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Old World

noun
1.
Europe, Asia, and Africa.

old-world

[ohld-wurld] /ˈoʊldˈwɜrld/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the ancient world or to a former period of history.
2.
of or pertaining to the Old World:
old-world customs.
3.
characteristic of the Old World; quaint; traditional.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15
Related forms
old-worldly, adjective
old-worldliness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Old World

Old World

noun
1.
that part of the world that was known before the discovery of the Americas, comprising Europe, Asia, and Africa; the eastern hemisphere

old-world

adjective
1.
of or characteristic of former times, esp, in Europe, quaint or traditional
Derived Forms
old-worldly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for Old World
adj.

of or pertaining to Eurasia and Africa, as opposed to the Americas, 1877.

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Old World in Culture

Old World definition


The Eastern Hemisphere, especially Europe, as opposed to the New World — the Americas.

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Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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