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world /wə:ld/
  • danh từ
    • thế giới, hoàn cầu, địa cầu
      • to go round the world: đi vòng quanh thế giới
      • all over the world: khắp thế giới
    • vũ trụ, vạn vật
      • since the beginning of the world: từ buổi sơ khai của vũ trụ, từ khi khai thiên lập địa
    • thế gian, trần tục, cõi trần gian, thế giới
      • to be brought into the world: sinh ra đời
      • in this world: ở cõi trần gian này
    • thiên hạ, nhân loại, mọi người
      • all the world has heard of it: thiên hạ ai người ta cũng biết cái đó
    • cuộc đời, việc đời; xã hội, cuộc sống xã hội
      • a man of the world: một người lịch duyệt từng trải
      • to know nothing of the world: không biết tí gì việc đời
      • as the world goes: thời buổi này, cứ thời thế này; thói đời này
    • giới
      • in the world of letters; in the literary world: trong giới văn học
      • the sporting world: giới thể thao
      • the vegetable world: giới thực vật
    • nhiều, một số lớn ((thường) a world of)
      • a world of meaning: nhiều ý nghĩa
      • a world of letters: một đống thư
      • a world of trouble: nhiều điều phiền phức
    • to be all the world to
      • là tất cả
    • he was all the world to his mother: đối với mẹ nó thì nó là tất cả
    • to carry the world before one
      • thành công hoàn toàn và nhanh chóng
    • for all the world
      • (xem) for
    • for the world
      • không vì bất cứ lý do gì, không đời nào
    • I would not do it for the world: không đời nào tôi làm cái đó
    • to the world
      • (từ lóng) hết sức, rất mực
    • drunk to the world: say bí tỉ
    • tired to the world: mệt nhoài
    • dead to the world: chết giấc; say bí tỉ
    • to take the world as it is
      • đời thế nào thì phải theo thế
    • top of the world
      • (từ lóng) không chê vào đâu được, tuyệt diệu
    • world without end
      • vĩnh viễn
    • the world, the flesh and the devil
      • mọi cái cám dỗ con người
    • would give the world for something
      • (xem) give
Concise Dictionary
worldswɜrld /wɜː-
noun
+everything that exists anywhere
+all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
+people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
+the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
+the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife
+a part of the earth that can be considered separately
+people in general considered as a whole
+all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
adj.
+involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope
Thesaurus Dictionary
n.
1 earth, planet, sphere, globe, Terra; universe, cosmos, existence, creation, life:
Do you believe the world is round? Buckland lives in his own, private world.
2 humanity, mankind, people, the human race, society, the public, men, humankind, everybody, everyone, the world at large:
We know what he thinks of the world, but what does the world think of him?
3 area, sphere, domain, community, clique, crowd, circle, fraternity, faction, set, coterie:
What value does the art world place on Longchamps' paintings?
4 period, time, age, era, epoch, time(s):
They have produced an excellent series of programmes on the ancient world.
5 bring into the world.
(a) deliver, have, give birth to, beget, Rare or Dialect birth:
Grandmother brought sixteen children into the world.
(b) deliver, midwife:
The town family doctor brought hundreds of children into the world in his long career.
6 for all the world. precisely, exactly, in all respects, in every respect, in every way, just:
He behaved for all the world like a man possessed by the devil.
7 on top of the world. ecstatic, delighted, elated, happy, exultant, overjoyed, rapturous, Brit in the seventh heaven, US in seventh heaven, Colloq on cloud nine, Brit over the moon:
George has been on top of the world ever since Prudence agreed to marry him.
8 out of this world. marvellous, wonderful, exceptional, unbelievable, incredible, excellent, superb, Colloq great, smashing, fantastic, fabulous, Slang out of sight, far-out, Brit magic, US to the max:
The place we stayed at Ibiza was out of this world!
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
the earth / its people
1 (the world) [sing.] the earth, with all its countries, peoples and natural features: to sail around the world + travelling (all over) the world + a map of the world + French is spoken in many parts of the world. + Which is the largest city in the world? + He's the world's highest paid entertainer. + a meeting of world leaders + campaigning for world peace
2 [C, usually sing.] a particular part of the earth; a particular group of countries or people; a particular period of history and the people of that period: the Arab world + the English-speaking world + the industrialized and developing worlds + the ancient / modern world
See also - THE FIRST WORLD, THE NEW WORLD, THE OLD WORLD, THE THIRD WORLD
another planet
3 [C] a planet like the earth: There may be other worlds out there.
type of life
