Meaning of Old World

Old' World'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Europe, Asia, and Africa.
  2. See


Pronunciation: (ōld'wûrld'), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the ancient world or to a former period of history.
  2. of or pertaining to the Old World: old-world customs.
  3. characteristic of the Old World; quaint; traditional.
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