world

world
[wə:ld]
noun
1) (the planet Earth: every country of the world.) svet
2) (the people who live on the planet Earth: The whole world is waiting for a cure for cancer.) svet
3) (any planet etc: people from other worlds.) svet
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.) svet
5) (an area of life or activity: the insect world; the world of the international businessman.) svet
6) (a great deal: The holiday did him a/the world of good.) obilo
7) (the lives and ways of ordinary people: He's been a monk for so long that he knows nothing of the (outside) world.) svet
- 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
* * *
[wɜ:ld]
noun
svet, Zemlja; vsemirje, vesolje, univerzum; vse, kar je na Zemlji; življenje (na Zemlji), obstanek, eksistenca; ljudje, človeška družba; skupnost ljudi; javno življenje, javnost; miljé, okolje; posvetno življenje; velika množina, masa, množica, veliko število; prostranstvo
all over the world — po vsem svetu
in the world — na svetu
for all the world — za vse na svetu, v vsakem pogledu, popolnoma, natanko
not for all the world — za nobeno ceno
for all the world like — natanko, kot
not for worlds, not for anything in the world — za nič na svetu ne
out of the world — odmaknjen od sveta
out of this world colloquially fantastičen, osupljiv, izreden
worlds away from — zelo oddaljen od
to the world slang popolnoma
tired to the world slang na smrt utrujen
on top of the world — na vrhuncu sreče, v sedmih nebesih
a world of — zelo mnogo, množica (of difficulties — težav)
a world too big — mnogo prevelik
the world of letters — učeni svet
world without end — od veka do veka
to the world's end — do konca sveta
the beginning of the world — začetek sveta
animal (vegetable) world — živalski (rastlinski) svet
citizen of the world — svetovljanski človek, kozmopolit
man of the world — izkušen človek
the lower world — podzemlje; pekel
the New World — Novi svet, Amerika
the wise old world — dobri stari običaji, dobre stare izkušnje
Prince of this world figuratively vrag
all the world and his wife were there — vse, kar leze in gre, je bilo tam
to begin the world — (v)stopiti v (začeti) življenje, začeti kariero; od kraja začeti, biti (stati) na začetku
she is all the world to me — ona mi je (pomeni) vse na svetu
who in the world is that man? — kdo vendar je oni človek?
to be brought into the world — zagledati luč sveta
to carry the world before one — imeti hiter in popoln uspeh; imeti srečo, uspeh v življenju
to come into the world — priti na svet, roditi se
what in the world am I to do? — kaj na svetu (vendar, za vraga) naj naredim?
it did me a world of good — zelo dobro mi je délo (storilo)
to be drunk to the world — pošteno pijan (nadelan) biti
I would not do it for all the world — za vse na svetu ne bi tega naredil (hotel narediti)
to forsake the world — odreči se svetu, opustiti posvetno rabo, posvetno življenje
as the world goes — v našem, sedanjem času
to go out of the world — umreti
I would give the world to learn it — vse na svetu (ne vem kaj) bi dal, da bi to zvedel
how goes the world with you? — kako je kaj z vami?
to have the world before one figuratively imeti življenje pred seboj
to let the world slide figuratively pustiti vse teči (potekati, iti), kot pride
to live out of the world — živeti sam zase, odmaknjen od sveta, samotariti
to make a noise in the world figuratively postati slaven
what will the world say? — kaj bodo rekli ljudje?

English-Slovenian dictionary. 2013.

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