- of or relating to a movement espousing a broad range of philosophies and practices traditionally viewed as occult, metaphysical, or paranormal.
- of or relating to an unintrusive style of music using both acoustic and electronic instruments and drawing on classical music, jazz, and rock.
- the New Age movement.
Origin of New Age
Examples from the Web for new age
And that original score that kicks in as a new-age Millennium Falcon swoops into view is sure to get you going.Chernobyl Drones, Star Wars and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
November 30, 2014
On the other hand, in the West, he is just a series of new-age slogans—“Love is peace,” “Truth is everything.”Aravind Adiga on Gandhi's Forgotten Legacy of Manliness
April 13, 2011
- a philosophy, originating in the late 1980s, characterized by a belief in alternative medicine, astrology, spiritualism, etc
- (as modifier)New Age therapies
- short for New Age music
Word Origin and History for new age
A general term covering a wide variety of alternative spiritual and philosophical movements and beliefs. Arising mainly during the 1980s, New Age teachings range from the efficacy of crystals, to a belief in reincarnation, to the advocacy of holistic and other approaches to personal health and global ecology.