Meaning of WORLD in English

WORLD

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a changing world

Children are growing up in a changing world.

a developing/Third World country (= poor and trying to increase its industry and trade )

Many developing countries receive some foreign aid.

a different world

It’s a different world here in London.

a national/world shortage

There is likely to be a world shortage of timber in the future.

a nightmare world (= a situation in which everything is bad and there is nothing good )

It's hard to understand how people survived the nightmare world of the concentration camps.

a world centre for/of sth

The Asian Pacific Rim is a major world centre of commerce, industry, and economic activity.

a world cruise (= around the world )

How much would a world cruise cost?

a world leader (= someone who is in charge of a country )

The president and other world leaders are meeting to discuss the environment.

a world power (= one with influence all over the world )

The United States had replaced Great Britain as the dominant world power.

a world record

Powell equalled the 100 metres world record with a time of 9.77 seconds.

a world war

No one wants another world war.

a world/global/worldwide recession

America’s airlines have been badly hit by the world recession.

a world/international conference

the world conference on human rights

a world/international expert (= one who is known in many different countries )

She is a world expert on tropical diseases.

all alone in the world (= she had no family or friends to help her or look after her )

She was all alone in the world .

closed society/world/way of life

Venetian art in this period was a closed world.

destroy the world/planet

No one wants another war, which might destroy the world.

developed world

energy consumption in the developed world

developing world

poverty and hunger in the developing world

First World War

First World

first world economies

global/world trade

We want the poorer nations to benefit from increased global trade.

how on earth/in the world etc (= used for emphasis when you are surprised, angry etc )

How on earth did you find out?

In an ideal world

In an ideal world there would be no need for a police force.

international/world cricket

He brought South Africa back into international cricket.

It’s a funny old world (= strange or unusual things happen in life )

It’s a funny old world .

lead the world/market/pack/field

US companies lead the world in biotechnology.

lived in...fantasy world

He lived in a fantasy world of his own, even as a small boy.

mean the world to sb/mean everything to sb (= be very important to someone )

He meant the world to her.

moved up in the world (= got a better job or social position )

He’s moved up in the world in the last few years, and his new flat shows it.

New World

Christopher Columbus’s voyage of discovery to the New World

of world/international/national stature

Armstrong was a musician of world stature.

Old World

the civilizations of the Old World

on a global/world scale (= involving the whole world )

This is a product that can be sold in high volumes on a global scale.

parts of the world

There are wars going on in many parts of the world.

sail around the world

She always wanted to sail around the world .

set/break/beat a world record

He set a new world record for the marathon.

the academic world (= the institutions, people etc involved in education )

In the academic world, the theory was received less approvingly.

the business world

You need to be flexible in today’s highly competitive business world.

the chess world

He's a star of the chess world.

the contemporary world

The environment is a major issue in the contemporary world.

the corporate world

After 15 years, I really wanted to escape the corporate world.

the fashion world

Small women are often overlooked by the fashion world.

the global/world climate (= the weather of the world )

Scientists are assessing the impact of carbon dioxide on the global climate.

the international/world scene

He is still a major figure on the international political scene.

the material world

According to some, the material world is all that exists.

the modern world

The island has hardly been affected by the modern world.

the most natural thing in the world

At the time, accepting his offer had seemed the most natural thing in the world .

the natural world (= trees, rivers, animals, plants etc )

the study of the natural world

the World Bank (= an international organization providing financial help to developing countries )

The road building was funded by the World Bank.

the world champion

At 22, he was the youngest world champion in the history of the game.

the world championship

29 nations competed in the world championship.

the world revolves around (= that she is the only important person )

She seems to think that the world revolves around her .

the World Series (= in baseball )

the world's population

Sixty percent of the world's population live in areas that are at risk from sea-level rises.

the world/global economy

Rising oil prices threaten the world economy.

travel the world/country

They travelled the world together.

what is the world/the country etc coming to? (= used to say that the world etc is in a bad situation )

what on earth/in the world/in heaven’s name etc (= used for emphasis when you are surprised, angry etc )

What on earth’s going on?

where on earth/in the world etc (= used for emphasis when you are surprised, angry etc )

Where on earth have you been all this time?

who on earth/in the world etc (= used for emphasis when you are surprised, angry etc )

Who on earth would live in such a lonely place?

