The world of the homeless.
The animal world; the world of imagination.
Did her a world of good; candidates that are worlds apart on foreign policy.
He saw his world collapse about him.
An example of the world is planet earth.
An example of the world is all of the people who live on Earth.
An example of the world is your family.
A world champion.
The Western World.
The ancient world.
A man of the world.
A world crisis.
A man whose world is narrow.
The rest did him a world (or worlds) of good.
There will always be lovers, till the world's end.
A world of difference; a world of trouble; a world of embarrassment.
The possibility of life on other worlds.
- In all respects; precisely:.She looked for all the world like a movie star.
- Used as an intensive:.How in the world did they manage? I never in the world would have guessed.
- Extraordinary; superb:.The dinner was out of this world.
- Throughout the world:.Known the world over.
- To give birth to.
- To assist in the delivery of (a child).
- To be born.
- For any reason or consideration at all.
- In every respect; exactly.
- On earth or in the universe; anywhere.Where in the world could you find this?.
- At all; ever.How in the world did you know?.
- Elated with joy, pride, success, etc.; exultant.
- Exceptionally fine; extraordinary.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of world
- Middle English from Old English weorold wī-ro- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English world, weoreld, from Old English world, worold, woruld, weorold (“world, age, men, humanity, life, way of life, long period of time, cycle, eternity"), from Proto-Germanic *weraldiz (“lifetime, worldly existence, mankind, age of man, world"), equivalent to wer (“man") +"Ž eld (“age"). Cognate with Scots warld (“world"), West Frisian wrÃ¢ld (“world"), Dutch wereld (“world"), Low German Werld (“world"), German Welt (“world"), Swedish vÃ¤rld (“world"), Icelandic verÃ¶ld (“the world").