new age

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adjective

often capitalized N&A
1
: of, relating to, or being New Age
2
: contemporary, modern
new age grocery stores

new age

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noun

1
capitalized : an eclectic group of cultural attitudes arising in late 20th century Western society that are adapted from those of a variety of ancient and modern cultures, that emphasize beliefs (such as reincarnation, holism, pantheism, and occultism) outside the mainstream, and that advance alternative approaches to spirituality, right living, and health
2
: a soft soothing form of instrumental music often used to promote relaxation
New Ager noun
New Agey adjective

Examples of new age in a Sentence

Adjective a kitchen crammed full of new age appliances
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Major media stock prices are getting hammered day by day, and a new age of austerity has gripped the once free-spending tech giants. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 14 May 2024 The couple’s oldest son, RZA, just turned a new age, and the proud parents were glowing with excitement about it. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for new age 

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1971, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of new age was in 1949

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Cite this Entry

“New age.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/new%20age. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

New Age

noun
1
: a way of thinking arising in late 20th century Western society and adapted from a variety of ancient and modern cultures that emphasizes beliefs (as reincarnation) outside the mainstream and that advances alternative approaches to spirituality, right living, and health
2
: a soft soothing form of instrumental music often used to promote relaxation
new age adjective often capitalized
New Ager
-ˈā-jər
noun
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