Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun world

8 senses of world

Sense 1
universe, existence, creation, world, cosmos, macrocosm -- (everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence")
       => natural object -- (an object occurring naturally; not made by man)

Sense 2
world, domain -- (people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest; "the Western world")
       => class, stratum, social class, socio-economic class -- (people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class")

Sense 3
world, reality -- (all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you; "his world was shattered"; "we live in different worlds"; "for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were")
       => experience -- (the content of direct observation or participation in an event; "he had a religious experience"; "he recalled the experience vividly")

Sense 4
Earth, earth, world, globe -- (the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on; "the Earth moves around the sun"; "he sailed around the world")
       INSTANCE OF=> terrestrial planet -- (a planet having a compact rocky surface like the Earth's; the four innermost planets in the solar system)

Sense 5
populace, public, world -- (people in general considered as a whole; "he is a hero in the eyes of the public")
       => people -- ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience")

Sense 6
world -- (a part of the earth that can be considered separately; "the outdoor world"; "the world of insects")
       => part, piece -- (a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite")

Sense 7
worldly concern, earthly concern, world, earth -- (the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife; "they consider the church to be independent of the world")
       => concern -- (something that interests you because it is important or affects you; "the safety of the ship is the captain's concern")

Sense 8
world, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, man -- (all of the living human inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women")
       => homo, man, human being, human -- (any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage)
       => group, grouping -- (any number of entities (members) considered as a unit)

Antonyms of adj world

1 sense of world

Sense 1
global, planetary, world (prenominal), worldwide, world-wide -- (involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; "global war"; "global monetary policy"; "neither national nor continental but planetary"; "a world crisis"; "of worldwide significance")

INDIRECT (VIA international) -> national -- (limited to or in the interests of a particular nation; "national interests"; "isolationism is a strictly national policy")

Similarity of adj world

1 sense of world

Sense 1
global, planetary, world (prenominal), worldwide, world-wide -- (involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; "global war"; "global monetary policy"; "neither national nor continental but planetary"; "a world crisis"; "of worldwide significance")
       => international (vs. national) -- (concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations; "international affairs"; "an international agreement"; "international waters")

2018, Cloud WordNet Browser