What is world?

  • (noun): People in general considered as a whole.
    Synonyms: populace, public
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on world:

Economy (disambiguation)
... or frugal in 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 ...
Arthur Schopenhauer
21 September 1860) was 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 ... four distinct aspects of experience in the phenomenal world consequently, he has been influential in the history of phenomenology ...
Types of Warfare - Behaviour and Conduct in War
... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ... 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 ...

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
  • (noun): A part of the earth that can be considered separately.
    Example: "The outdoor world"; "the world of insects"
  • (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
  • (adj): Involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope.
    Example: "A world crisis"
    Synonyms: global, planetary, worldwide
  • (noun): The 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live.
    Example: "He sailed around the world"
    Synonyms: Earth, globe

Famous quotes containing the word world:

    This ferry was as busy as a beaver dam, and all the world seemed anxious to get across the Merrimack River at this particular point, waiting to get set over,—children with their two cents done up in paper, jail-birds broke lose and constable with warrant, travelers from distant lands to distant lands, men and women to whom the Merrimack River was a bar.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Truth has scarce done so much good in the world as the false appearances of it have done hurt.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    I am a little world made cunningly
    Of elements, and an angelic sprite;
    But black sin hath betrayed to endless night
    My world’s both parts, and Oh! both parts must die.
    John Donne (1572–1631)