In-world



[wurld] /wɜrld/

noun
1.
the earth or globe, considered as a planet.
2.
(often initial capital letter) a particular division of the earth:
the Western world.
3.
the earth or a part of it, with its inhabitants, affairs, etc., during a particular period:
the ancient world.
4.
humankind; the human race; humanity:
The world must eliminate war and poverty.
5.
the public generally:
The whole world knows it.
6.
the class of persons devoted to the affairs, interests, or pursuits of this life:
The world worships success.
7.
a particular class of people, with common interests, aims, etc.:
the fashionable world.
8.
any sphere, realm, or domain, with all pertaining to it:
a child’s world; the world of dreams; the insect world.
9.
everything that exists; the universe; the macrocosm.
10.
any complex whole conceived as resembling the universe:
the world of the microcosm.
11.
one of the three general groupings of physical nature:
animal world; mineral world; vegetable world.
12.
any period, state, or sphere of existence:
this world; the world to come.
13.
Often, worlds. a great deal:
That vacation was worlds of fun.
14.
any indefinitely great expanse.
15.
any heavenly body:
the starry worlds.
Idioms
16.
bring into the world,

17.
come into the world, to be born:
Her first child came into the world in June.
18.
for all the world,

19.
in the world,

20.
on top of the world. 1 (def 47).
21.
out of this / the world, exceptional; fine:
The chef prepared a roast duck that was out of this world.
22.
set the world on fire, to achieve great fame and success:
He didn’t seem to be the type to set the world on fire.
23.
think the world of, to like or admire greatly:
His coworkers think the world of him.
24.
world without end, for all eternity; for always.
adjective
1.
of or relating to a virtual online environment: my in-world avatar
/wɜːld/
noun
1.
the earth as a planet, esp including its inhabitants
2.
mankind; the human race
3.
people generally; the public: in the eyes of the world
4.
social or public life: to go out into the world
5.
the universe or cosmos; everything in existence
6.
a complex united whole regarded as resembling the universe
7.
any star or planet, esp one that might be inhabited
8.
(often capital) a division or section of the earth, its history, or its inhabitants: the Western World, the Ancient World, the Third World
9.
an area, sphere, or realm considered as a complete environment: the animal world
10.
any field of human activity or way of life or those involved in it: the world of television
11.
a period or state of existence: the next world
12.
the total circumstances and experience of an individual that make up his life, esp that part of it relating to happiness: you have shattered my world
13.
a large amount, number, or distance: worlds apart
14.
worldly or secular life, ways, or people
15.
(logic) See possible world
16.
all the world and his wife, a large group of people of various kinds
17.
bring into the world

18.
come into the world, to be born
19.
(informal) dead to the world, unaware of one’s surroundings, esp fast asleep or very drunk
20.
(used with a negative) for the world, for any inducement, however great
21.
for all the world, in every way; exactly
22.
give to the world, to publish
23.
(usually used with a negative) in the world, (intensifier): no-one in the world can change things
24.
man of the world, woman of the world, a man or woman experienced in social or public life
25.
not long for this world, nearing death
26.
(informal) on top of the world, exultant, elated, or very happy
27.
(informal) wonderful; excellent
28.
set the world on fire, to be exceptionally or sensationally successful
29.
the best of both worlds, the benefits from two different or opposed ways of life, philosophies, etc
30.
think the world of, to be extremely fond of or hold in very high esteem
31.
world of one’s own, a state of mental detachment from other people
32.
world without end, for ever
33.
(modifier) of or concerning most or all countries; worldwide: world politics, a world record
34.
(in combination) throughout the world: world-famous
noun The World
1.
a man-made archipelago of 300 reclaimed islands built off the coast of Dubai in the shape of a map of the world. Area: 63 sq km (24 sq miles)
n.

Old English woruld, worold “human existence, the affairs of life,” also “the human race, mankind,” a word peculiar to Germanic languages (cf. Old Saxon werold, Old Frisian warld, Dutch wereld, Old Norse verold, Old High German weralt, German Welt), with a literal sense of “age of man,” from Proto-Germanic *wer “man” (Old English wer, still in werewolf; see virile) + *ald “age” (see old).

Originally “life on earth, this world (as opposed to the afterlife),” sense extended to “the known world,” then to “the physical world in the broadest sense, the universe” (c.1200). In Old English gospels, the commonest word for “the physical world,” was Middangeard (Old Norse Midgard), literally “the middle enclosure” (cf. yard), which is rooted in Germanic cosmology. Greek kosmos in its ecclesiastical sense of “world of people” sometimes was rendered in Gothic as manaseþs, literally “seed of man.”

The usual Old Norse word was heimr, literally “abode” (see home). Words for “world” in some other Indo-European languages derive from the root for “bottom, foundation” (e.g. Irish domun, Old Church Slavonic duno, related to English deep); the Lithuanian word is pasaulis, from pa- “under” + saule “sun.” Original sense in world without end, translating Latin saecula saeculorum, and in worldly. Latin saeculum can mean both “age” and “world,” as can Greek aion. World power in the geopolitical sense first recorded 1900. World-class is attested from 1950, originally of Olympic athletes.

verb phrase

To devise; whomp up: We’ll have to work up a good story to explain this one (mid1800s+)

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