Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The world: generally used in phrases adopted from the French: as, the beau monde, the world of fashion.
- n. A globe used as an ensign of royalty: usually mound. See mound.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare The world; a globe as an ensign of royalty.
- French (Wiktionary)
“_Oh, il est du vrai grand monde, du vrai grand monde_," said the”
“_l'homme du monde le plus aimable_, as the _meilleur ami_, and _le plus honnête homme du monde_.”
“On one level, the current album is an engaging aural travelogue of the Anglo-American power trio's Near and Far East tour (its title is more of the Police's pidgin-English wordplay, bastardising Zen, Jomo Kenyatta and monde, the French word for world).”
“Loka' designates in Sanscrit the world and people in general, in the same manner as the French word 'monde', and is derived according to Bopp, from 'lok' (to see and shine); it is the same with the Slavonic root 'swjet', which means both 'light' and 'world.”
“1964 Les plus belles escroqueries du monde aka The Beautiful Swindlers 1965 Repulsion*”
“A man who has no 'monde' is inflamed with anger, or annihilated with shame, at every disagreeable incident: the one makes him act and talk like a madman, the other makes him look like a fool.”
“I still get stuck for a half-second when I hear about l'ancien champion du monde (He doesn't look that old.) or l'actuel ministre du défense (Is there an imposter out there?).”
“Une idée fausse, mais claire et précise, aura toujours plus de puissance dans le monde qu'une idée vraie mais complexe.”
“Then, one after another, countries around the monde* recognized the benefits of braille.”
“French definition: envie de voir le monde - a desire to see the world”
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