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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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Paying tribute to her husband, Lisa Powell said: "Neil was a very loving person who thought the world of his children.
I went out with my last girlfriend, who's 21, for two years and thought the world of her.
His solicitor explained Markey had alcohol problems and that this time he had added magic mushrooms to his boozing, and was acting strangely because he thought the world was going to end.
We thought the World Cup would bring us happiness in difficult times and the country would learn to smile again.
He thought the world of his parents, his baby sister and his home.
She said: "Robin would have loved to see the horse win; he thought the world of him and it's all a bit too emotional for me.
Such a model of cause and effect is surely too positivistic, akin to suggesting that because Homer thought the world was flat, those unfortunate Greeks who dared venture beyond the pillars of Hercules actually did fall over the edge
He thought the world demand could be satisfied by 15 machines -- tops.
A prayer from all those who loved you, memories fond and true, in our hearts you live forever because we thought the world of you.
The culmination of the five-day project was the creation of what the pupils thought the world will be like in 5m, 100m and 200m years.