old-world
old-world old-world adj. 1. Characteristic of former times especially in Europe; as, an old-world cottage. [WordNet 1.5]

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • old-world — old worldly, adj. old worldliness, n. /ohld werrld /, adj. 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 …   Universalium

  • Old World — Old Old, a. [Compar. {Older}; superl. {Oldest}.] [OE. old, ald, AS. ald, eald; akin to D. oud, OS. ald, OFries. ald, old, G. alt, Goth. alpeis, and also to Goth. alan to grow up, Icel. ala to bear, produce, bring up, L. alere to nourish. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Old World — n. The combined territories of Europe, Asia, and Africa. The Eastern Hemisphere, as distinguished from The Americas, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Old World — For other uses, see Old World (disambiguation). Map of the Old World (the Ptolemy world map in a 15th century copy) The Old World consists of those parts of the world known to classical antiquity and the European Middle Ages. It is used in the… …   Wikipedia

  • old-world — adjective Date: 1830 of, relating to, or characteristic of the Old World; especially having the charm or picturesque qualities of the Old World < narrow old world streets > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • old-world — nonmodern onmodern adj. 1. not modern; of or characteristic of an earlier time. Opposite of {modern}. [Narrower terms: {antebellum}; {fogyish, mossgrown, mossy, stick in the mud(prenominal), stodgy old fashioned}; {medieval, mediaeval, gothic};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • old world — {n. phr.} Europe, the continent; a continental manner. * /Tom had an old world manner that thoroughly charmed all the ladies./ Compare: OLD COUNTRY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • old world — {n. phr.} Europe, the continent; a continental manner. * /Tom had an old world manner that thoroughly charmed all the ladies./ Compare: OLD COUNTRY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Old World — noun Date: circa 1596 the eastern hemisphere exclusive of Australia; specifically the continent of Europe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Old World — 1. Europe, Asia, and Africa. 2. See Eastern Hemisphere. * * * …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”