new age

adjective, often capitalized N&A

Definition of new age

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or being New Age
2 : contemporary, modern new age grocery stores

new age


Definition of new age (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Other Words from new age


New Ager noun
New Agey \ -​ˈā-​jē How to pronounce new age (audio) \ adjective

Examples of new age in a Sentence

Adjective a kitchen crammed full of new age appliances
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In a new age of no-penalty transfers and players on the move more than ever, Fisher and others figure this might become the norm, anyway. Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Apr. 2022 Correspondent Lee Cowan visits Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley to see how one community is adapting to the challenges and opportunities of this new age. CBS News, 21 Apr. 2022 Depending on your view, the West and Russia are now fighting the last struggle of the Cold War or the first in a new age of confrontation as autocracies like Moscow and Beijing form a broad hostile front against Western-style democracy. Paul Leblanc, CNN, 26 Mar. 2022 This new age of lawlessness led the Inter Solar System Police force to legalize a contract system so bounty hunters could turn in criminals for rewards. Nick Romano,, 12 Oct. 2021 According to Bank of America, digital currencies could have a $2 trillion+ market value with 200 million+ users and spearhead the new age of global finance. Robert Samuels | For Iron Monk Solutions, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Apr. 2022 While upsets are nothing new to March Madness, the sport could be reaching a new age of parity, with many of the top schools losing players after just one year, to transfers or never getting them on campus. NBC News, 28 Mar. 2022 Their time as Buckeyes proved Hartline could develop anyone while ushering in a new age of offense. Stephen Means, cleveland, 24 Mar. 2022 One of the pleasures, and sadnesses, of Fischer’s account is its evocation of a period, however brief, when the emergence of a technology seemed to herald a new age of human interconnectedness. Nat Segnit, Harper’s Magazine , 16 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of new age


1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1971, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“New age.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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