Cosmopolitan?

| October 17, 2007

My last New Word Monday Word. We have all heard the word Cosmopolitan. But do we know what it actually means? Simply put it is being open to other cultures.

cos·mo·pol·i·tan      [koz-muhpol-i-tn] Pronunciation KeyShow IPA Pronunciation

“adjective

1.free from local, provincial, or national ideas, prejudices, or attachments; at home all over the world.
2.of or characteristic of a cosmopolite.
3.belonging to all the world; not limited to just one part of the world.
4.Botany, Zoology. widely distributed over the globe.

“noun

5.a person who is free from local, provincial, or national bias or attachment; citizen of the world; cosmopolite.

Now, why is it my last new word Monday word. Only because I’m changing the name of the new word Monday category to Words To Know. This will simplify when I post the words and also make finding new words easier and more spontaneous, because I can post whenever I come across a word I think is notable.

We will still be having a contest where people who use all of the words in a comment will win a prize. In fact the next one is coming up soon. Probably as soon as I come up with my sample post. So start thinking about what you’re going to say. All 5 words are now up. Talk to you  soon, Emma

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