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As a noun 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.

As an adjective worldless is

without worlds; planetless.

world

English

Noun

(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.
  • *
  • 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

    Verb

    (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

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    Adjective

    (-)
  • Without worlds; planetless.
  • (philosophy) That does not belong to a world; abstract, without context.
  • Derived terms

    * worldlessly * worldlessness