world

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a particular society, community or situation
  • noun all the people who live on the earth

Banking

  • noun the people in a specific business or people with a special interest

Computing

  • noun a three-dimensional scene that is displayed on a website and allows a user to move around the scene exploring the objects visible.

Investing

  • noun the Earth
    the possible sales of steel throughout the world
    the people in a specific business or people with a special interest

Travel

Origin & History of “world”

Etymologically, world means ‘age of man’. that is the basis of its earliest recorded sense, ‘earthly existence, human life’. But already by the 9th century it was being used for the ‘earth’ itself. It is a compound noun formed in the prehistoric Germanic period from *weraz ‘man’ (probable source of the were- of English werewolf and related to virile) and *ald- ‘age’ (ancestor of English old), and its relatives include German welt, Dutch wereld, Swedish verld, and Danish verden.
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