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world British & World English

The earth, together with all of its countries and peoples

the world in world British & World English

The earth, together with all of its countries and peoples

world English Thesaurus

he travelled the world with the army

mid-world British & World English

An intermediate world or realm.

RNA world British & World English

A hypothetical stage in the development of life on earth based on the replicative and information-storing properties of RNA, predating that based on DNA and proteins.

world car British & World English

A model of car based on standardized components and designed to be sold in a variety of regions around the world.

New World British & World English

North and South America regarded collectively in relation to Europe, especially after the early voyages of European explorers

off-world British & World English

In science fiction, any place away from the earth, or from that world that serves as the location of a given narrative or is regarded in a given context as the native world

Old World British & World English

Europe, Asia, and Africa, regarded collectively as the part of the world known before the discovery of the Americas

old-world British & World English

Belonging to or associated with former times, especially when considered quaint and attractive

one-world British & World English

Relating to or holding the view that the world’s inhabitants are interdependent and should behave accordingly

World Cup British & World English

A competition between teams from several countries in a sport, in particular an international soccer tournament held every four years

world war British & World English

A war involving many large nations in all different parts of the world. The name is commonly given to the wars of 1914–18 and 1939–45, although only the second of these was truly global

old-world English Thesaurus

old-world charm

Arab world British & World English

(Usually with the) the Arabic-speaking countries of the Middle East and North Africa regarded collectively, especially with reference to their political or cultural values or influence; Arabs collectively.

book world British & World English

(With the) the world of literature or publishing.

great world British & World English

Aristocratic society; high society.

lower world British & World English

Chiefly with the, this, etc. Earth as opposed to heaven or the heavens; the earthly world.

man's world British & World English

A social environment dominated by men and masculine values and qualities; (hence) a society tending to discriminate against women.

moral world British & World English

The sphere or domain of moral action.

outer world British & World English

The world outside that which is familiar or known to any individual.

play world British & World English

A real or imaginary world dominated by play.

Proto-World British & World English

A proposed universal proto-language from which it is claimed all languages derive.

small world British & World English

In form small-world. Of a network, especially a social one: having nodes that can be reached from every other node in only a small number of hops, despite nodes not being neighbours of most other nodes; relating to or involving such a network.

world city British & World English

A cosmopolitan city, with resident and visiting foreigners

world court British & World English

An informal name for: any international court of justice or arbitration established to resolve disputes between nations of the world, or to rule on matters of international law; specifically (a) the Permanent Court of International Justice (1921–45) of the League of Nations (now historical); (b) the International Court of Justice, established in 1946 as the principal judicial arm of the United Nations.

world-life British & World English

Life in the world, earthly life.

world-like British & World English

That resembles the world; belonging to or characteristic of this world; worldly, earthly, mundane.

world love British & World English

Love of the world (in early use specifically the material world).

world model British & World English

A model of the real world; specifically one of the universe, expressed in mathematical terms and incorporating its physical laws.

world phone British & World English

A mobile phone that can be used in various regions of the world; specifically a multi-band phone capable of roaming between geographical regions using different frequencies.

world point British & World English

A point in space-time, i.e. a particular point in space at a particular instant of time.

world-state British & World English

A state comprising the whole world.

world-wise British & World English

Wise in the ways or affairs of the world; = worldly-wise; (also more generally) †having secular knowledge, learned (obsolete).

brane world British & World English

A world model in which our space-time is the result of a 3-brane moving through a space-time of higher dimension, with all interactions except gravity being confined to the 3-brane

First World British & World English

The industrialized capitalist countries of western Europe, North America, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand

other world British & World English

The spiritual world or afterlife

real world British & World English

The existing state of things, as opposed to one that is imaginary, simulated, or theoretical

Third World British & World English

The developing countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America

World Bank British & World English

An international banking organization established to control the distribution of economic aid between member nations, and to make loans to them in times of financial crisis

world beat British & World English

Western music incorporating elements of traditional music from any part of the world, especially from developing nations

world-class British & World English

(Of a person, thing, or activity) of or among the best in the world

world fair British & World English

An international exhibition of the industrial, scientific, technological, and artistic achievements of the participating nations

world line British & World English

A curve in space-time joining the positions of a particle throughout its existence

world music British & World English

Traditional music from the developing world, sometimes incorporating elements of Western popular music

world order British & World English

A system controlling events in the world, especially a set of arrangements established internationally for preserving global political stability

world power British & World English

A country that has significant influence in international affairs

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