old-world


old-world
old-world old-world adj. 1. Characteristic of former times especially in Europe; as, an old-world cottage. [WordNet 1.5]

2. (Biology) Native to the Old World; not found in the Americas; as, old-world monkeys. [PJC]


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  • old´-world´ly — old world «OHLD WURLD», adjective. 1. Also, Old World. of or having to do with the Eastern Hemisphere; not of the New World; not American: »old world monkeys, old world folk songs. 2. belonging to or characteristic of a former period: »old world… …   Useful english dictionary

  • old-world — old worldly, adj. old worldliness, n. /ohld werrld /, 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 …   Universalium

  • Old World — Old Old, a. [Compar. {Older}; superl. {Oldest}.] [OE. old, ald, AS. ald, eald; akin to D. oud, OS. ald, OFries. ald, old, G. alt, Goth. alpeis, and also to Goth. alan to grow up, Icel. ala to bear, produce, bring up, L. alere to nourish. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Old World — n the Old World the Eastern ↑Hemisphere, especially Europe, Asia, and Africa →↑New World ▪ the civilizations of the Old World …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • old-world — adj [only before noun] an old world place or quality is attractive because it is old or reminds you of the past ▪ The town has retained much of its old world charm …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • old-world — adj [only before noun] an old world place or quality is attractive because it is old or reminds you of the past ▪ The town has retained much of its old world charm …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Old World — n the Old World the Eastern ↑Hemisphere, especially Europe, Asia, and Africa →↑New World ▪ the civilizations of the Old World …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • old-world — old′ world′ adj. 1) of or pertaining to the ancient world or to a former period of history 2) of or pertaining to the Old World • Etymology: 1705–15 old′ world′ly, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • old-world — [ōld′wʉrld′] adj. 1. of or from the Old World, esp. Europe 2. having or displaying certain usually good qualities or characteristics associated with European customs, manners, or standards [old world hospitality] …   English World dictionary

  • old-world — old ,world adjective an old world quality or place is old fashioned in a pleasant and attractive way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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