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

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Other Words from new age


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

Examples of new age in a Sentence


a kitchen crammed full of new age appliances

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

But in this new age of the transfer portal, retaining talent is a talent. Joseph Goodman |,, "How Alabama’s Nate Oats mastered the transfer portal in this new age of the NCAA," 19 June 2019 The New Yorker's cruciverbalists, Anna Shechtman and Erik Agard, discuss dating, pop culture, and the art of the clue in the new age of crossword puzzles. Elizabeth C. Gorski, The New Yorker, "The Weekday Crossword: Monday, June 10, 2019," 10 June 2019 In this new age of smoke, canceled runs, rides, and backcountry adventures are part of living on a hotter planet. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, "Wildfire Smoke Is Here to Stay," 5 June 2019 In a way, Moon is aiming to evoke a sort of Abercrombie & Fitch–esque Americana for a new age of Danes, something lifestyle-driven. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "This 1980s-Era Sportswear Label Is the Nautica of Denmark and It’s Making a Major Comeback," 15 May 2019 Napoleon was at the center of a new age being born in Europe, and Beethoven was impressed by this bright new light. National Geographic, "How Beethoven went from Napoleon’s biggest fan to his worst critic," 24 Apr. 2019 Their utility suggested a sense of busyness and ambition well suited to a new age in which emergent technologies were changing everything. Ginia Bellafante, New York Times, "The High Price of Being Kate Spade," 7 June 2018 Seventy-four years ago, in a remote stretch of desert outside Alamogordo, N.M., a brilliant flash of light heralded a new age. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Newly Remastered Archival Video Shows the Power of the First Nuclear Weapons Test," 12 Mar. 2019 With that new age bracket comes new opportunities to break records. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Meet Flo Filion Meiler, the 84-Year-Old Track and Field Athlete With Over 775 Medals," 26 Apr. 2019

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1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1971, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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