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Dictionary definition for: World

1. (n) all of the inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover" "she always used "humankind" because "mankind" seemed to slight the women"

2. (n) everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe" "the biggest tree in existence"

3. (n) all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you; "his world was shattered" "we live in different worlds" "for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were"

4. (n) people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest; "the Western world"

5. (n) the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live; "the Earth moves around the sun" "he sailed around the world"

6. (n) the concerns of the world as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife; "they consider the church to be independent of the world"

7. (n) a part of the earth that can be considered separately; "the outdoor world" "the world of insects"

8. (n) people in general considered as a whole; "he is a hero in the eyes of the public"

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