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1. world

noun. ['ˈwɝːld'] people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest.

Synonyms

  • socio-economic class
  • class
  • social class
  • academia
  • academe
  • Grub Street
  • domain

Antonyms

  • nonbeing
  • female
  • juvenile
  • woman

Etymology

  • world (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • woruld (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with World

  • unfurled
  • whirled
  • twirled
  • swirled
  • hurled
  • curled

How do you pronounce world?

Pronounce world as wərld.

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Example sentences of the word world


1. Noun, singular or mass
Pay attention to small changes in your puppy's responses to the world around her.

Quotes containing the word world


1. Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi

2. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
- Oscar Wilde

3. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. world-shaking

adjective. sufficiently significant to affect the whole world.

Synonyms

  • world-shattering
  • significant
  • earthshaking

Antonyms

  • worthless
  • inessential
  • unimportant
  • unimportance

3. world

noun. ['ˈwɝːld'] the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on.

Synonyms

  • terra firma
  • Earth
  • geosphere
  • hydrosphere
  • land
  • lithosphere
  • sky
  • globe
  • air
  • atmosphere
  • solar system
  • solid ground
  • earth
  • ground
  • dry land
  • Van Allen belt

Antonyms

  • poor people
  • timid
  • brave
  • rich

Etymology

  • world (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • woruld (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. world

noun. ['ˈwɝːld'] everything that exists anywhere.

Synonyms

  • creation
  • galaxy
  • macrocosm
  • heavenly body
  • celestial body
  • closed universe
  • universe
  • extraterrestrial object
  • existence
  • extragalactic nebula
  • estraterrestrial body
  • cosmos
  • natural order
  • natural object

Antonyms

  • uninitiate
  • living
  • poor
  • dead

Etymology

  • world (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • woruld (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. world

noun. ['ˈwɝːld'] all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you.

Synonyms

  • real world
  • experience
  • real life

Antonyms

  • existent
  • impossibility
  • nonexistence
  • absence

Etymology

  • world (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • woruld (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. world

noun. ['ˈwɝːld'] people in general considered as a whole.

Synonyms

  • people
  • admass
  • populace
  • public

Antonyms

  • volunteer
  • civilian
  • black
  • white

Etymology

  • world (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • woruld (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. world

noun. ['ˈwɝːld'] a part of the earth that can be considered separately.

Synonyms

  • piece

Antonyms

  • noncitizen
  • clergy

Etymology

  • world (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • woruld (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. world

noun. ['ˈwɝːld'] the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife.

Synonyms

  • concern
  • earthly concern
  • earth

Antonyms

  • antitype
  • natural object
  • inactivity
  • finish

Etymology

  • world (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • woruld (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. world

adjective. ['ˈwɝːld'] involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope.

Synonyms

  • planetary
  • global
  • international
  • worldwide

Antonyms

  • embark
  • leave
  • wet
  • anticyclone

Etymology

  • world (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • woruld (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. world

noun. ['ˈwɝːld'] all of the living human inhabitants of the earth.

Synonyms

  • mankind
  • grouping
  • humankind
  • man
  • humans
  • human race
  • people
  • human beings
  • human
  • human being
  • humanity
  • homo

Antonyms

  • disconnect
  • unfasten
  • figure
  • ill-natured

Etymology

  • world (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • woruld (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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