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English definition of “world”

world

noun [C usually singular] (GROUP/AREA)    /wɜːld/ US  /wɝːld/
B1 a group of things such as countries or animals, or an area of human activity or understanding: the Muslim world the modern/industrialized world the animal world stars from the rock music world Unexpected things can happen in the world of subatomic particles.Groups and collections of thingsVariety and mixturesTopics and areas of interest
(Definition of world noun (GROUP/AREA) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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