What is world?

  • (noun): A part of the earth that can be considered separately.
    Example: "The outdoor world"; "the world of insects"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on world:

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 ...
Effects of War - On The Economy
... 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 ... 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 Russian Revolution of ...
Arthur Schopenhauer
... 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 ... Sufficient Reason, which examined the four distinct aspects of experience in the phenomenal world consequently, he has been influential in the history of phenomenology ...
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)
... to The quality of being efficient or frugal in using resources see energy conservation World economy, the economy of the world Virtual economy, an economy ...

More definitions of "world":

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

Famous quotes containing the word world:

    The thing is, you see, that the strongest man in the world is the man who stands alone.
    Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906)

    Some smart man once said that on the most exalted throne in the world we are seated on nothing but our own arse.
    Wendell Mayes, U.S. screenwriter. Otto Preminger. CINCPAC II (Henry Fonda)

    The greatest meliorator of the world is selfish, huckstering Trade.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)