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world

1. the earth as a planet, esp including its inhabitants
2. mankind; the human race
3. the universe or cosmos; everything in existence
4. a complex united whole regarded as resembling the universe
5. any star or planet, esp one that might be inhabited
6. an area, sphere, or realm considered as a complete environment
7. Logic See possible world

world

[wərld]
(relativity)
Pertaining to Lorentz transformations and four-dimensional space-time, rather than rotations and three-dimensional space, as in world scalar, world vector, world line.
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Not for an instant did I regret the world of my nativity.
I revel in flowers without let, An atom at random in space; My soul dwells in regions ethereal, And the world is my dreaming-place.
Consequently we have here everything favourable for much modification,--for far more modification than with the Alpine productions, left isolated, within a much more recent period, on the several mountain-ranges and on the arctic lands of the two Worlds.
This new world has already enriched the lives of MILLIONS of Americans who are able to compete and win in it.
Intoxicating joy and self-forgetting, did the world once seem to me.
It was these same protagonists of machine-civilization that discovered the great oil deposits of Chunsan, the iron mountains of Whang-Sing, the copper ranges of Chinchi, and they sank the gas wells of Wow-Wee, that most marvellous reservoir of natural gas in all the world.
It is not the sun of the outer world that we see here.
Travelling, whether in the mental or the physical world, is a joy, and it is good to know that, in the mental world at least, there are vast countries still very imperfectly explored.
But, after all, he is of the world, worldly, and the highest hope he holds out is that you may be in the world and despise its ambitions while you compass its ends.
But he had early discovered that one wall of his world was different from the rest.
The third circle with which Anna had ties was preeminently the fashionable world--the world of balls, of dinners, of sumptuous dresses, the world that hung on to the court with one hand, so as to avoid sinking to the level of the demi-monde.
He was too philosophic and simple to be vindictive, and he lived too much in the world of mind to miss the creature comforts we were giving up.