What is cosmopolitan?

  • (noun): A sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries.
    Synonyms: cosmopolite
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "cosmopolitan":

  • (adj): Composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests.
    Example: "His cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creeds"- T.B. Macaulay; "the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt"; "that queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks"
  • (adj): Growing or occurring in many parts of the world.
    Example: "A cosmopolitan herb"; "cosmopolitan in distribution"
    Synonyms: widely distributed