World, n. The whole of fallen, unregenerate humanity, under the power
of the Evil One and waging incessant warfare against the saints.
Contact with the world brings all manner of enticement to lying,
idolatry, adultery, witchcraft, homosexual practice, thieving, orgies,
and the like. It is rumored that there are other temptations, but they
are surely not worth mentioning.
- -- Hayward's Unabridged Dictionary