1. Europe, Asia, and Africa.
2. See Eastern Hemisphere.
Pronunciation: (ōld'wûrld'), [key]
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.
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