Translation of "world" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /wɜːld/ us /wɜrld/
the world

A1 the earth and all the people, places, and things on it

el mundo
Everest is the highest mountain in the world.
She’s travelled all over the world.
your world

A2 your life and experiences

el mundo de uno
His whole world fell apart when she left.

B1 the people and things that are involved in a particular activity or subject

the world of politics

(Translation of “world” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /wəːld/

the planet Earth

every country of the world.

the people who live on the planet Earth

The whole world is waiting for a cure for cancer.

any planet etc

people from other worlds.

a state of existence

Many people believe that after death the soul enters the next world
Do concentrate! You seem to be living in another world.

an area of life or activity

the insect world
the world of the international businessman.

a great deal

The holiday did him a/the world of good.

the lives and ways of ordinary people

He’s been a monk for so long that he knows nothing of the (outside) world.
worldly adjective

of or belonging to this world; not spiritual

worldly pleasures.
worldliness noun

world-class adjective

among the best in the world

de primera categoría
a world-class athlete.
world-famous adjective

known about by people all over the world

de fama mundial
a world-famous artist/restaurant.
world music noun

popular or traditional music from non-Western countries.

música del mundo, música popular
worldwide adjective, adverb

(extending over or found) everywhere in the world

mundial, mundialmente, universal, universalmente
a worldwide sales network
Their products are sold worldwide.
the best of both worlds

the advantages of both the alternatives in a situation etc in which one can normally only expect to have one

tener todas las ventajas, beneficiarse por partida doble
A woman has the best of both worlds when she has a good job and a happy family life.
for all the world

exactly, quite etc

What a mess you’re in! You look for all the world as if you’d had an argument with an express train.
out of this world adjective

unbelievably marvellous

de otro mundo, fenomenal, estupendo, increíble, fantástico
The concert was out of this world.
what in the world(?)

used for emphasis when asking a question

¿qué diablos?
What in the world have you done to your hair?

(Translation of “world” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)