  • In phrases such as the planet'', ''this planet , sometimes refers to the Earth.
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  • *:"My tastes," he said, still smiling, "incline me to the garishly sunlit side of this planet ." And, to tease her and arouse her to combat: "I prefer a farandole to a nocturne; I'd rather have a painting than an etching; Mr. Whistler bores me with his monochromatic mud; I don't like dull colours, dull sounds, dull intellects;."
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=David Simpson
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=36, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Fantasy of navigation , passage=It is tempting to speculate about the incentives or compulsions that might explain why anyone would take to the skies in [the] basket [of a balloon]:

    Usage notes

    The term planet'' originally meant any star which wandered across the sky, and generally included comets and the Sun and Moon. With the Copernican revolution, the Earth was recognized as a planet, and the Sun was seen to be fundamentally different. The Galileian satellites of Jupiter were at first called planets (satellite planets), but later reclassified along with the Moon. The first asteroids were also thought to be planets, but were reclassified when it was realized that there were a great many of them, crossing each other's orbits, in a zone where only a single planet had been expected. Likewise, Pluto was found where an outer planet had been expected, but doubts were raised when it turned out to cross Neptune's orbit and to be much smaller than the expectation required. When Eris, an outer body more massive than Pluto, was discovered, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) officially defined the word ''planet as above. However, a significant minority have refused to accept the IAU definition. Many simply continue with the nine planets that had been recognized prior to the discovery of Eris. Others are of the opinion that orbital parameters should be irrelevant, and that any equilibrium (?spherical) body in orbit around a star is a planet; there are likely several hundred such bodies in the Solar system. Still others argue that orbiting a star should also be irrelevant, thus re-accepting the Galileian satellites (as well as a dozen other moons) as planets. Note that the 2006 IAU definition defines a planet in respect to the Sun, and is thus technically inapplicable to exoplanets.


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    Derived terms

    (terms derived from "planet") * carbon planet * carbide planet * diamond planet * dual planet * dwarf planet * exoplanet * extrasolar planet * free-floating planet * gas giant planet * giant planet * ice giant planet * interstellar planet * inner planet * major planet * mesoplanet * minor planet * outer planet * Planet Earth * planemo * planetar * planetary-mass object * planetary * planetarium * planetesimal * planetoid * planet-ruler * planet-struck * satellite planet * silicate planet * silicon planet * superplanet * supergiant planet * terrestrial planet * water planet

    See also

    * * moon * orbit


    * First Steps to Astronomy and Geography , 1828, (Hatchard & Son: Piccadilly, London).


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    (wikipedia world)
  • Human collective existence; existence in general.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Michael Arlen), title= “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days, chapter=Ep./4/2
  • , passage=The world' was awake to the 2nd of May, but Mayfair is not the ' world , and even the menials of Mayfair lie long abed. As they turned into Hertford Street they startled a robin from the poet's head on a barren fountain, and he fled away with a cameo note.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=9 citation , passage=Eustace gaped at him in amazement. When his urbanity dropped away from him, as now, he had an innocence of expression which was almost infantile. It was as if the world had never touched him at all.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838, page=11, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Towards the end of poverty , passage=America’s poverty line is $63 a day for a family of four. In the richer parts of the emerging world $4 a day is the poverty barrier. But poverty’s scourge is fiercest below $1.25 ([…]): people below that level live lives that are poor, nasty, brutish and short.}}
  • The Universe.
  • The Earth.
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  • Serene, smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes.She put back a truant curl from her forehead where it had sought egress to the world , and looked him full in the face now, drawing a deep breath which caused the round of her bosom to lift the lace at her throat.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= William E. Conner
  • , title= An Acoustic Arms Race , volume=101, issue=3, page=206-7, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close
  • (lb) A planet, especially one which is inhabited or inhabitable.
  • * 2007 September 27, Marc Rayman (interviewee), “ NASA's Ion-Drive Asteroid Hunter Lifts Off”, National Public Radio :
  • 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 .
  • An individual or group perspective or social setting.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Obama goes troll-hunting , passage=According to this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the business world , buying up patents and then using them to demand extravagant payouts from companies they accuse of infringing them. Often, their victims pay up rather than face the costs of a legal battle.}}
  • (lb) A great amount.
  • Synonyms

    * (the earth) Earth, the earth, the globe, Sol III * (a planet) * (individual or group perspective or social setting) circle

    Derived terms

    * dead to the world * end of the world * fast-paced world * First World * Fourth World * free world * have the world by the tail * Light of the World * not the end of the world * mean the world to * New World * Old World * out of this world * phenomenal world * real-world * Second World * think the world of * the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world * the world is one's oyster * Third World * umbworld * underworld * way of the world / ways of the world * weight of the world * world-class * worldly * world peace * world power * World Series * world soul * world war * World War I * World War II * world-weary * worldwide * World Wide Web


    (en verb)
  • To consider or cause to be considered from a global perspective; to consider as a global whole, rather than making or focussing on national or other distinctions; compare globalise.
  • * 1996 , Jan Jindy Pettman, Worlding Women: A feminist international politics , pages ix-x:
  • There are by now many feminisms (Tong, 1989; Humm, 1992). [...] They are in shifting alliance or contest with postmodern critiques, which at times seem to threaten the very category 'women' and its possibilities for a feminist politics. These debates inform this attempt at worlding women—moving beyond white western power centres and their dominant knowledges (compare Spivak, 1985), while recognising that I, as a white settler-state woman, need to attend to differences between women, too.
  • * 2005 , James Phillips, Heidegger's Volk: Between National Socialism and Poetry , published by Stanford University Press, ISBN-13 978-0804750714:
  • In a sense, the dictatorship was a failure of failure and, on that account, it was perhaps the exemplary system of control. Having in 1933 wagered on the worlding of the world in the regime's failure, Heidegger after the war can only rue his opportunistic hopes for an exposure of the ontological foundations of control.
  • To make real; to make worldly.
  • See also

    * global * globalisation, globalization