What is world?

  • (noun): People in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest.
    Example: "The Western world"
    Synonyms: domain
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on world:

Arthur Schopenhauer
... a 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 ... four distinct aspects of experience in the phenomenal world consequently, he has been influential in the history of phenomenology ...
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, such as the wars of Louis XIV, the Franco-Prussian ... 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 ...
Economy (disambiguation)
... of being efficient or frugal in using resources see energy conservation World economy, the economy of the world Virtual economy, an economy simulated in a virtual ...
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 considering the territorial shrink and ...
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 ... The most notable spontaneous ceasefire of World War I was the Christmas truce ...

More definitions of "world":

  • (noun): The 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live.
    Example: "He sailed around the world"
    Synonyms: Earth, globe
  • (noun): All of your experiences that determine how things appear to you.
    Example: "His world was shattered"
    Synonyms: reality
  • (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
  • (noun): People in general considered as a whole.
    Synonyms: populace, public
  • (noun): A part of the earth that can be considered separately.
    Example: "The outdoor world"; "the world of insects"
  • (adj): Involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope.
    Example: "A world crisis"
    Synonyms: global, planetary, worldwide

Famous quotes containing the word world:

    The world is a funny paper read backwards. And that way it isn’t so funny.
    Tennessee Williams (1914–1983)

    The world is full of women blindsided by the unceasing demands of motherhood, still flabbergasted by how a job can be terrific and torturous, involving and utterly tedious, all at the same time. The world is full of women made to feel strange because what everyone assumes comes naturally is so difficult to do—never mind to do well.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

    The world stands out on either side
    No wider than the heart is wide;
    Above the world is stretched the sky,—
    No higher than the soul is high.
    Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)