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 for cosmopolite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              In other countries taste is perphaps too exclusively
              national, in Germany it is certainly too
              cosmopolite.                          --Sir W.
                                                    Hamilton.
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     2. Common everywhere; widely spread; found in all parts of
        the world.
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              The Cheiroptera are cosmopolitan.     --R. Owen.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cosmopolitan \Cos`mo*pol"i*tan\ (-p?l"?-tan), Cosmopolite
  \Cos*mop"o*lite\ (k?z-m?p"?-l?t), n. [Gr. kosmopoli`ths; ko`smos
     the world + poli`ths citizen, po`lis city: cf. F.
     cosmopolitain, cosmopolite.]
     One who has no fixed residence, or who is at home in every
     place; a citizen of the world.
     [1913 Webster] Cosmopolitan

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cosmopolite \Cos*mop"o*lite\ (-m?p"?-l?t), a. & n.
     See Cosmopolitan.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cosmopolite
      n 1: a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries
           [syn: cosmopolitan, cosmopolite]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  COSMOPOLITE. A citizen of the world; one who has no fixed. residence. Vide 
  Citizen. 
  
  

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