The ancient world.
The animal world; the world of imagination.
The Western World.
The world of the homeless.
A world champion.
A world crisis.
Brought a child into the world.
The next world.
A man whose world is narrow.
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.
He saw his world collapse about him.
A man of the world.
Did her a world of good; candidates that are worlds apart on foreign policy.
The possibility of life on other worlds.
A chemical found all over the world; an ecological disaster that could threaten the entire world.
How the ancients conceived the world.
Turned her back on the world.
The event amazed the world.
The world of sports.
The scientific world.
The rest did him a world (or worlds) of good.
Worlds in space.
A discovery that startled the world.
The Old World.
The ancient world.
The animal world.
The world of music.
The world of tomorrow.
There will always be lovers, till the world's end.
A world of difference; a world of trouble; a world of embarrassment.
- 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; anywhereWhere in the world could you find this?.
- at all; everHow in the world did you know?.
- elated with joy, pride, success, etc.; exultant
- exceptionally fine; extraordinary
Other Word Forms
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 wrâld (“world"), Dutch wereld (“world"), Low German Werld (“world"), German Welt (“world"), Swedish värld (“world"), Icelandic veröld (“the world").