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Noun: Old World
  1. Regions of the world such as Africa, Europe and Asia that were known to Europeans before the discovery of the Americas which they called the New World
    - Afro-Eurasia, Eurafrasia, Afroeurasia
Adjective: old-world  ówld wurld
  1. Characteristic of former times especially in Europe
    "an old-world cottage"

Derived forms: Old Worlds

See also: nonmodern

Type of: region

Part of: eastern hemisphere, orient

Encyclopedia: Old World