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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.
References in classic literature ?
Can we wonder that men who felt their happiness here and their hopes of hereafter, their worldly welfare and the kingdom of heaven at stake, should sometimes attach an importance beyond their intrinsic weight to collateral points of controversy, connected with the all- involving object of the Reformation?
Vincy, kicking in spite of resolutions, "I never professed to be anything but worldly; and, what's more, I don't see anybody else who is not worldly.
You must remember, if you please, that I stretch my tolerance towards you as my wife's brother, and that it little becomes you to complain of me as withholding material help towards the worldly position of your family.
I received the mean, material teaching which fulfills the worldly notion of education.
How to succeed and make the most of prosperity might be called the pervading theme of the essays, and subjects which in themselves suggest spiritual treatment are actually considered in accordance with a coldly intellectual calculation of worldly advantage.
Destined by his mother to peaceful pursuits, he wavered from the outset between two forces, religious devotion and a passion for worldly comfort and distinction.
It was he, too, who laid before Lady Southdown the great advantages which might occur from an intimacy between her family and Miss Crawley--advantages both worldly and spiritual, he said: for Miss Crawley was now quite alone; the monstrous dissipation and alliance of his brother Rawdon had estranged her affections from that reprobate young man; the greedy tyranny and avarice of Mrs.
I know my aunt's worldly nature so well as to be sure that any abrupt attempt at conversion will be the very worst means that can be employed for the welfare of that unfortunate lady.
You are as worldly as Miss Crawley, Pitt," said Lady Emily, tossing out of the room, her books in her hand.
She was vexed, too, that from all she could learn of this connection it was not that brilliant, graceful, worldly liaison which she would have welcomed, but a sort of Wertherish, desperate passion, so she was told, which might well lead him into imprudence.
But I am more resigned than I was, and I am doing my best to set my worldly affairs in order.
Poor Lady Verinder looked puzzled and frightened, and met everything I could say to her with the purely worldly objection that she was not strong enough to face strangers.