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Fair-world Fair"-world` . State of prosperity. [Obs.] They think it was never fair-world with them since. --Milton., Interworld In`ter*world", n. A world between other worlds. --Holland., Pitta Pit"ta (p[i^]t"t[.a]), n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of a large group of bright-colored clamatorial birds belonging to Pitta, and allied genera of the family Pittid[ae]. Most of the species are varied with three or more colors, such as blue, green, crimson, yellow, purple, and black. They are called also ground thrushes, and Old World ant thrushes; but they are not related to the true thrushes. Note: The pittas are most abundant in the East Indies, but some inhabit Southern Asia, Africa, and Australia. They live mostly upon the ground, and feed upon insects of various kinds., Wonder Won"der, n. [OE. wonder, wunder, AS. wundor; akin to D. wonder, OS. wundar, OHG. wuntar, G. wunder, Icel. undr, Sw. & Dan. under, and perhaps to Gr. ? to gaze at.] 1. That emotion which is excited by novelty, or the presentation to the sight or mind of something new, unusual, strange, great, extraordinary, or not well understood; surprise; astonishment; admiration; amazement. They were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him. --Acts iii. 10. Wonder is the effect of novelty upon ignorance. --Johnson. Note: Wonder expresses less than astonishment, and much less than amazement. It differs from admiration, as now used, in not being necessarily accompanied with love, esteem, or approbation. 2. A cause of wonder; that which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy; a miracle. `` Babylon, the wonder of all tongues.' --Milton. To try things oft, and never to give over, doth wonders. --Bacon. I am as a wonder unto many. --Ps. lxxi. 7. Seven wonders of the world. See in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction., Seven Sev"en, a. [OE. seven, seoven, seofen, AS. seofon, seofan, seofen; akin to D. zeven, OS., Goth., & OHG. sibun, G. sieben, Icel. sjau, sj["o], Sw. sju, Dan. syv, Lith. septyni, Russ. seme, W. saith, Gael. seachd, Ir. seacht, L. septem, Gr. ???, Skr. saptan. [root]305. Cf. Hebdomad, Heptagon, September.] One more than six; six and one added; as, seven days make one week. Seven sciences. See the Note under Science, n., 4. Seven stars (Astron.), the Pleiades. Seven wonders of the world. See under Wonders. Seven-year apple (Bot.), a rubiaceous shrub (Genipa clusiifolia) growing in the West Indies; also, its edible fruit. Seven-year vine (Bot.), a tropical climbing plant (Ipom[oe]a tuberosa) related to the morning-glory., Underworld Un"der*world`, n. 1. The lower of inferior world; the world which is under the heavens; the earth. That overspreads (with such a reverence) This underworld. --Daniel. 2. The mythological place of departed souls; Hades. 3. The portion of the world which is below the horizon; the opposite side of the world; the antipodes. [R.] Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail, That brings our friends up from the underworld. --Tennyson. 4. The inferior part of mankind. [R.] --Atterbury., Unworldly Un*world"ly, a. Not worldly; spiritual; holy. --Hawthorne. -- Un*world"li*ness, n., Unworldly Un*world"ly, a. Not worldly; spiritual; holy. --Hawthorne. -- Un*world"li*ness, n., Worldliness World"li*ness, n. The quality of being worldly; a predominant passion for obtaining the good things of this life; covetousness; addictedness to gain and temporal enjoyments; worldly-mindedness., Worldly World"ly, adv. With relation to this life; in a worldly manner. Subverting worldly strong and worldly wise By simply meek. --Milton., Worldly World"ly, a. [AS. woroldlic.] 1. Relating to the world; human; common; as, worldly maxims; worldly actions. ``I thus neglecting worldly ends.' --Shak. Many years it hath continued, standing by no other worldly mean but that one only hand which erected it. --Hooker. 2. Pertaining to this world or life, in contradistinction from the life to come; secular; temporal; devoted to this life and its enjoyments; bent on gain; as, worldly pleasures, affections, honor, lusts, men. With his soul fled all my worldly solace. --Shak. 3. Lay, as opposed to clerical. [Obs.] --Chaucer., Worldlywise World"ly*wise`, a. Wise in regard to things of this world. --Bunyan., World-wide World"-wide`, a. Extended throughout the world; as, world-wide fame. --Tennyson.


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