out of this world

out of this world
O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [out uhv, ov th is wurld]
    • /aʊt ʌv, ɒv ðɪs wɜrld/
    • /ˈaʊt əv ðɪs wɜːld/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [out uhv, ov th is wurld]
    • /aʊt ʌv, ɒv ðɪs wɜrld/

Definitions of out of this world words

  • noun out of this world the earth or globe, considered as a planet. 1
  • noun out of this world (often initial capital letter) a particular division of the earth: the Western world. 1
  • noun out of this world the earth or a part of it, with its inhabitants, affairs, etc., during a particular period: the ancient world. 1
  • noun out of this world humankind; the human race; humanity: The world must eliminate war and poverty. 1
  • noun out of this world the public generally: The whole world knows it. 1
  • noun out of this world the class of persons devoted to the affairs, interests, or pursuits of this life: The world worships success. 1

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Origin of out of this world

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English; Old English world, weorold; cognate with Dutch wereld, German Welt, Old Norse verǫld, all < Germanic *wer-ald- literally, age of man

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Parts of speech for Out of this world


out of this world popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

out of this world usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for out of this world

adj out of this world

  • a-1 — noting a vessel regarded by a shipping-classification society as being equipped to the highest standard and with equipment maintained in first-class condition.
  • a-ok — in perfect working order; excellent
  • a1 — in good health; physically fit
  • admirable — An admirable quality or action is one that deserves to be praised and admired.
  • aok — Alternative spelling of A-okay.

adjective out of this world

  • champion — A champion is someone who has won the first prize in a competition, contest, or fight.
  • elite — A group of people considered to be the best in a particular society or category, esp. because of their power, talent, or wealth.
  • fanciful — characterized by or showing fancy; capricious or whimsical in appearance: a fanciful design of butterflies and flowers.
  • meritable — Deserving of reward.
  • nectarous — of the nature of or resembling nectar.

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