What is world?

  • (noun): The 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live.
    Example: "He sailed around the world"
    Synonyms: Earth, globe
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on world:

Effects of War - On The Economy
... In some cases war has stimulated a country's economy (World War II is often credited with bringing America out of the Great Depression) but in many cases ... For example, Russia's involvement in World War I took such a toll on the Russian economy that it almost collapsed and greatly contributed to the start of the ...
Types of Warfare - Behaviour and Conduct in War
... Situations of deliberate dampening of hostilities occurred in World War I by some accounts, e.g ... Other examples of non-aggression, also from World War I, are detailed in "Good-Bye to All That." These include spontaneous ceasefires to rebuild defences and retrieve casualties, alongside behaviour such as ... The most notable spontaneous ceasefire of World War I was the Christmas truce ...
Nine Largest Wars (by Death Toll)
... These are of course the two World Wars, then followed by the Second Sino-Japanese War (which is sometimes considered part of World War II, or overlapping with that war) ... The death toll of World War II, being 60 million plus, surpasses all other war-death-tolls by a factor of two ... Deaths (millions) Date War 60–72 1939–1945 World War II (see World War II casualties) 36 755–763 An Shi Rebellion (number exaggerated based on census system,but not ...
Economy (disambiguation)
... using resources see energy conservation World economy, the economy of the world Virtual economy, an economy simulated in a virtual world Economy (religion), a bishop's discretionary power to relax rules Economy (Thorea ...
Arthur Schopenhauer
... German philosopher best known for his book, The World as Will and Representation, in which he claimed that our world is driven by a continually dissatisfied will, continually seeking satisfaction ... the four distinct aspects of experience in the phenomenal world consequently, he has been influential in the history of phenomenology ...

More definitions of "world":

  • (noun): People in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest.
    Example: "The Western world"
    Synonyms: domain
  • (noun): All of your experiences that determine how things appear to you.
    Example: "His world was shattered"
    Synonyms: reality
  • (adj): Involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope.
    Example: "A world crisis"
    Synonyms: global, planetary, worldwide
  • (noun): A part of the earth that can be considered separately.
    Example: "The outdoor world"; "the world of insects"
  • (noun): People in general considered as a whole.
    Synonyms: populace, public
  • (noun): The concerns of the world as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife.
    Example: "They consider the church to be independent of the world"
    Synonyms: worldly concern, earthly concern, earth

Famous quotes containing the word world:

    You know, it’s not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively enough, you begin to do to yourself.
    James Baldwin (1924–1987)

    It is from quiet places like this all over the world that the forces accumulate which presently will overbear any attempt to accomplish evil on a large scale. Like the rivulets gathering into the river, and the river into the seas, there come from communities like this streams that fertilize the consciences of men, and it is the conscience of the world that we are trying to place upon the throne which others would usurp.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)