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world

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[wɜrld] [wɜrld]

n.世界;地球;领域;尘世

常用短语

  1. world war

    世界大战

  2. new world

    新世界(指西半球或南、北美洲及其附近岛屿)

  3. world cup

    n. 世界杯

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场景例句

  1. This is a sinful world.

    这是一个罪恶的世界。

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  2. She has three world titles.

    她已获得三项世界冠军。

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  3. What in the world is he doing?

    他到底在干什么呢?

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近义词

同义词辨析

  • 以下词都有“地球”的意思,区别是:
  • earth 指表面有陆地和水,人类所居住行星的名字。有时与"天"相对,泛指"地"。

    world 通常相当于earth与globe,现多用指地球,地球上的世界,社会和人。

    globe 指我们生活的地球,但强调其实体和圆形。

    词根: -world- 世界
  1. world [wɜrld] n. 世界;地球;领域;尘世

    world: -world-世界

单词家谱

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world 世界

缩写自古英语worold,一段时间,人类,人类的存在,wor-,人,男人,词源同virile,werewolf,old,老人,时代,字面意思即男人的时代,人的存在,后引申词义人的一生,今生,人世,人类的活动与事务,世界。词义演变比较university,cosmos.

world 世界

缩 写 自 古 英 语 worold,一 段 时 间,人 类,人 类 的 存 在,来 自 wor-,人,男 人,词 源 同 virile,werewolf,old,老人,时代。字面意思即男人的时代,人的存在,后引申词义人的一生,今生,人世,人类的活动与事务,世界。

world (n.)

Old English woruld, worold "human existence, the affairs of life," also "a long period of time," also "the human race, mankind, humanity," a word peculiar to Germanic languages (cognates: Old Saxon werold, Old Frisian warld, Dutch wereld, Old Norse verold, Old High German weralt, German Welt), with a literal sense of "age of man," from Proto-Germanic *weraldi-, a compound of *wer "man" (Old English wer, still in werewolf; see virile) + *ald "age" (from PIE root *al- (2) "to grow, nourish").

Originally "life on earth, this world (as opposed to the afterlife)," sense extended to "the known world," then to "the physical world in the broadest sense, the universe" (c. 1200). In Old English gospels, the commonest word for "the physical world," was Middangeard (Old Norse Midgard), literally "the middle enclosure" (see yard (n.1)), which is rooted in Germanic cosmology. Greek kosmos in its ecclesiastical sense of "world of people" sometimes was rendered in Gothic as manaseþs, literally "seed of man." The usual Old Norse word was heimr, literally "abode" (see home). Words for "world" in some other Indo-European languages derive from the root for "bottom, foundation" (such as Irish domun, Old Church Slavonic duno, related to English deep); the Lithuanian word is pasaulis, from pa- "under" + saulė "sun."

Original sense in world without end, translating Latin saecula saeculorum, and in worldly. Latin saeculum can mean both "age" and "world," as can Greek aiōn. Meaning "a great quantity or number" is from 1580s. Out of this world "surpassing, marvelous" is from 1928; earlier it meant "dead." World Cup is by 1951; U.S. baseball World Series is by 1893 (originally often World's Series). World power in the geopolitical sense first recorded 1900. World-class is attested from 1950, originally of Olympic athletes.

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