New World


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New World

North America, Central America, and South America; the Americas. The term was first used by the Italian historian Peter Martyr (1457-1526), whose De Rebus Oceanicis et Novo Orbe (1516) chronicled the discovery of America.

New World

n
(Placename) the New World the Americas; the western hemisphere

West′ern Hem′isphere


n.
1. the part of the globe west of the Atlantic, including North and South America, their islands, and the surrounding waters.
2. that half of the earth traversed in passing westward from the prime meridian to 180° longitude.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.New World - the hemisphere that includes North America and South AmericaNew World - the hemisphere that includes North America and South America
hemisphere - half of the terrestrial globe
North America - a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
South America - a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
Translations
Nouveau Monde

New World

n the New Worldil Nuovo Mondo
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A fleet of ten or twelve vessels, with many hundred passengers, left England about the same time; for a multitude of people, who were discontented with the king's government and oppressed by the bishops, were flocking over to the New World. One of the vessels in the fleet was that same Mayflower which had carried the Puritan Pilgrims to Plymouth.
This new world has already enriched the lives of MILLIONS of Americans who are able to compete and win in it.
God is merciful, Nature is kind, Love is true, in the New World as well as the Old.
I feel that I should like to close my eyes and wake up in a new world, and start all over again."
That is one of the first heart-beating surprises that come upon the boy Columbus, as he sets out to discover the New World of woman; and indeed his surprise has not seldom deepened into admiration, as he has found that not only does woman eat, but frequently eats a lot.
Among these I found a treasure in Curtis's two books, the 'Nile Notes of a Howadji,' and the 'Howadji in Syria.' I already knew him by his 'Potiphar Papers,' and the ever-delightful reveries which have since gone under the name of 'Prue and I;' but those books of Eastern travel opened a new world of thinking and feeling.
He had never been in a railway train until the morning when we set out together to try our fortunes in a new world.
If he had indeed left London intending to reach the New World, he would naturally take the route via India, which was less watched and more difficult to watch than that of the Atlantic.
I liked the picture of him starting at the age of forty-seven, when most men have already settled comfortably in a groove, for a new world. I saw him, the sea gray under the mistral and foam-flecked, watching the vanishing coast of France, which he was destined never to see again; and I thought there was something gallant in his bearing and dauntless in his soul.
My brain had become so alert and eager, so quickened by the wonder of the new world the books had discovered to it, that it now suffered all the misery of stagnancy and inaction.
Despite the approach of winter, the sun shone brightly, and bathed in its radiant light that earth which three of its denizens were about to abandon for a new world.
Could they close their eyes when so near this new world? No!