Definition of Old world

1. Noun. The regions of the world that were known to Europeans before the discovery of the Americas.

Group relationships: Eastern Hemisphere, Orient
Generic synonyms: Region



Definition of Old world

1. Proper noun. The Eastern Hemisphere, especially Europe and the Near East. ¹

2. Proper noun. The known world before the discovery of the Americas. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Old World

Old Scandinavian
Old Scratch
Old Serpent
Old Slavonic
Old South
Old Spanish
Old Style calendar
Old Swedish
Old Testament
Old Trafford
Old Tupi
Old Turkic
Old Ukrainian
Old Welsh
Old West
Old World
Old World beaver
Old World buffalo
Old World chat
Old World coot
Old World coral snake
Old World crayfish
Old World flycatcher
Old World hop hornbeam
Old World jay
Old World least weasel
Old World leishmaniasis
Old World mistletoe
Old World monkey
Old World monkeys

Literary usage of Old world

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of A. Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
"PART I IN THE old world CHAPTER I THE MAN PROM AMERICA IT was the sort of window which was common in Paris about the end of the seventeenth century. ..."

2. Woodrow Wilson and World Settlement by Ray Stannard Baker (1922)
"He had come with American ideas and American principles, and he was face to face at last with the old world, the problems of the old world, the politicians ..."

3. A History of Our Own Times by Justin McCarthy (1905)
"CHAPTER IX THE old world AND THE NEW THE attention of the world became suddenly ... Spain was exercising a system of Old-World absolute and tyrannical ..."

4. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1893)
"The influence of the New World upon the material conditions of life in the Old World has been very varied. For most inhabitants of Europe, and even for the ..."

5. A History of Our Own Times by Justin McCarthy (1905)
"CHAPTER IX THE old world AND THE NEW THE attention of the world became suddenly ... Spain was exercising a system of Old-World absolute and tyrannical ..."

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