What is world?

  • (noun): All of your experiences that determine how things appear to you.
    Example: "His world was shattered"
    Synonyms: reality
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on world:

Arthur Schopenhauer
22 February 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 ... Reason, which examined the 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "world":

  • (noun): People in general considered as a whole.
    Synonyms: populace, public
  • (noun): People in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest.
    Example: "The Western world"
    Synonyms: domain
  • (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): 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:

    ... teaching to me was anathema, chiefly because it would condemn me to a world of petticoats.
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887–1970)

    Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)

    “As for your world of art and your world of reality,” she replied, “you have to separate the two, because you can’t bear to know what you are.... The world of art is only the truth about the real world.”
    —D.H. (David Herbert)