Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 318 (World)

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#318. World. -- N. world, creation, nature, universe; earth, globe, wide world; cosmos; kosmos[obs]; terraqueous globe[obs], sphere; macrocosm, megacosm[obs]; music of the spheres.

heavens, sky, welkin|, empyrean; starry cope, starry heaven, starry host; firmament; Midgard; supersensible regions[obs]; varuna; vault of heaven, canopy of heaven; celestial spaces.

heavenly bodies, stars, asteroids; nebulae; galaxy, milky way, galactic circle, via lactea[Lat], ame no kawa [Jap.].

sun, orb of day, Apollo[obs], Phoebus; photosphere, chromosphere; solar system; planet, planetoid; comet; satellite, moon, orb of night, Diana, silver-footed queen; aerolite[obs], meteor; planetary ring; falling star, shooting star; meteorite, uranolite[obs].

constellation, zodiac, signs of the zodiac, Charles's wain, Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Great Bear, Southern Cross, Orion's belt, Cassiopea's chair, Pleiades.

colures[obs], equator, ecliptic, orbit.

[Science of heavenly bodies] astronomy; uranography, uranology[obs]; cosmology, cosmography[obs], cosmogony; eidouranion[obs], orrery; geodesy &c. (measurement) 466; star gazing, star gazer[obs]; astronomer; observatory; planetarium.

Adj. cosmic, cosmical[obs]; mundane, terrestrial, terrestrious|, terraqueous[obs], terrene, terreous|, telluric, earthly, geotic[obs], under the sun; sublunary[obs], subastral[obs].

solar, heliacal[obs]; lunar; celestial, heavenly, sphery[obs]; starry, stellar; sidereal, sideral[obs]; astral; nebular; uranic.

Adv. in all creation, on the face of the globe, here below, under the sun.

Phr. die Weltgeschichte ist das Weltergesicht[Ger]; "earth is but the frozen echo of the silent voice of God" [Hageman]; "green calm below, blue quietness above" [Whittier]; "hanging in a golden chain this pendant World" [Paradise Lost]; "nothing in nature is unbeautiful" [Tennyson]; "silently as a dream the fabric rose" [Cowper]; "some touch of nature's genial glow" [Scott]; "this majestical roof fretted with golden fire" [Hamlet]; "through knowledge we behold the World's creation" [Spenser].