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cosmopolitan


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cosmopolitan  \Cos`mo*pol"i*tan\  (-p?l"?-tan),  Cosmopolite 
  \Cos*mop"o*lite\  (k?z-m?p"?-l?t),  n.  [Gr.  ???;  ko`smos  the  world 
  +  ???  citizen,  ???  city:  cf  F.  cosmopolitain,  cosmopolite.] 
  One  who  has  no  fixed  residence,  or  who  is  at  home  in  every 
  place  a  citizen  of  the  world. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cosmopolitan  \Cos`mo*pol"i*tan\,  Cosmopolite  \Cos*mop"o*lite\, 
  a. 
  1.  Having  no  fixed  residence;  at  home  in  any  place  free  from 
  local  attachments  or  prejudices;  not  provincial;  liberal. 
 
  In  other  countries  taste  is  perphaps  too  exclusively 
  national,  in  Germany  it  is  certainly  too 
  cosmopolite.  --Sir  W. 
  Hamilton. 
 
  2.  Common  everywhere;  widely  spread;  found  in  all  parts  of 
  the  world. 
 
  The  Cheiroptera  are  cosmopolitan.  --R.  Owen. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cosmopolitan 
  adj  1:  (ecology)  growing  or  occurring  in  many  parts  of  the  world; 
  "a  cosmopolitan  herb";  "cosmopolitan  in  distribution" 
  [syn:  {widely  distributed}]  [ant:  {endemic}] 
  2:  composed  of  people  from  or  at  home  in  many  parts  of  the 
  world  ;  especially  not  provincial  in  attitudes  or 
  interests;  "his  cosmopolitan  benevolence  impartially 
  extended  to  all  races  and  to  all  creeds"-  T.B.  Macaulay; 
  "the  ancient  and  cosmopolitan  societies  of  Syria  and 
  Egypt";  "that  queer,  cosmopolitan,  rather  sinister  crowd 
  found  around  the  Marseilles  docks"  [ant:  {provincial}] 
  3:  of  worldwide  scope  or  applicability;  "an  issue  of 
  cosmopolitan  import";  "the  shrewdest  political  and 
  ecumenical  comment  of  our  time"-  Christopher  Morley; 
  "universal  experience"  [syn:  {ecumenical},  {oecumenical}, 
  {general},  {universal},  {worldwide}] 
  n  :  a  sophisticated  person  who  has  travelled  in  many  countries 
  [syn:  {cosmopolite}] 




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