world

[ wurld ]
/ wɜrld /

noun

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Idioms for world

Origin of world

before 900; Middle English; Old English world, weorold; cognate with Dutch wereld, German Welt, Old Norse verǫld, all < Germanic *wer-ald- literally, age of man

OTHER WORDS FROM world

coun·ter·world, nounin·ter·world, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for world (1 of 2)

world
/ (wɜːld) /

noun

Word Origin for world

Old English w (e) orold, from wer man + ald age, life; related to Old Frisian warld, wrald, Old Norse verold, Old High German wealt (German Welt)

British Dictionary definitions for world (2 of 2)

World

noun The World

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)
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