Who the hell are you?

world crown

He went on to win the world crown in 2001.

World English

world music

world of make-believe

He seems to be living in a world of make-believe .

world peace

The regime poses a threat to world peace.

world poverty

They campaigned for an end to world poverty.

world power

world premiere (= the first performance in the world )

the play’s world premiere

world rankings

She is now fifth in the world rankings .

world record holder

the 800 m world record holder

world record

He set a new world record for the marathon.

world view

the limited nineteenth-century world view

World War I/World War II

He was a pilot in World War II.

World War I/World War II

He was a pilot in World War II.

world war

fears of another world war

world/global politics

There was much going on in world politics at the time.

world/international affairs

China is now a major player in world affairs.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

arab

As for the Arab world , their response as we were negotiating these agreements was to be expected.

It stated that threats and the recourse to force against any Arab country threatened the Arab world in general.

The Arab world is about to take off.

This is particularly the case with relations with the Arab world .

It was supposed to be a paragon of democracy in an Arab world more familiar with dictatorship than freedom.

entire

He feels as if he is the only man awake in the entire world .

These two chapters move through the entire world of images and ideas surrounding the divine body.

She probably knows more about the nineteenth-century industrial novel than anyone else in the entire world .

The entire world was engulfed in a titanic struggle be-tween starkly drawn forces of good and evil.

It is Labour's only no-go area in the entire world .

It seems as if the entire world is ready to help and support us when our children are babies.

Not so in fact across the entire Hellenic world .

La Strada is really the complete catalogue of my entire mythical world ...

modern

How many of the ills of the modern world were not due precisely to Frankenstein's folly!

The income from admission fees helps the monks finance a lifestyle that might otherwise be impossible in the modern world .

However, as we know them in the modern world , there are virtually no middle classes in 1700.

If we are going to maintain the modern world , then concerted action for the future is urgently needed.

It was, broadly speaking, the cultural outcome of modernity, the social experience of living in the modern world .

Equally important, it does not correspond to the facts of the modern world .

The aim is to identify the principal aesthetic sources of the continent, both within local culture and the modern world .

Theodora wondered whether it was a room which could cope with the demands of the modern world .

natural

He has no mandate to violate and transgress the natural world .

Like the theories of the ancient philosophers, that story is based on observations of the natural world .

The focus today is not the predicted disappearance of order but the abundance of it throughout the natural world .

There is no doubt that this early form of man had a greater impact on the natural world than any other animal.

We must learn to accept it as a law of the natural world .

They interact with the natural world in complex, ill-understood ways - ecology is the youngest science.

Within the sacred whole, change, subjectivity, and diversity are essential characteristics of the natural world .

new

The responsibility for a sustainable future appears to be swinging from the new world to the old.

For the cellular industry, this may portend a daunting new world .

Michael Ledeen was also new to the world of covertly shipping arms.

An entire new world had opened to Celestine: how to use chemical insight and apply it to biological problems.

A few months back you were ready and willing to enter a brave new world .

They long to find new worlds where freedom is possible.

In the new world order capital can get out fast in times of trouble, but labour is stuck where it is.

I was alive in a new , unknown world and I did not want to close my eyes on it.

outside

Each company sells clothes which have a clear identity allowing the wearer to convey a particular image to the outside world .

In essential schizophrenia the characteristic pattern is of withdrawal from the impacts of experience in the outside world .

We believe that it is educationally wrong to teach a subject in isolation without linking it to the outside world .

Things were definitely looking up, though there was no news from the outside world to prove it.

The multi-billion-pound business had already taken a severe thrashing last year, as the outside world began to shrink away from growing violence.

He is our link to the outside world .

Rarely did they have contact with the outside world .

Their function is simply that of dealing with the business aspects of terrace life and of negotiating with the outside world .

real

Some one whose name comes out of the real world .

If the Prime Minister thinks that all that adds up to recovery, he is not living in the real world .

Experimentalists suggest that randomized assignment is much more possible in the real world than many people suspect.

In the real world , the science is inexact.

I now think that only those who hate the real world do what I did.

These take place in the real world and those involved do not know that an experiment is being conducted.

