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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The celestial world.
  • n. The community of law-abiding citizens (compare underworld).
  • n. In certain video games, the space connecting disparate towns/dungeons/levels. It can encompass the entire world, but doesn't necessarily have to.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A world above or higher than this.: sometimes used for heaven.


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  • In video games, an overworld (sometimes called world map or map) refers to a high-level view of the fictional world within the game. The world map often contains a collection of towns and other locations (often called dungeons or levels) such as caves, mountains, and forests. When the player enters one of these locations, the world map display is replaced by the local geography of the selected element. In many games, the player is able to travel on the world map; in other games, the player uses the world map to select their next location.

    February 18, 2008