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"
- human race - human beings
the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife
"they consider the church to be independent of the world"
- worldly concern - earthly concern
a part of the earth that can be considered separately
"the outdoor world"
"the world of insects"
people in general considered as a whole
"he is a hero in the eyes of the public"
the 3rd planet from the sun
the planet we live on
"the Earth moves around the sun"
"he sailed around the world"
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"
people in general
especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
"the Western world"
everything that exists anywhere
"they study the evolution of the universe"
"the biggest tree in existence"
involving the entire earth
not limited or provincial in scope
"global monetary policy"
"neither national nor continental but planetary"
"a world crisis"
"of worldwide significance"
- world wide