Most lose interest once they enter the real world and find work in other areas. 6.

western

It was established by the Bretton Woods conference of 1944 to restore economic and financial order to the Western world .

Industrialisation brought with it major social upheavals across the western world .

Physical complaints due to food intolerances, within a few decades, will largely be eliminated in the Western world .

The Western world is making a mockery of us.

A lot is at stake - maybe even the security of the whole western world .

For decades black coffee became increasingly popular in the Western world , and partially eclipsed the traditional cup of tea in Britain.

The man in the White House is effectively the leader of the Western world .

whole

Perhaps the whole world that he thought he was experiencing was, mysteriously, an idea in some greater head.

I thought it was the most beautiful spot in the whole world .

In the 50s a tennis player lit up with warmth the whole world .

The Cowboys love it when the whole world hates them.

And then the whole world ahead exploded.

For making boilers was a whole new world for Coe.

Watch out for them when you buy it and it opens up a whole world of experimenting.

She was almost a whole world to him, a country that had offered asylum.

wide

Only from a self-confident Britain can we look outside to play our rightful role in the wider world .

Ptolemy himself had only an armchair appreciation of the wider world .

Hardly anybody in the big wide world has heard of us, let alone been influenced by our lives.

And his very best friend in the whole wide world is a rabbit.

He knows little about economics or the wider world .

All of these abilities equip children to move out from their families and into the wider world .

It stands for a fastidious aesthetic sense of something having turned out wrong in the wide world .

In the 1930s top personalities from the wider sporting world took their bruises and broken bones to Highbury.

■ NOUN

art

It has become a minor occasion in the art world .

Although Margarett was showing in New York, she had become a presence in the Boston art world .

In the lexicon of the avant-garde art world , Meurent could not have figured as an artist.

He has not held the post very long but he has worked hard and the arts world has appreciated that.

Since those early years of notice, Colescott has won most of the awards and grants the art world has to give.

In satirising the art world Minton was in effect expressing anger at his own role within it.

Thurston has made a career in the art world out of sleek, minimal, monochrome paintings.

business

Love quickly became an important figure in the business world .

Since joining the business world I have seen similar techniques evoke similarly successful results.

What she doesn t see is that her small-\#business world is dependent on a bigger economic system.

One of your greatest challenges is to make sure you are still at the heart of the business world .

Franchising is the fastest growing sector in the small business world .

If this were the business world , I doubt people would think this is rapid.

In the business world , it is felt that this is the degree of flexibility that is required.

The anytime / anyplace business world leaves those whose position in the old hierarchy gave them status and power upset and uneasy.

champion

A win against the reigning world champions is always good for morale, but on this occasion it would be especially welcome.

And the fighter revealed he's shelling out £20,000 for sparring partners Mike Weaver and Tony Tubbs, both former world champions .

In 1988 you bet you would still be world champion in 2000.

Yet at least he had since enjoyed the status of becoming a world champion , courtesy of this coxless fours win.

Or was he a world champion sprinter, as well as a pocket Hercules?

They raced away from the drama in which world champion , Senna, crashed into Schumacher's Benetton and crashed out of the running.

championship

And hopes are high that the Mersey could soon be the scene of a world championship powerboat event.

This is the fourth annual world championships , following events in Berlin, London and Toronto.

McCrae is now only seven points behind world championship leader Tommi Makkinen.

It has been conducting intense, entertaining world championships nearly as long.

Rorie Henderson starts second and Guy Pooley, his double-sculling partner in last year's world championships is eighth off.

Jahangir now meets Chris Dittmar, who beat him twice in last month's world championships .

economy

But this time the two biggest engines of the world economy are at risk of going into reverse.

The world economy could not swallow this upheaval so easily.

The impact on the long-term development of the world economy seems likely to be depressing.

They see these larger regional groupings as economic insurance policies guaranteeing their participation in the world economy .

That is a reflection of the fact that the world economy is slowing down.

We can not lead the world economy and provide for our citizens with only a business-government partnership.

Time after time, ministers have tried to shift the blame for rising unemployment to the down-turn in the world economy .

Consider the general model of a world economy developed in section 7. 5.

leader

Nor did Mr Clinton need to look very far for a world leader to support him.

No world leader would try to launch a surprise attack because the response would be terminal for his own nation.

