Definitions for old-world

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Old World(adj)

    the regions of the world that were known to Europeans before the discovery of the Americas

  2. old-world(adj)

    characteristic of former times especially in Europe

    "an old-world cottage"


  1. old-world(adj.)

    (Biology) Native to the Old World; not found in the Americas; as, old-world monkeys.


  1. old-world(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to the ancient world or former times

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Christopher Columbus:

    Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.

  2. John Robinson:

    The political climate has changed, that's hurt cotton's standing, the old world doesn't exist. That's gone with the wind.

  3. Marc Friedland:

    We actually use a lot of Old World craft to make these. So the dyes, the printing, the labor, the hand-wrapping makes them really interesting, i love the combination of Old World craft and modern day technology.

  4. Karen MacNeil:

    Wine in the U.S. in general is expensive. It’s also true of California. In many cases you can get an old world version for much less. That’s a somewhat intractable problem…It’s just expensive to do business in the United States.

  5. Adi Shankar:

    There's kind of a war brewing between the old world and the new world, the Internet has kind of been a nuclear warhead on a lot of businesses and a lot of industries. ... The Internet's kind of bizarre to be thrown in the middle of The Internet. I'm literally just a fan making a fan video.


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