[n] the concerns of the world as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife; "they consider the church to be independent of the world"
[n] 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"
[n] all of the inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover"
[n] people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest; "the Western world"
[n] people in general considered as a whole; "he is a hero in the eyes of the public"
[n] the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live; "the Earth moves around the sun"; "he sailed around the world"
[n] everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"
[n] a part of the earth that can be considered separately; "the outdoor world"; "the world of insects"
cosmos, creation, domain, earth, earthly concern, existence, globe, human beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans, macrocosm, man, mankind, populace, public, reality, universe, worldly concern
academe, academia, admass, atmosphere, audience, celestial body, class, concern, dry land, earth, estraterrestrial body, experience, extraterrestrial object, geosphere, ground, group, grouping, Grub Street, heavenly body, hemisphere, hydrosphere, land, lithosphere, natural object, natural order, nature, part, people, piece, real life, real world, sky, social class, socio-economic class, solar system, solid ground, terra firma, terrestrial planet, Van Allen belt