4 [C] the people or things belonging to a particular group or connected with a particular interest, job, etc: the animal / plant / insect world + the world of fashion + stars from the sporting and artistic worlds
5 [usually sing.] (usually used with an adjective) everything that exists of a particular kind; a particular kind of life or existence: the natural world (= animals, plants, minerals, etc.) + the dream world of travel brochures + They are a couple in the real world as well as in the movie. + The island is a world of brilliant colours and dramatic sunsets. + They had little contact with the outside world (= people and places that were not part of their normal life).
person's life
6 [sing.] a person's environment, experiences, friends and family, etc: Parents are the most important people in a child's world. + When his wife died, his entire world was turned upside down.
society
7 [sing.] our society and the way people live and behave; the people in the world: We live in a rapidly changing world. + He's too young to understand the ways of the world. + The whole world was waiting for news of the astronauts. + She felt that the world was against her. + The eyes of the world are on the President.
8 (the world) [sing.] a way of life where possessions and physical pleasures are important, rather than spiritual values: monks and nuns renouncing the world
See also - OLDE WORLDE, OLD-WORLD
human existence
9 [sing.] the state of human existence: this world and the next (= life on earth and existence after death)
Idioms: be all the world to sb to be loved by and very important to sb
the best of both / all possible worlds the benefits of two or more completely different situations that you can enjoy at the same time: If you enjoy the coast and the country, you'll get the best of both worlds on this walk.
be worlds apart to be completely different in attitudes, opinions, etc.
come / go down / up in the world to become less/more important or successful in society
come into the world (literary) to be born
do sb/sth the world of good to make sb feel much better; to improve sth: A change of job would do you the world of good.
for all the world as if / though ...
for all the world like sb/sth (written) exactly as if ...; exactly like sb/sth: She behaved for all the world as if nothing unusual had happened. + He looked for all the world like a schoolboy caught stealing apples.
have the world at your feet to be very successful and admired
how, why, etc. in the world (informal) used to emphasize sth and to show that you are surprised or annoyed: What in the world did they think they were doing?
in an ideal / a perfect world used to say that sth is what you would like to happen or what should happen, but you know it cannot: In an ideal world we would be recycling and reusing everything.
in the world used to emphasize what you are saying: There's nothing in the world I'd like more than to visit New York. + Don't rush-we've got all the time in the world. + You look as if you haven't got a care in the world!
(be / live) in a world of your own if you are in a world of your own, you are so concerned with your own thoughts that you do not notice what is happening around you
a man / woman of the world a person with a lot of experience of life, who is not easily surprised or shocked
not for (all) the world used to say that you would never do sth: I wouldn't hurt you for the world.
the ...of this world (informal) used to refer to people of a particular type: We all envy the Bill Gateses of this world (= the people who are as rich and successful as Bill Gates).
out of this world (informal) used to emphasize how good, beautiful, etc. sth is: The meal was out of this world.
see the world to travel widely and gain wide experience
set / put the world to rights to talk about how the world could be changed to be a better place: We stayed up all night, setting the world to rights.
set the world on fire (BrE also set the world alight) (informal) (usually used in negative sentences) to be very successful and gain the admiration of other people: He's never going to set the world on fire with his paintings.
what is the world coming to? used to express disapproval, surprise or shock, especially at changes in people's attitudes or behaviour: When I listen to the news these days, I sometimes wonder what the world is coming to.
(all) the world and his wife (BrE, informal, humorous) everyone; a large number of people
a world away (from sth) used to emphasize how different two things are: His new luxury mansion was a world away from the tiny house where he was born.
the world is your oyster there is no limit to the opportunities open to you: With talent like that, the world is her oyster.
a / the world of difference (informal) used to emphasize how much difference there is between two things: There's a world of difference between liking someone and loving them.
the (whole) world over everywhere in the world: People are basically the same the world over.
more at BRAVE adj., DEAD adj., END n., LOST, PROMISE v., SMALL adj., TOP n., WATCH v., WAY n., WILL n., WORST n.
Collocation Dictionary
noun

