- world [wʉrld]n.[ME < OE werold, world, humanity, long time, akin to OHG weralt < early WGmc comp. < * wera-, man (see WEREWOLF) + * alth-, an age, mankind (for IE base see OLD): basic sense “the age of man”]1.a) the planet earthb) the whole universec) any heavenly body thought of hypothetically as inhabited [worlds in space]2. the earth and its inhabitants3.a) the human race; mankindb) people generally; the public [a discovery that startled the world]4.a) [also W-] some part of the earth [the Old World]b) some period of history, its society, etc. [the ancient world]c) any sphere or domain [the animal world]d) any sphere of human activity [the world of music]e) any sphere or state of existence [the world of tomorrow]5. individual experience, outlook, etc. [a man whose world is narrow]6.a) secular or social life and interests, as distinguished from the religious or spiritualb) people primarily concerned with secular affairs and pursuits7. [often pl.] a large amount; great deal [the rest did him a world (or worlds) of good]8. a star or planetSYN.- EARTH——————bring into the world1. to give birth to2. to assist in the delivery of (a child)——————come into the worldto be born——————for all the world1. for any reason or consideration at all2. in every respect; exactly——————in the world1. on earth or in the universe; anywhere [where in the world could you find this?]2. at all; ever [how in the world did you know?]——————☆ on top of the worldInformal elated with joy, pride, success, etc.; exultant——————☆ out of this worldSlang exceptionally fine; extraordinary——————world without endforever
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.