Enter J. S. Fraser, considered to be the world leader in the field.

The Chirac-Kohl coolness forms part of a growing pattern of strained personal relations among world leaders .

Mr Cameron's company, Cameron Balloons, is a world leader in its field.

The pursuit of a cease-fire dominated a summit of world leaders in Moscow, meeting to discuss nuclear safety and arms proliferation.

The media tell it whenever they present international relations as a dramatic encounter between world leaders who personify their countries.

We really were world leaders in all respects.

market

The company estimates this at approximately 14 percent of the world market .

While world market prices for sugar rose today, domestic prices fell.

One is the network of the world market and the other is the multinational corporations that operate plants worldwide.

The big six record companies are multinational, and thus can segment the world market into national ones.

For a few years it has a monopoly in world markets and a good order book.

But far more significant is the up-turn in the world market .

Nor does the industry have to worry about imports or the world market .

Estimates suggest that the annual world market for services exceeds £750 billion.

record

The world record try-scorer rounded on his attacker and exchanged heated words.

Dolan almost broke his own world record .

Not book of world records or world book of records or any of the other things you sometimes hear it called.

trade

This was largely a reflection of Britain's uncompetitiveness in world trade .

Instead of world trade , they fought over whether employers should be allowed to set up their own unions.

Indeed, it is arguable that the different speeds of financial liberalisation are a prime cause of world trade and savings imbalances.

We need world trade agreements which set minimum standards for corporate behaviour, rather than maximum standards for regulation.

The popularity of Hollywood films made them the most obvious indicator of the general shift in world trade .

Subsequent economic development in these newly independent nations was assisted by the overall growth of world trade and investment.

Embattled Mr Major did manage to avert an immediate world trade war.

view

Now she was gaining a whole new world view .

The Republican world view may not have changed in 20 years, but the world certainly has.

It is part of a disturbingly unilateralist world view that extends beyond defence.

There can be no doubting their experience, their confidence, and the classic simplicity of their world view .

This world view in which past and present are simultaneous, constitutes a new understanding of society.

I think that might concentrate his mind wonderfully as to the validity of different world views !

In their efforts to curb immorality purists carefully distanced themselves from a world view totally determined by heredity.

Their world views are so different that we can not treat them as participants in the same world.

war

Mr Major and his chancellor, Norman Lamont, still have the lowest poll ratings since the second world war .

This is how I survive as some one who has come through a revolution and a world war and so on.

The whispering against Bradman increased during the second world war .

The libretto and music, completed in 1928, came from the rambunctious intellectual environment of Paris between the two world wars .

The invention of the tank and the aircraft broke through the defensive stalemate that had characterised the first world war .

Only in 1914 and 1940, during world wars , was the competition canceled.

The storms like the world wars of this century, brought people together.

What came instead were world wars , a Great Depression, a Holocaust, and threats of nuclear destruction.

■ VERB

change

In this, Vargas Llosa defends his most deep and abiding conviction: that literature can change the world .

She had not been much changed by presenting the world with four human beings.

All this points to a sea change in the world of computers and cyberspace.

Man has greatly changed himself as a person in the same period of time by changing the world in which he lives.

They thought they were going to change the world .

For by doing so we can change ourselves and thus change the world around us.

That was what had changed in the world .

live

We live in this world together and how we live together affects the way we live alone.

But where Jane lives now is worlds away from her childhood.

Living in modernity facilitates this belief because we live in a world of rapidly changing fashions and technologies.

And this logic will quickiy mold the culture of humans living in a networked world .

But we don't live in a perfect world .

Many of my classmates came from and lived in a world very different from my own.

We need to be alert to all aspects of our environment if we are to live sanely in the world .

Our grandchildren should not have to live in a world stripped of its natural beauty.

travel

People have always travelled to see the world and to find out how other people live.

As I travel about the world , I keep promising to learn at least one foreign language.

He lived in beautiful houses, travelled the world in the greatest of comfort, and wanted for nothing.

It was while travelling around the world that the seeds of her future calling were first sown.

Oh, not in the top flight, but he travels around the world - anywhere golf is played.

She still travels the world , tirelessly delivering papers at scientific gatherings and converting anyone she comes across on the way.

Mostly, she was off; travelling the world with Mr Gibbon, her constant companion for twenty-nine of those thirty years.

