world

world
[wɜːld] 1.
nome
1) (planet) mondo m.

throughout the world — in tutto il mondo

the biggest in the world — il più grande del mondo

no-one in the world — nessuno al mondo

this world and the next — il mondo terreno e l'altro mondo, l'aldiquà e l'aldilà

the next o other world l'altro mondo, l'aldilà; to lead the world in electronics essere il leader mondiale dell'elettronica; to come into the world — venire al mondo, nascere

2) fig. mondo m.

the business world — il mondo degli affari

the world of politics — il mondo della politica

to go up, down in the world — fare strada, cadere in basso

for all the world to see — sotto gli occhi di tutti

he lives in a world of his own o a private world — vive in un mondo a parte o a sé

3) (section of the earth)

the Western world — i paesi occidentali, il mondo occidentale

2.
modificatore [climate, market, politics, scale] mondiale; [events] nel mondo; [record, championship] mondiale, del mondo; [cruise] attorno al mondo
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(all) the world and his wife — scherz. (proprio) tutti

a world away from sth. — lontano un mondo da qcs.

to be on top of the world — essere al settimo cielo

for all the world like — tale e quale, identico

for all the world as if — proprio come se

he's one of the Don Juans of this world — è proprio un dongiovanni

how in the world did you know? — come diavolo facevi a saperlo?

to get the best of both worlds — ottenere il meglio da due situazioni

I'd give the world to... — darei qualsiasi cosa per...

it's a small world! — com'è piccolo il mondo!

a man of the world — un uomo di mondo

not for (all) the world — non per tutto l'oro del mondo

out of this world — favoloso, straordinario

that's the way of the world — così va il mondo

there's a world of difference — c'è un'enorme differenza

it did him the o a world of good gli ha fatto un gran bene; to set the world on fire avere un successo enorme, sfondare; to think the world of sb. ammirare tantissimo qcn.; to watch the world go by guardare il mondo affannarsi; what, where, who etc. in the world? che, dove, chi ecc. diavolo? worlds apart — agli antipodi, agli estremi opposti

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[wə:ld]
noun
1) (the planet Earth: every country of the world.) mondo
2) (the people who live on the planet Earth: The whole world is waiting for a cure for cancer.) mondo
3) (any planet etc: people from other worlds.) mondo
4) (a state of existence: Many people believe that after death the soul enters the next world; Do concentrate! You seem to be living in another world.) mondo
5) (an area of life or activity: the insect world; the world of the international businessman.) mondo
6) (a great deal: The holiday did him a/the world of good.) mondo
7) (the lives and ways of ordinary people: He's been a monk for so long that he knows nothing of the (outside) world.) mondo
- worldliness
- worldwide
- World Wide Web
- the best of both worlds
- for all the world
- out of this world
- what in the world? - what in the world
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[wɜːld] 1.
nome
1) (planet) mondo m.

throughout the world — in tutto il mondo

the biggest in the world — il più grande del mondo

no-one in the world — nessuno al mondo

this world and the next — il mondo terreno e l'altro mondo, l'aldiquà e l'aldilà

the next o other world l'altro mondo, l'aldilà; to lead the world in electronics essere il leader mondiale dell'elettronica; to come into the world — venire al mondo, nascere

2) fig. mondo m.

the business world — il mondo degli affari

the world of politics — il mondo della politica

to go up, down in the world — fare strada, cadere in basso

for all the world to see — sotto gli occhi di tutti

he lives in a world of his own o a private world — vive in un mondo a parte o a sé

3) (section of the earth)

the Western world — i paesi occidentali, il mondo occidentale

2.
modificatore [climate, market, politics, scale] mondiale; [events] nel mondo; [record, championship] mondiale, del mondo; [cruise] attorno al mondo
••

(all) the world and his wife — scherz. (proprio) tutti

a world away from sth. — lontano un mondo da qcs.

to be on top of the world — essere al settimo cielo

for all the world like — tale e quale, identico

for all the world as if — proprio come se

he's one of the Don Juans of this world — è proprio un dongiovanni

how in the world did you know? — come diavolo facevi a saperlo?

to get the best of both worlds — ottenere il meglio da due situazioni

I'd give the world to... — darei qualsiasi cosa per...

it's a small world! — com'è piccolo il mondo!

a man of the world — un uomo di mondo

not for (all) the world — non per tutto l'oro del mondo

out of this world — favoloso, straordinario

that's the way of the world — così va il mondo

there's a world of difference — c'è un'enorme differenza

it did him the o a world of good gli ha fatto un gran bene; to set the world on fire avere un successo enorme, sfondare; to think the world of sb. ammirare tantissimo qcn.; to watch the world go by guardare il mondo affannarsi; what, where, who etc. in the world? che, dove, chi ecc. diavolo? worlds apart — agli antipodi, agli estremi opposti


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