What is world?

  • (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
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on world:

Economy (disambiguation)
... refer 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 simulated in a ...
Arthur Schopenhauer
1788 – 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 ... examined the 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 ... 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 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 ... 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 1917 ...

More definitions of "world":

  • (noun): A part of the earth that can be considered separately.
    Example: "The outdoor world"; "the world of insects"
  • (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): People in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest.
    Example: "The Western world"
    Synonyms: domain
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word world:

    It is too late—the world is too dark for any thought ahead. Others are writing my biography, and let it rest as they elect to make it. I have lived my life, well and ill, always less well than I wanted it to be but it is, as it is, and as it has been; so small a thing, to have had so much about it!
    Clara Barton (1821–1912)

    All things change, nothing is extinguished.... There is nothing in the whole world which is permanent. Everything flows onward; all things are brought into being with a changing nature; the ages themselves glide by in constant movement.
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

    By the by, if the English race had done nothing else, yet if they left the world the notion of a gentleman, they would have done a great service to mankind.
    Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)