My plans are to travel the entire world with my record.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(it's a) small world

"I graduated from St. John's." "Really? So did my brother. Small world."

God is in his heaven, all's right with the world

I wouldn't miss it for the world

Miss Italy/Ohio/World etc

And it brought back the memories of bouquets and the first Miss World competition she won way back in 1911.

For Marjorie Wallace, the dream came true, a thousand times over, when she won the Miss World crown.

He got on stage at his party with a black Strat and a motley rock crew called Miss World.

Long ago when Dennis Potter was a television critic too, he was reviewing Miss World.

Scandal led to Majorie being stripped of her Miss World title after 104 eventful days.

Though cool Britain might have declared Miss World pass, the world did not agree.

What will happen to the smiling pose of Miss World when she comes down with a cold?

a window on/to the world

Million views Television is a window on the world with a difference.

Television is a window to the world.

The news is also terrific for giving the boys a window on the world.

be dead to the world

I'm sorry I didn't hear the phone -- I must have been dead to the world this morning.

Anyway Amanda was dead to the world.

be worlds/poles apart

But his method of filming and Huston's were worlds apart .

Our views may be poles apart but they're not saboteurs.

Physically they were almost identical, but psychologically they were worlds apart .

The results are poles apart in terms of character ... each room has a distinctive style of its own.

The two feelings were poles apart .

Their childhoods, like almost everything else about them, were poles apart .

Watching somebody and actually killing them are worlds apart .

You all say that but the truth is, the theory and the practice are worlds apart .

be/live in a dream world

If you think he'll change, you're living in a dream world.

brave new world

In the brave new world of the self-employed, homes should not be confused with offices.

It was a brave new world-but one which, a week later, came crashing down.

Opinion polls and focus groups are Stone Age implements in the brave new world of interactivity just down the communications superhighway.

The ascetic modernists' rejection of history in order to create a visionary brave New World was clearly incompatible with the historic pub.

This brave new world of social engineering produces the opposite of community contact.

This is the brave new world of remote work.

This isn't so much a brave new world, more a retrained version of the old one.

This may sound like the conventional wisdom on the brave new world of short-term, contingent jobs.

in the whole (wide) world

You're my best friend in the whole wide world!

A toast to Bernie-the worst stockbroker in the whole world!

All current affairs in the whole world of lamentable war and strife needed to be weighed in this balance.

And his very best friend in the whole wide world is a rabbit.

I am not responsible for all the smuggling in the whole world.

I thought it was the most beautiful spot in the whole world.

There may be more bacteria in and on you as you read this than there are human beings in the whole world.

There must be one woman in the whole world to whom he could tell the truth.

You are my favourite person in the whole world.

it takes all sorts (to make a world)

it's not the end of the world

If you don't get the job, it's not the end of the world.

All I've done is offend one or two of the wrong people, it's not the end of the world.

It's very upsetting, but it's not the end of the world.

You won't always get it right, but it's not the end of the world if you don't.

move in ... circles/society/world

ACCORDING to acquaintances who move in the twilight world of Private Eye, the satirical magazine is hoping for a Conservative victory.

As if they would move in the same circles.

He moved in exalted circles - and was ambitious for greater things.

I thought I could move in the world of all possible lights, and breathe, breathe, breathe.

In the 1980s there has been a general move in museum education circles towards active learning experiences on site.

It was a pleasing thought, that I might soon be moving in more exalted circles.

Tanya insists on moving in many circles and, above all, on thinking for herself.

We move in the same circles.

not long for this world

The old corner drugstore is not long for this world.

on top of the world

After winning the batting title, Bagwell appeared to be on top of the world.

In the spring of 1995, Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell appeared to be on top of the world.

Noa was on top of the world.

Standing there, on top of the world, my tiredness vanished.

We are just sitting on top of the world.

We were, for a time, on top of the world.

rock sb's world

sb's world/life falls apart

When your world falls apart, do you get mad, get out or get even?

the (big) wide world

Filipe is not alone in the wider world, where 13m children are displaced within their own countries.

Hardly anybody in the big wide world has heard of us, let alone been influenced by our lives.

He knows little about economics or the wider world.