1 the earth/its people

ADJ.

known
a medieval map of the known world
| whole

VERB + WORLD

create, make
They believe that God created the world.
| destroy
One of these days, humankind will destroy the world.
| take over
Fast food outlets seem to be taking over the world.
| tour, travel | see
As a young man, he wanted to see the world before he settled down.
| lead
Sweden leads the world in safety legislation.

WORLD + NOUN

leader | economy | recession, slump | market | trade | price
World oil prices continue to rise.
| domination
A handful of Internet companies are battling for world domination.
| affairs, events | attention, opinion
The bombing alienated world opinion.
| war | champion
He was easily beaten by the reigning world champion.
| championships, cup, title | class
The team is world class.
| beaters
The Portuguese team looked like world beaters in last night's game.
| record
She shattered the world record for the 200 metres.
| rankings
He has never before featured in the top ten world rankings.
| religion
the major world religions
| music
(= music that includes influences from different parts of the world)
| tour
The band are about to embark on a six-month world tour.

PREP.

across the ~
Astronomers across the world will be watching the night sky.
| all around/over/round the ~
The ceremony was watched live by millions around the world.
| in the ~
He felt he was the luckiest man in the whole world.
| throughout the ~
People throughout the world will be watching the big match on television.

PHRASES

the end of the world
(figurative) It won't be the end of the world if you don't get the job.
| on a world scale
Communist parties were formed on a world scale after the Russian Revolution.
| on the world stage
The country became an important player on the world stage.
| a part of the world
It's an interesting part of the world.
| the world over
Scientists the world over have been waiting for this breakthrough.

2 part of the earth

ADJ.

Arab, English-speaking, Western, etc.
Heads of state from all over the Arab world gathered for the conference.
| developed, First, industrialized, rich
First World consumers will have to eat less meat.
| developing, Third, underdeveloped | New, Old
Machismo is a New World phenomenon with roots in Old World cultures.

PREP.

in the … ~
In the Western world, there is a different attitude to marriage.

3 life/society

ADJ.

ever-changing | cruel, dog-eat-dog, hard, tough | crazy, mad, topsy-turvy | ancient, medieval, Roman, etc. | contemporary, modern, today's | brave new
the architects' vision of a brave new world of pristine concrete
| vanishing
These tribesmen are proud survivors of a vanishing world.
| outside, real
Throughout his time in prison he had no contact with the outside world. In the real world things don't always happen like they do in books.
| dream, fantasy, imaginary, inner, private
She enjoys creating imaginary worlds for children. She lives in her own inner world.
| material, physical | simulated, virtual | spiritual | spirit
Mediums claim to receive messages from the spirit world.
| social | animal, insect, natural, plant
I like living in the country because I'm interested in the natural world.
| academic, art, business, fashion, industrial, literary, medical, sports | different
We come from different worlds.
| sb's own (little)
She lives in her own little world.
| whole (wide), wider
She told him he was her only friend in the whole wide world. The wider world learned of his illness months after he told his family.
| small
I'm sure we'll meet again. It's a very small world in this profession.

VERB + WORLD

change
Young people always think they are going to change the world.
| have, inhabit, live in
Children often have their own private world.
| look at, perceive, see, view
different ways of looking at the world
| come into, enter, escape into
We come into the world with nothing. He entered the world of politics in 1997. Showbusiness gave him the chance to escape into another world.
| bring sb into
She had brought six children into the world.
| escape from, shut yourself away from, shut out
He closed his eyes and tried to shut out the world.
| face
For the first time since the death of her parents, she felt able to face the world.
| take on
He was so happy to leave school, he felt ready to take on the world.
| tell
He wanted to tell the world how happy he was.
| prove to, show
She was determined to show the world that she was no loser.
| shake, shock, stun
The news of the assassination shook the world.

WORLD + VERB

fall apart
His world fell apart when his wife died.
| revolve around sb/sth
She thinks the world revolves around her and her schedule.
| owe sb sth
He seems to think that the world owes him a living.

WORLD + NOUN

knowledge | view
Teachers influence the world view of their young students.

PREP.

in the … ~
He's well known in the fashion world.
| ~ about/around
At this age, babies are starting to take an interest in the world around them.
| ~ of
In the world of high finance, there is little room for sentiment.

PHRASES

experience/knowledge/perception of the world, the eyes of the world
The eyes of the world are on the president.
| in an ideal/a perfect world
In an ideal world, I'd like to work just three days a week.
| in a world of your own
I tapped on the window to get her attention but she was in a world of her own.
| the rest of the world
He just wanted to shut himself away from the rest of the world.
| watch the world go by
He likes to sit outside his front door and watch the world go by.
| the ways of the world
He's too young to understand the ways of the world.
| worlds apart
Although they are twins, they are worlds apart in their attitude to life.



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