New World


noun

the Americas and Oceania, especially when regarded collectively as the inhabited landmasses of the world that became known to Europe after its discovery of the Americas.

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Origin of New World

First recorded in 1545–50
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British Dictionary definitions for New World

New World

noun

the New World the Americas; the western hemisphere
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Cultural definitions for New World

New World

A name for the Americas, especially during the time of first exploration and colonization of the Americas by Europeans. (Compare Old World.)

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