- free from local, provincial, or national ideas, prejudices, or attachments; at home all over the world.
- of or characteristic of a cosmopolite.
- belonging to all the world; not limited to just one part of the world.
- Botany, Zoology. widely distributed over the globe.
- a person who is free from local, provincial, or national bias or attachment; citizen of the world; cosmopolite.
- a cocktail made with vodka, cranberry juice, an orange-flavored liqueur, and lime juice.
Origin of cosmopolitan
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Examples from the Web for cosmopolitan
Cosmopolitan has asked readers, “Are You Dating a Lumbersexual?”How Straight World Stole ‘Gay’: The Last Gasp of the ‘Lumbersexual’
November 12, 2014
The Levant is already a far cry from the cosmopolitan melting pot it once was.Beirut Letter: In Lebanon, Fighting ISIS With Culture and Satire
September 22, 2014
The British editor of Cosmopolitan says she loves talking about (and having) sex.Joanna Coles: Why Cosmopolitan Does Sexy and Serious So Well
August 22, 2014
Cosmopolitan is bringing its hilariously bad sex tips to lesbians now.I Tried Cosmo’s Lesbian Sex Tips and They Were Terrible
July 30, 2014
Back in April 2011, Kim featured on the cover of the Turkish edition of Cosmopolitan magazine.Kim Kardashian Butts Into Syria’s (Online) Civil War With #SaveKessab Campaign
Marlow Stern, Michael Weiss
March 31, 2014
I cannot stand them, and a German cosmopolitan is the limit.
"It's a better vein than the cosmopolitan," said Margaret, getting up.
Life seems great because it is cosmopolitan and not provincial or local.Rural Life and the Rural School
He has rooms at the Cosmopolitan, somewhere on the top floor.Under Western Eyes
So has it always been with chemistry, the most cosmopolitan of sciences, the most secret of arts.The Legacy of Greece
- a person who has lived and travelled in many countries, esp one who is free of national prejudices
- having interest in or familiar with many parts of the world
- sophisticated or urbane
- composed of people or elements from all parts of the world or from many different spheres
- (of plants or animals) widely distributed
Word Origin and History for cosmopolitan
1844, from cosmopolite "citizen of the world" (q.v.) on model of metropolitan. The U.S. women's magazine of the same name was first published in 1886. Cosmopolitanism first recorded 1828.
- Growing or occurring in many parts of the world; widely distributed.
- A cosmopolitan organism.