The world is the planet and all the people on it, or describes the things that are important to a person.(noun)
See world in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: 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”
See world in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English weorold; see wī-ro- in Indo-European roots.
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