mean the (whole) world

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of mean the (whole) world

: to be extremely important : to be someone or something that someone cares about her very much
  • It would mean the world to me if you came with me.
  • She means the whole world to me.

Word by Word Definitions

mean play
  1. : to have in the mind as a purpose : intend

  2. : to design for or destine to a specified purpose or future

  3. : to serve or intend to convey, show, or indicate : signify

  1. : lacking distinction or eminence : humble

  2. : lacking in mental discrimination : dull

  3. : of poor, shabby, or inferior quality or status

  1. : occupying a middle position : intermediate in space, order, time, kind, or degree

  2. : occupying a position about midway between extremes

  3. : serving as a means : intermediary

  1. : something intervening or intermediate

  2. : a middle point between extremes

  3. : a value that lies within a range of values and is computed according to a prescribed law: such as

whole play
  1. : free of wound or injury : unhurt

  2. : recovered from a wound or injury : restored

  3. : being healed

  1. : a complete amount or sum : a number, aggregate, or totality lacking no part, member, or element

  2. : something constituting a complex unity : a coherent system or organization of parts fitting or working together as one

  1. : wholly, entirely

  2. : as a complete entity

world play
  1. : the earthly state of human existence

  2. : life after death

  3. : the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it

  1. : of or relating to the world

  2. : extending or found throughout the world : worldwide

  3. : involving or applying to part of or the whole world


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