In other words we want to help local enthusiasts to keep in touch with what is happening in the wider world of railways.

Many children of leading ministers took advantage of the wider world their fathers' success had opened for them.

We could certainly be a stronger presence in the wider world.

Wealth and power go hand in hand, at home too, as well as in the big wide world.

the First World

the First World War

the New World

Chili peppers are native to the New World.

the Old World

the best of both worlds

Job-sharing gives me the best of both worlds - I can be with my children and keep my professional status.

All in all, a great place to enjoy the best of both worlds.

An arrangement like this can often be the best of both worlds.

And taking into account the prices of both the ME-6 and ME-10 they really are the best of both worlds.

But if the eye can remain open without being seen, then the prey has the best of both worlds.

Supporters say this type of extended day is the best of both worlds.

This is the best of both worlds.

Used in conjunction with a moisturising conditioner, it will give your lank locks the best of both worlds.

You get the best of both worlds in a job like this: use your strong back and your agile mind.

the four corners of the Earth/world

For centuries, the Spanish traveled to the four corners of the Earth in search of new lands.

Even to the four corners of the world. 38.

He put the Celts at one of the four corners of the world.

People from the four corners of the world have come to Ontario to make it their home.

Scholars gathered wisdom and knowledge from the four corners of the world.

the outside world

At the time, the country prevented citizens from having any relations with the outside world.

Many of the prisoners have no contact at all with the outside world.

Since the attack the city has been cut off from the outside world.

Telephone and cable lines link your home office to the outside world.

Hong Kong constitutes a critical economic gateway between the mainland and the outside world.

In essential schizophrenia the characteristic pattern is of withdrawal from the impacts of experience in the outside world.

It gives us everything from our connection to the outside world to our artistic and intellectual systems.

It was from this room that he wrote his first and only communications with the outside world.

Prisoners' confinement and lack of contact with the outside world compound their problems.

She is not afraid of the outside world, but recognizes its beauty, and therein lies a danger.

Such pets will be fully animated robots, in constant communication with the outside world in order to serve you.

What if the outside world was unaware of what was happening at Heymouth?

the population/public/society/world etc at large

Equally important is how a baby communicates back to caregivers and the world at large .

How then did this concept originate, and why has it received such currency among specialists and the public at large ?

However, in spite of that, the availability both here and in Britain should be known to the public at large .

I came and looked around and felt this campus is no different than the society at large .

In some societies the boy-preferring habit seems to have spread from elites to the society at large .

The rise of the Internet has taken that idea from offices to the world at large .

They chattered on among themselves, oblivious to the world at large , lovingly cared for in this cozy place.

the real world

Experimentalists suggest that randomized assignment is much more possible in the real world than many people suspect.

Going outside would be a shock: I needed some time to decompress before facing the real world.

I sit at the bar and watch the real world go by.

If the Prime Minister thinks that all that adds up to recovery, he is not living in the real world.

In the real world things are more complex.

In the real world, political work goes on whether or not the public takes an interest.

My work is based on things remembered or imagined rather than the real world around me.

This is information that can be used in the real world.

the way of the world

Hugh's lovable plans for the way of the world.

Marty always taking Ernest under wing, telling him the ways of the world, showing him how things worked.

Such is the way of the world: one step at a time, one word and then the next.

Talk about a crash course in the ways of the world.

That's the way of the world.

The new crowd of lawyers is a bit more savvy to the ways of the world.

They said this is the way of the world.

Yet you have always chosen the way of the world.

the world is your oyster

After that, the world is your oyster , as they say.

The world is her oyster but she dreams of being a librarian.

think that the world owes you a living

think the world of sb

Sonya thinks the world of you.

And I think the world of the mayor.

Daddy thinks the world of Widick.

He thinks the world of Cam.

I used to think the world of her when she came to stay.

Q My children think the world of their gerbil.

She thinks the world of you, Herb.

She thought the world of him.

Vic thought the world of her.

travel the world/country

Although he is the son of a Cork cattle dealer, he spent his first few years after school travelling the world.

By the time she returned from travelling the world, she was in her mid-twenties.

For the next ten years he travelled the world, visiting and working in mines and quarries in every continent.

He travels the country conducting workshops and has published eight pieces of Classical music for students.

I used to travel the world for a medium-sized Midwestern bank with five billion dollars in assets.

