Old World


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Old World

The Eastern Hemisphere. The term is often used to refer specifically to Europe.

Old′-World′ adj.

Old World

n
(Physical Geography) that part of the world that was known before the discovery of the Americas, comprising Europe, Asia, and Africa; the eastern hemisphere

Old′ World′


n.
1.
a. Europe, Asia, and Africa.
b. Europe.

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.
[1705–15]
old′-world′ly, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Old World - the regions of the world that were known to Europeans before the discovery of the AmericasOld World - the regions of the world that were known to Europeans before the discovery of the Americas
eastern hemisphere, orient - the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
Translations
Ancien Monde

Old World

n the Old Worldil Vecchio mondo
References in classic literature ?
There is hardly a climate or condition in the Old World which cannot be paralleled in the New--at least as closely as the same species generally require; for it is a most rare case to find a group of organisms confined to any small spot, having conditions peculiar in only a slight degree; for instance, small areas in the Old World could be pointed out hotter than any in the New World, yet these are not inhabited by a peculiar fauna or flora.
You speak of the dross of ignorance, whereas my memory dwells on those precious jewels, which it was my happy fortune, formerly, to witness, among the treasured glories of the Old World.
Ulysses," she answered, "was of the old world, yet he was a wanderer in more senses of the word than one And there have been times - "
I suppose, in the crowded clutter of their cave, the old man had come to believe that peace and order had vanished from the earth, or existed only in the old world he had left so far behind.
The gate was then closed, and the girl found herself back in the old world close to her mother's house.
Thus, we should, in a little time, see established in every part of this country the same engines of despotism which have been the scourge of the Old World.
WE HAVE seen the necessity of the Union, as our bulwark against foreign danger, as the conservator of peace among ourselves, as the guardian of our commerce and other common interests, as the only substitute for those military establishments which have subverted the liberties of the Old World, and as the proper antidote for the diseases of faction, which have proved fatal to other popular governments, and of which alarming symptoms have been betrayed by our own.
In 1633, and the year afterwards, the small-pox broke out among the Massachusetts Indians, multitudes of whom died by this terrible disease of the Old World.
If you consider well of the people of the West Indies, it is very probable that they are a newer or a younger people, than the people of the Old World.
I would not for a moment sneer at anything that helps to keep hearts tender in this hard old world.
I was discovering a new world, and such was the passion of my exploration that the old world of John Barleycorn held no inducements for me.
Because their ideas of progress in the Old World are contrary to our American habits of thought.