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World : (1) the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it ;
(2) the inhabitants of the earth
(3) the concerns of the earth and its affairs as distinguished from heaven and the life to come b : secular affairs
(4) a division or generation of the inhabitants of the earth distinguished by living together at the same place or at the same time b : a distinctive class of persons or their sphere of interest or activity
(5) human society
(6) a part or section of the earth that is a separate independent unit
(7) the sphere or scene of one’s life and action
(8) the whole body of living persons
(9) kingdom
(10) a celestial body (as a planet) — Webster

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Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


World is a common name for the whole of human civilization, specifically human experience, history, or the human condition in general, worldwide, i.e. anywhere on Earth.

In a philosophical context it may refer to: (1) the whole of the physical Universe, or (2) an ontological world (see world disclosure). In a theological context, world usually refers to the material or the profane sphere, as opposed to the celestial, spiritual, transcendent or sacred. The “end of the world” refers to scenarios of the final end of human history, often in religious contexts.

World history is commonly understood as spanning the major geopolitical developments of about five millennia, from the first civilizations to the present.

World population is the sum of all human populations at any time; similarly, world economy is the sum of the economies of all societies (all countries), especially in the context of globalization. Terms like world championship, gross world product, world flags etc. also imply the sum or combination of all current-day sovereign states.

In terms such as world religion, world language, and world war, world suggests international or intercontinental scope without necessarily implying participation of the entire world.

In terms such as world map and world climate, world is used in the sense detached from human culture or civilization, referring to the planet Earth physically. — Wikipedia


World Outline (Wikipedia)


Country Reports
World (Infoplease)
World Directory (DMOZ Tools)
Regional Directories (DMOZ Tools)
Area Studies (DMOZ Tools)







World Travel Lounge

This is one of a series of Toy Worlds featured on this site.

Wander through 3D galleries with links to resources on this site and the Web.

Click the 360° image below to explore this Toy World, click the menu in the upper right for controls and click “i” buttons on/off for links to experiences. Use “portals” to visit other Toy Worlds.

You can also explore this on RoundMe.
If you have trouble seeing this on RoundMe, then try using an updated or different browser.

There is also a similar version in SecondLife.   Click the image below to explore it.

World Travel Lounge SL

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Lonely Planet Travel Guides (YouTube)
Frommer’s Travel Guides (YouTube)
Fodor’s Travel Guide (YouTube)
Travel Channel (YouTube)
BBC Travel Destinations
CNN Travel Destinations



UNESCO World Heritage Centre
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Historic Sites Search (Wolfram Alpha)


Conversations with History (University of California, Berkeley) (YouTube)
History Directory (WWW Virtual Library)


Museums of the World
Top 10 Museums and Galleries (National Geographic)
Top 20 museums around the world (CNN Travel)


WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




Education Index (United Nations) (Wikipedia)


Foundations of World Culture (MIT OpenCourseWare)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



Travel Itineraries: Travel the World 4 Less


National Geographic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic
World News, CNN, NPR, BBC, Reuters, UPI
International Magazines (, International Living Magazines (




United Nations (Official Site)
United Nations (Wikipedia)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO, Official Site)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO, Wikipedia)


The World: CIA World Fact Book





International (Satire Wire)


Guinness Book of World Records



OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form


More News …

World News - World News -

  • 'Dozens' dead from Russian strike on civilian...
    on September 30, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    Ukrainian officials said on Friday that "dozens" of civilians were killed by a Russian strike while in a convoy of cars heading to pick up relatives in the city of Zaporizhzhia.

  • U.S., Japan and S. Korea hold anti-sub drills...
    on September 30, 2022 at 10:48 am

    The United States, Japan and South Korea conducted a trilateral anti-submarine training exercise on Friday near the Korean Peninsula for the first time in five years amid a flurry of North Korean missile launches.

  • VP Kamala Harris visits DMZ as more North Korean...
    on September 29, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visited the Demilitarized Zone on Thursday and slammed North Korea's "brutal dictatorship" and "destabilizing" weapons program just hours ahead of a missile launch by Pyongyang.

  • U.S. diplomat elected to lead U.N. IT agency over...
    on September 29, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    American Doreen Bogdan-Martin beat out a Russian official on Thursday, to become the next secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union.

  • VP Kamala Harris arrives in South Korea after...
    on September 29, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in South Korea on Thursday morning amid rising tensions just hours after North Korea launched a pair of ballistic missiles.


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