She still travels the world, tirelessly delivering papers at scientific gatherings and converting anyone she comes across on the way.

We travel the world with our gym bags and prayer rugs, unrolling them in the transit lounges.

twilight world

the twilight world of New York punk clubs

ACCORDING to acquaintances who move in the twilight world of Private Eye, the satirical magazine is hoping for a Conservative victory.

I came to realize that the twilight world actually existed unseen, but in parallel, with everyone else's world.

Terri, in the twilight world of the zombie, was writing the three words over and over again.

The inescapable presence of doubt is a constant reminder of our responsibility to truth in a twilight world of truth and half-truth.

Theirs was a twilight world of hushed voices, concealed books and illegal exhibitions.

watch the world go by

In this little village you can still sit in the town café and watch the world go by.

Anonymous, watching the world go by for a moment.

Did Victorine have a favorite cafe from which she watched the world go by?

It's very pleasant to linger in a pavement cafe here and just watch the world go by.

Or simply relax and watch the world go by.

Plenty have terraces from which to watch the world go by accompanied by a hot waffle or a glass of beer.

The George Street precinct is a great place to pause, enjoy the frequent street entertainment and watch the world go by.

This is not a place to stand and stare, or to sit and watch the world go by.

When we were lads Walton's doorway was where we always used to stand and watch the world go by.

with the best will in the world

And, David, with the best will in the world, you can't teach him.

Even with the best will in the world, we could not do it.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Alvin's world was full of dance and music.

Heron's book was widely copied in the ancient world .

Jaffrii is now one of the richest and most successful men in the business world .

Our public schools are among the worst in the developed world .

strange creatures from another world

the world of the Anglo-Saxons

the fashion world

the fast-paced world of technology

the fast-paced business world

the Western world

We thought we could change the world then.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

I have been blotted out from the world .

She lost any sense of time, knowing only the world of sensation and pleasure and sad longing.

Why here, why Stalinvast, and not some other world ?

II. adjective

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

God is in his heaven, all's right with the world

I wouldn't miss it for the world

Miss Italy/Ohio/World etc

And it brought back the memories of bouquets and the first Miss World competition she won way back in 1911.

For Marjorie Wallace, the dream came true, a thousand times over, when she won the Miss World crown.

He got on stage at his party with a black Strat and a motley rock crew called Miss World.

Long ago when Dennis Potter was a television critic too, he was reviewing Miss World.

Scandal led to Majorie being stripped of her Miss World title after 104 eventful days.

Though cool Britain might have declared Miss World pass, the world did not agree.

What will happen to the smiling pose of Miss World when she comes down with a cold?

a window on/to the world

Million views Television is a window on the world with a difference.

Television is a window to the world.

The news is also terrific for giving the boys a window on the world.

be worlds/poles apart

But his method of filming and Huston's were worlds apart .

Our views may be poles apart but they're not saboteurs.

Physically they were almost identical, but psychologically they were worlds apart .

The results are poles apart in terms of character ... each room has a distinctive style of its own.

The two feelings were poles apart .

Their childhoods, like almost everything else about them, were poles apart .

Watching somebody and actually killing them are worlds apart .

You all say that but the truth is, the theory and the practice are worlds apart .

be/live in a dream world

If you think he'll change, you're living in a dream world.

it takes all sorts (to make a world)

it's not the end of the world

If you don't get the job, it's not the end of the world.

All I've done is offend one or two of the wrong people, it's not the end of the world.

It's very upsetting, but it's not the end of the world.

You won't always get it right, but it's not the end of the world if you don't.

move in ... circles/society/world

ACCORDING to acquaintances who move in the twilight world of Private Eye, the satirical magazine is hoping for a Conservative victory.

As if they would move in the same circles.

He moved in exalted circles - and was ambitious for greater things.

I thought I could move in the world of all possible lights, and breathe, breathe, breathe.

In the 1980s there has been a general move in museum education circles towards active learning experiences on site.

It was a pleasing thought, that I might soon be moving in more exalted circles.

Tanya insists on moving in many circles and, above all, on thinking for herself.

We move in the same circles.

on top of the world

After winning the batting title, Bagwell appeared to be on top of the world.

