Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Pertinent or common to the whole world.
  • adjective Having constituent elements from all over the world or from many different parts of the world.
  • adjective So sophisticated as to be at home in all parts of the world or conversant with many spheres of interest.
  • adjective Ecology Growing or occurring in many parts of the world; widely distributed.
  • noun A cosmopolitan person or organism; a cosmopolite.
  • noun A cocktail made of vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and lime juice.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Belonging to all parts of the world; limited or restricted to no one part of the social, political, commercial, or intellectual world; limited to no place, country, or group of individuals, but common to all.
  • Free from local, provincial, or national ideas, prejudices, or attachments; at home all over the world.
  • Characteristic of a cosmopolite: as, cosmopolitan manners.
  • Widely distributed over the globe: said of plants and animals.
  • noun One who has no fixed residence; one who is free from provincial or national prejudices; one who is at home in every place; a citizen of the world; a cosmopolite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who has no fixed residence, or who is at home in every place; a citizen of the world.
  • adjective Having no fixed residence; at home in any place; free from local attachments or prejudices; not provincial; liberal.
  • adjective Common everywhere; widely spread; found in all parts of the world.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective all-inclusive; affecting the whole world
  • adjective composed of people from all over the world
  • adjective of a person at ease in any part of the world
  • adjective biology, ecology growing in many parts of the world; widely distributed
  • noun a cosmopolitan person; a cosmopolite
  • noun a cocktail containing vodka, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of worldwide scope or applicability
  • adjective growing or occurring in many parts of the world
  • noun a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries
  • adjective composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From cosmopolite +‎ -an.

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