Meaning of WORLD in English
( n. )
In a more restricted sense, that part of the earth and its concerns which is known to any one, or contemplated by any one; a division of the globe, or of its inhabitants; human affairs as seen from a certain position, or from a given point of view; also, state of existence; scene of life and action; as, the Old World; the New World; the religious world; the Catholic world; the upper world; the future world; the heathen world.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012