Meaning of “the New World” in the English Dictionary

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"New World" in American English

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New Worldnoun [ U ]

us /ˈnu ˈwɜrld/

North, Central, and South America, as they were considered by the Europeans after Christopher Columbus traveled there

Note: The phrase "Western Hemisphere" is generally preferred.

(Definition of “New World” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)