usage: the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife; "they consider the church to be independent of the world"
8. world, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, man, homo, man, human being, human, group, grouping
usage: all of the living human inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"
1. global, planetary, world(prenominal), worldwide, world-wide, international (vs. national)
usage: involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; "global war"; "global monetary policy"; "neither national nor continental but planetary"; "a world crisis"; "of worldwide significance"