Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section I. Matter in General
4. Motion with Reference to Direction

318. World.

   NOUN:WORLD, creation, nature, universe; earth, globe, wide world; cosmos or kosmos; Midgard; terraqueous globe, sphere; macrocosm, megacosm; music of the spheres.
  HEAVENS, sky, welkin [archaic], empyrean; starry -cope, – heaven, – host; firmament, caelum [L.], hyaline, supersensible regions; varuna [Skr.]; vault -, canopy- of heaven; celestial spaces.
  HEAVENLY BODIES, luminaries, stars, asteroids; nebulæ; galaxy, Milky Way, galactic circle, via lactea [L.].
  sun, orb of day, day-star [poetic], Helios, Apollo, Phœbus (sun god) [See Luminary]; photosphere, chromosphere; solar system; planet, planetoid; Venus, Aphrodite Urania, Hyades; comet; satellite; moon, orb of night, Diana, Luna, Phœbe, Cynthia, Selene, “glimpses of the moon” [Hamlet], silver-footed queen; aërolite, meteor; falling -, shooting- star; meteorite, uranolite.
  constellation, zodiac, signs of the zodiac; Charles’s Wain, The Dipper; Great Bear, Ursa Major; Little Bear, Ursa Minor; Southern Cross, Orion’s Belt, Cassiopeia’s Chair, Pleiades.
  colures, equator, ecliptic, orbit.
  [SCIENCE OF HEAVENLY BODIES] astronomy; uranography, uranology; uranometry, cosmology, cosmography, cosmogony; eidouranion, orrery; geodesy (measurement) [See Measurement]; star-gazing; observatory; planetarium.
  COSMOLOGIST, cosmographer, cosmogonist, geodesist, geographer; astronomer, star-gazer.
   ADJECTIVE:COSMIC or cosmical, mundane; terrestrial, terrestrious [obs.], terraqueous, terrene, terreous, [obs.]; fluvioterrestrial, geodesic or geodesical, geodetic or geodetical, cosmogonal, cosmogonic, cosmographic or cosmographical; telluric, earthly, under the sun; sublunary, subastral.
  SOLAR, heliacal; lunar; empyreal, celestial, heavenly, sphery; starry, stellar, stellary, bespangled, sidereal; sideral, astral; nebular; uranic.
   ADVERB:in all creation, on the face of the globe, here below, under the sun.
  1. Die Weltgeschichte ist das Weltgesicht.
  2. Earth is but the frozen echo of the silent voice of God.—Hageman
  3. Green calm below, blue quietness above.—Whittier
  4. Hanging in a golden chain this pendent World.—Paradise Lost
  5. Nothing in nature is unbeautiful.—Tennyson
  6. Silently as a dream the fabric rose.—Cowper
  7. Some touch of nature’s genial glow.—Scott
  8. This majestical roof fretted with golden fire.—Hamlet
  9. Through knowledge we behold the World’s creation.—Spenser