Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the ancient world; belonging to a prehistoric or far bygone age; antiquated; old-fashioned.
  • Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Old World (Europe, Asia, and Africa) as distinguished from the New World or America.
  • Specifically, of or pertaining to the continents of the eastern hemisphere as known before the discovery of America; paleogean: as, the old-world apes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Characteristic of former times especially in Europe.
  • adjective (Biology) Native to the Old World; not found in the Americas.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, or relating to the ancient world or former times

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characteristic of former times especially in Europe

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