old-world

adjective \ ˈōl(d)-ˈwər(-ə)ld \

Definition of old-world

:of, relating to, or characteristic of the Old World; especially :having the charm or picturesque qualities of the Old World
  • narrow old-world streets

First Known Use of old-world

1712


Old World

noun

Definition of Old World

:the eastern hemisphere exclusive of Australia; specifically :the continent of Europe

First Known Use of old world

circa 1596


OLD-WORLD Defined for English Language Learners

old-world

adjective

Definition of old-world for English Language Learners

  • : old-fashioned or traditional in a way that pleasantly reminds you of the past


OLD-WORLD Defined for Kids

old-world

adjective \ ˈōld-ˈwərld \

Definition of old-world for Students

:having old-fashioned charm an old-world village

Old World

noun

Definition of Old World for Students

:the lands in the eastern hemisphere and especially Europe but not including Australia


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