English Dictionary

Pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819

world view or world-view (wɜːld vjuː)



  1. the way that someone perceives the world   ⇒ their Christian world view, Many artists express their world view in their work.

Translations for 'world view'

  • British English: world viewworld-view A person's world view is the way they see and understand the world. NOUN...the clash between these two world views.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: visão de mundo
  • Chinese: 世界观世界观觀
  • European Spanish: visión del mundo
  • French: vision du mondeN
  • German: Weltbild
  • Italian: visione del mondo
  • Japanese: 世界観
  • Korean: 세계관
  • Portuguese: visão de mundo
  • Spanish: visión del mundo

Example Sentences Including 'world view'

Another of his past achievements, though, may provide a better clue to his world view.
Independent (1999)
At that stage all the concepts, the elegance and the embodied world view have gone.
New Scientist (2004)
Boshier eventually adopted much of the world view taught by the natives, including their belief in the supernatural.
Rogo, D Scott Psychic Breakthroughs Today
But their mother's skewed world view will inevitably peep out.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
Nevertheless, she seeks to impose her own world view on others and refuses to accept the possibility that she is wrong.
Now, I see how valuable their world view is and how much broader a view they've given me than most people here seem to have.
various & introduction by Deirdre Chapman A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990
These economic Neanderthals are determined to enforce their obsolete world view on the Manmohan Singh Government.
Samachar (2004)
Worryingly, the politicians are not just training their sights on violence; they also want Hollywood to reflect their own world view.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)


Log in to comment on this word.