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State of prosperity. [Obs.]
They think it was never fair-world with them since.
Interworld In`ter*world", n.
A world between other worlds. --Holland.
Old World ant thrushesPitta Pit"ta (p[i^]t"t[.a]), n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of a large group of bright-colored clamatorial birds
belonging to Pitta, and allied genera of the family
Pittid[ae]. Most of the species are varied with three or
more colors, such as blue, green, crimson, yellow, purple,
and black. They are called also ground thrushes, and Old
World ant thrushes; but they are not related to the true
Note: The pittas are most abundant in the East Indies, but
some inhabit Southern Asia, Africa, and Australia. They
live mostly upon the ground, and feed upon insects of
various kinds. Seven wonders of the worldWonder Won"der, n. [OE. wonder, wunder, AS. wundor; akin to D.
wonder, OS. wundar, OHG. wuntar, G. wunder, Icel. undr, Sw. &
Dan. under, and perhaps to Gr. ? to gaze at.]
1. That emotion which is excited by novelty, or the
presentation to the sight or mind of something new,
unusual, strange, great, extraordinary, or not well
understood; surprise; astonishment; admiration; amazement.
They were filled with wonder and amazement at that
which had happened unto him. --Acts iii.
Wonder is the effect of novelty upon ignorance.
Note: Wonder expresses less than astonishment, and much less
than amazement. It differs from admiration, as now
used, in not being necessarily accompanied with love,
esteem, or approbation.
2. A cause of wonder; that which excites surprise; a strange
thing; a prodigy; a miracle. `` Babylon, the wonder of all
To try things oft, and never to give over, doth
I am as a wonder unto many. --Ps. lxxi. 7.
Seven wonders of the world. See in the Dictionary of Noted
Names in Fiction. Seven wonders of the worldSeven Sev"en, a. [OE. seven, seoven, seofen, AS. seofon,
seofan, seofen; akin to D. zeven, OS., Goth., & OHG. sibun,
G. sieben, Icel. sjau, sj["o], Sw. sju, Dan. syv, Lith.
septyni, Russ. seme, W. saith, Gael. seachd, Ir. seacht, L.
septem, Gr. ???, Skr. saptan. [root]305. Cf. Hebdomad,
One more than six; six and one added; as, seven days make one
Seven sciences. See the Note under Science, n., 4.
Seven stars (Astron.), the Pleiades.
Seven wonders of the world. See under Wonders.
Seven-year apple (Bot.), a rubiaceous shrub (Genipa
clusiifolia) growing in the West Indies; also, its edible
Seven-year vine (Bot.), a tropical climbing plant
(Ipom[oe]a tuberosa) related to the morning-glory.
Underworld Un"der*world`, n.
1. The lower of inferior world; the world which is under the
heavens; the earth.
That overspreads (with such a reverence) This
2. The mythological place of departed souls; Hades.
3. The portion of the world which is below the horizon; the
opposite side of the world; the antipodes. [R.]
Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail, That
brings our friends up from the underworld.
4. The inferior part of mankind. [R.] --Atterbury.
UnworldlinessUnworldly Un*world"ly, a.
Not worldly; spiritual; holy. --Hawthorne. --
Un*world"li*ness, n. UnworldlyUnworldly Un*world"ly, a.
Not worldly; spiritual; holy. --Hawthorne. --
Worldliness World"li*ness, n.
The quality of being worldly; a predominant passion for
obtaining the good things of this life; covetousness;
addictedness to gain and temporal enjoyments;
Worldly World"ly, adv.
With relation to this life; in a worldly manner.
Subverting worldly strong and worldly wise By simply
Worldly World"ly, a. [AS. woroldlic.]
1. Relating to the world; human; common; as, worldly maxims;
worldly actions. ``I thus neglecting worldly ends.'
Many years it hath continued, standing by no other
worldly mean but that one only hand which erected
2. Pertaining to this world or life, in contradistinction
from the life to come; secular; temporal; devoted to this
life and its enjoyments; bent on gain; as, worldly
pleasures, affections, honor, lusts, men.
With his soul fled all my worldly solace. --Shak.
3. Lay, as opposed to clerical. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Worldlywise World"ly*wise`, a.
Wise in regard to things of this world. --Bunyan.
World-wide World"-wide`, a.
Extended throughout the world; as, world-wide fame.
Meaning of World from wikipedia
- The world
is the Earth
and all life on it, including human
civilization. In a philosophical
context, the "world
" is the whole
of the physical
- i.e. anywhere
on Earth. World
or the world
may also refer
to: Earth, the planet World
Island, Afro-Eurasia The World
(archipelago), near Dubai...
- The term "Third World
" arose during
the Cold War to define countries
non-aligned with either
NATO or the Warsaw
Pact. The United
- The "New World
" is a eurocultural
to the majority
of Earth's Western
the Americas. The term gained prominence
- (IDA). The World
Bank is a component
of the World
Bank Group. The World
Bank's most recently stated
goal is the reduction
of poverty. The World
- Miss World
is the oldest-running international beauty
pageant. It was created
in the United Kingdom
by Eric Morley
in 1951. Since
in 2000, Morley's...
- A world
war is "a war engaged
in by all or most of the prin****l nations
of the world
". The term is usually reserved
to two major international
- The FIFA World
Cup, often simply called
Cup, is an international
****ociation football competition contested
by the senior
- "We Are the World
" is a charity single originally recorded
by the supergroup
USA for Africa
in 1985. It was written
by Michael Jackson
- with the Americas, which
the "New World
". The Old World referred
to that part of the world known
to Europeans before encountering