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Third World

also third world
n.
1. The developing nations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
2. During the Cold War, the nations not aligned with the First World or the Second World.

Third′-World′ adj.
Third′ World′er n.

Third World

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the less economically advanced countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America collectively, esp when viewed as underdeveloped and as neutral in the East-West alignment. Also called: developing world

Third′ World′


n.
(sometimes l.c.) the developing nations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
[1960–65; translation of French tiers monde (1956)]

Third World

1. Under-developed and poorer nations of Africa, Asia and Latin America neither part of the capitalist west nor the communist east but often regarded as a proving ground and sphere of influence by both.
2. All of the underdeveloped countries in the world considered as a whole.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Third World - underdeveloped and developing countries of Asia and Africa and Latin America collectivelyThird World - underdeveloped and developing countries of Asia and Africa and Latin America collectively
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
Translations
třetí svět
den Tredje Verden
kolmas maailma
Treći svijet
第三世界
제3세계
tredje världen
ประเทศโลกที่สาม
Thế giới Thứ ba

Third World

n the Third Worldil Terzo Mondo

Third World

العَالِمُ الثَّالِث třetí svět den Tredje Verden Dritte Welt Τρίτος Κόσμος tercer mundo kolmas maailma tiers-monde Treći svijet Terzo Mondo 第三世界 제3세계 derde wereld tredje verden Trzeci Świat Terceiro Mundo третий мир tredje världen ประเทศโลกที่สาม Üçüncü Dünya Thế giới Thứ ba 第三世界
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There was some sense in those matters; but as the parson told us last Sunday, nobody believes in the devil now-a-days; and here you bring about a parcel of puppets drest up like lords and ladies, only to turn the heads of poor country wenches; and when their heads are once turned topsy-turvy, no wonder everything else is so.
My heart was beating hard at this great prospect now suddenly opening before a lad of seventeen years of age, the son of a poor country dominie in the Forest of Ettrick.
You guess aright, my friend; this youth is an orphan, deserted by his mother, who left him in the house of a poor country priest.
They were all poor country people in the church, for the castle in which the old family had lived, was an empty ruin, and there were none but humble folks for seven miles around.
The fact to be in possession of was therefore that his old friend, the youngest of several daughters of a poor country parson, had, at the age of twenty, on taking service for the first time in the schoolroom, come up to London, in trepidation, to answer in person an advertisement that had already placed her in brief correspondence with the advertiser.
Seeing that you go from town to town, I ween you can outdo a poor country yokel at tidings.
Will made a verse one day which we thought pretty well for a little chap: 'To poor country folks Who have n't any clothes, Rich folks, to relieve them, Send old lace gowns and satin bows.
That must be a poor country indeed that does not support a hare.
Ah, senor, get up, do that," said Teresa; "for I'm not a bit of a court lady, but only a poor country woman, the daughter of a clodcrusher, and the wife of a squire-errant and not of any governor at all.