Old-world



[ohld-wurld] /ˈoʊldˈwɜrld/

adjective
1.
of or relating to the ancient world or to a former period of history.
2.
of or relating to the Old World:
old-world customs.
3.
characteristic of the Old World; quaint; traditional.
noun
1.
Europe, Asia, and Africa.
2.
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adjective
1.
of or characteristic of former times, esp, in Europe, quaint or traditional
noun
1.
that part of the world that was known before the discovery of the Americas, comprising Europe, Asia, and Africa; the eastern hemisphere
adj.

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

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

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