Old World definition by Webster's New World
designating or of a group of animals or plants native to the Eastern Hemisphere, esp. Eurasia and Africa
the Eastern Hemisphere; Europe, Asia, and Africa: often used specifically with reference to European culture, customs, etc.
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- of or from the Old World, esp. Europe
- having or displaying certain usually good qualities or characteristics associated with European customs, manners, or standards: old-world hospitality
Old World definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient world or a past era.
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The Eastern Hemisphere. The term is often used to refer specifically to Europe.
- Oldˈ-Worldˈ adjective
Old World - Cultural Definition
The Eastern Hemisphere, especially Europe, as opposed to the New World — the Americas.