In the spring of 1995, Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell appeared to be on top of the world.

Noa was on top of the world.

Standing there, on top of the world, my tiredness vanished.

We are just sitting on top of the world.

We were, for a time, on top of the world.

rock sb's world

sb's world/life falls apart

When your world falls apart, do you get mad, get out or get even?

the First World

the First World War

the New World

Chili peppers are native to the New World.

the Old World

the best of both worlds

Job-sharing gives me the best of both worlds - I can be with my children and keep my professional status.

All in all, a great place to enjoy the best of both worlds.

An arrangement like this can often be the best of both worlds.

And taking into account the prices of both the ME-6 and ME-10 they really are the best of both worlds.

But if the eye can remain open without being seen, then the prey has the best of both worlds.

Supporters say this type of extended day is the best of both worlds.

This is the best of both worlds.

Used in conjunction with a moisturising conditioner, it will give your lank locks the best of both worlds.

You get the best of both worlds in a job like this: use your strong back and your agile mind.

the four corners of the Earth/world

For centuries, the Spanish traveled to the four corners of the Earth in search of new lands.

Even to the four corners of the world. 38.

He put the Celts at one of the four corners of the world.

People from the four corners of the world have come to Ontario to make it their home.

Scholars gathered wisdom and knowledge from the four corners of the world.

the way of the world

Hugh's lovable plans for the way of the world.

Marty always taking Ernest under wing, telling him the ways of the world, showing him how things worked.

Such is the way of the world: one step at a time, one word and then the next.

Talk about a crash course in the ways of the world.

That's the way of the world.

The new crowd of lawyers is a bit more savvy to the ways of the world.

They said this is the way of the world.

Yet you have always chosen the way of the world.

the world is your oyster

After that, the world is your oyster , as they say.

The world is her oyster but she dreams of being a librarian.

think that the world owes you a living

think the world of sb

Sonya thinks the world of you.

And I think the world of the mayor.

Daddy thinks the world of Widick.

He thinks the world of Cam.

I used to think the world of her when she came to stay.

Q My children think the world of their gerbil.

She thinks the world of you, Herb.

She thought the world of him.

Vic thought the world of her.

travel the world/country

Although he is the son of a Cork cattle dealer, he spent his first few years after school travelling the world.

By the time she returned from travelling the world, she was in her mid-twenties.

For the next ten years he travelled the world, visiting and working in mines and quarries in every continent.

He travels the country conducting workshops and has published eight pieces of Classical music for students.

I used to travel the world for a medium-sized Midwestern bank with five billion dollars in assets.

She still travels the world, tirelessly delivering papers at scientific gatherings and converting anyone she comes across on the way.

We travel the world with our gym bags and prayer rugs, unrolling them in the transit lounges.

twilight world

the twilight world of New York punk clubs

ACCORDING to acquaintances who move in the twilight world of Private Eye, the satirical magazine is hoping for a Conservative victory.

I came to realize that the twilight world actually existed unseen, but in parallel, with everyone else's world.

Terri, in the twilight world of the zombie, was writing the three words over and over again.

The inescapable presence of doubt is a constant reminder of our responsibility to truth in a twilight world of truth and half-truth.

Theirs was a twilight world of hushed voices, concealed books and illegal exhibitions.

watch the world go by

In this little village you can still sit in the town café and watch the world go by.

Anonymous, watching the world go by for a moment.

Did Victorine have a favorite cafe from which she watched the world go by?

It's very pleasant to linger in a pavement cafe here and just watch the world go by.

Or simply relax and watch the world go by.

Plenty have terraces from which to watch the world go by accompanied by a hot waffle or a glass of beer.

The George Street precinct is a great place to pause, enjoy the frequent street entertainment and watch the world go by.

This is not a place to stand and stare, or to sit and watch the world go by.

When we were lads Walton's doorway was where we always used to stand and watch the world go by.

with the best will in the world

And, David, with the best will in the world, you can't teach him.

Even with the best will in the world, we could not do it.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

At that time Britain was a major world power.

Islam is one of the great world religions.

Jones is a world expert in genetics.

The Denver Broncos have won the world championship.

The ice skating show features twelve Olympic and world champions.

The present conflict is a threat to world peace.

The top 50 multi-national companies control about 80% of world trade.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.