Definition of Cosmopolitan

1. Noun. A sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries.

Exact synonyms: Cosmopolite
Specialized synonyms: Globetrotter, World Traveler
Generic synonyms: Man Of The World, Sophisticate



2. Adjective. Growing or occurring in many parts of the world. "Cosmopolitan in distribution"
Exact synonyms: Widely Distributed
Category relationships: Bionomics, Ecology, Environmental Science
Antonyms: Endemic

3. Adjective. Composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests. "That queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks"
Similar to: Traveled, Travelled
Antonyms: Provincial

4. Adjective. Of worldwide scope or applicability. "Universal experience"

Definition of Cosmopolitan

1. n. One who has no fixed residence, or who is at home in every place; a citizen of the world.

2. a. Having no fixed residence; at home in any place; free from local attachments or prejudices; not provincial; liberal.

Definition of Cosmopolitan

1. Adjective. all-inclusive; affecting the whole world ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a place or institution) composed of people from all over the world ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of a person) at ease in any part of the world ¹

4. Adjective. (context: of a plant etc.) growing in many parts of the world; widely distributed ¹

5. Noun. a cosmopolitan person; a cosmopolite ¹

6. Noun. a cocktail containing vodka, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cosmopolitan

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Medical Definition of Cosmopolitan

1. In the biological sciences, a term denoting worldwide distribution. Origin: G. Kosmos, universe, + polis, city-state (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cosmopolitan

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Literary usage of Cosmopolitan

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1. A Treatise on the American Law Relating to Mines and Mineral Lands Within by Curtis Holbrook Lindley (1903)
"The case of cosmopolitan Mining Company v. Foote,1 decided by Judge Hawley, presents a situation somewhat similar to the one presented on figure 84, ..."

2. Report of the Annual Lake Mohonk Conference on International Arbitration (1909)
"THE CHAIRMAN^: Mr. GEORGE W. NASMYTH of Cornell University, the President of the Association of cosmopolitan Clubs, will speak on the relation of the ..."

3. Progressive Men, Women, and Movements of the Past Twenty-five Years by Benjamin Orange Flower (1914)
"He was cosmopolitan. His influence was international. ... A broad catholicity of spirit, rare even in a cosmopolitan journalist, was a distinguishing ..."

4. Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"THE cosmopolitan SPIRIT IN LITERATURE M. JOSEPH TEXTE, Professor of ... 1 This 'cosmopolitan Spirit,' for good or for bad, is spreading through the ..."

5. Viagens ethnographicas sul americanas: Argentina by Charmian London, Online Archive of California, Simoens da Silva (1921)
"The Hussy—cosmopolitan MAGAZINE, December. 1917 Jerry—cosmopolitan ... 1918 When Alice Told Her Soul—cosmopolitan MAGAZINE, March. The Princess—cosmopolitan ..."

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