world

From Wiktionary
Jump to: navigation, search
Bnc1.png
world is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
world
Wikipedia logo
The Simple English Wikipedia has an article on:

Pronunciation[change]

  • (Canadian) IPA: /wɝəɫd̥/
  • (UK) IPA: /wɜː(ɹ)ld/, SAMPA: /w3:(r)ld/
  • (US) enPR: wûrld, IPA: /wɝld/, SAMPA: /w3`ld/
  • (Scots) IPA: /warl(d)/ or /wʌrl(d)/, SAMPA: /warl(d)/
  • (file)

Homophones[change]

in accents with the wine-whine merger and the fern-fir-fur merger

Noun[change]

Singular
world

Plural
worlds

  1. The Earth.
    Our world needs to be cared for.
  2. The Universe.
    I love you more than anybody else in the world.
  3. The setting of a group of people.
    They were in their own world as they talked about trains nobody else knew about.
  4. A planet.
    I wonder if there is life on other worlds.