the world

noun

1
: the earth and all the people and things on it
He is famous throughout the world.
They sailed around the world.
The product is shipped halfway around/across the world.
The island was cut off from the rest of the world.
They want to see/travel the world.
2
: the people in the world
She felt that the world was against her.
They announced their discovery to the world.
The world watched as he attempted to break the Olympic record.
She felt the eyes of the world watching her.
3
: all that is important : everything
I would give my children the world if I could.

Examples of the world in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many of these flags are also used around the world. Li Cohen, CBS News, 13 June 2024 That led to a position on a team at IBM secretly designing the world’s fastest supercomputer, a pet project of IBM President Thomas Watson Jr. Conway moved with the team to Menlo Park, Calif., in the years before the surrounding landscape was dubbed Silicon Valley. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 12 June 2024 The 2024 Super Bowl is in Paradise, Nevada, a town right outside Las Vegas, aka the party capital of the world. David Wysong, The Enquirer, 12 June 2024 The timing of your diagnosis and the reconnection with your sister does seem more than coincidental, and, in my opinion, awareness of your own mortality is the best reason in the world to reconnect. Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for the world 

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“The world.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20world. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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