World - n. The earth and the surrounding heavens; the creation; the
system of created things; existent creation; the universe.
World - n. Any planet or heavenly body, especially when considered as
inhabited, and as the scene of interests analogous with human
interests; as, a plurality of worlds.
World - n. The earth and its inhabitants, with their concerns; the sum
of human affairs and interests.
World - n. In a more restricted sense, that part of the earth and its
concerns which is known to any one, or contemplated by any one; a
division of the globe, or of its inhabitants; human affairs as seen
from a certain position, or from a given point of view; also, state of
existence; scene of life and action; as, the Old World; the New World;
the religious world; the Catholic world; the upper world; the future
world; the heathen world.
World - n. The customs, practices, and interests of men; general
affairs of life; human society; public affairs and occupations; as, a
knowledge of the world.
World - n. Individual experience of, or concern with, life; course of
life; sum of the affairs which affect the individual; as, to begin the
world with no property; to lose all, and begin the world anew.
World - n. The inhabitants of the earth; the human race; people in
general; the public; mankind.
World - n. The earth and its affairs as distinguished from heaven;
concerns of this life as distinguished from those of the life to come;
the present existence and its interests; hence, secular affairs;
engrossment or absorption in the affairs of this life; worldly
corruption; the ungodly or wicked part of mankind.
World - n. As an emblem of immensity, a great multitude or quantity; a