Definition of New Age in English:

New Age

noun

  • often as modifier A broad movement characterized by alternative approaches to traditional Western culture, with an interest in spirituality, mysticism, holism, and environmentalism.

    ‘the New Age movement’
    • ‘Every bookstore worth its name carries at least a decently-sized New Age section.’
    • ‘Some people equate the concept of holistic health with the New Age movement.’
    • ‘These are just some things to watch out for when evaluating New Age services.’
    • ‘In many ways the New Age movement is the first successful manifestation of a holistic and multi-faceted approach to life.’
    • ‘There is no need to buy expensive tools from some overpriced New Age shop.’
    • ‘In today's New Age mass market, where a guru is born every minute, the Dalai Lama has remained contemporary.’
    • ‘Much of this sounds as if it belonged on an alchemist's parchment or perhaps in some New Age yoga manual.’
    • ‘Historically, there were several 19th Century antecedents of the New Age movement.’
    • ‘Since, most of the wisdom that New Age draws upon, is based upon Ancient Wisdom.’
    • ‘Also featured will be children's activities from bread-making to karaoke, an outdoor pizza oven, and a New Age fair.’
    • ‘The chief purpose of the text seems to be to caution Catholics on the distinction between New Age beliefs and Roman Catholic doctrine.’
    • ‘Today, the island is a haven for artists and New Age types.’
    • ‘If I were into meditation or some other New Age sort of thing I could see myself meditating to it.’
    • ‘His works have gained a following among those following a New Age spirituality.’
    • ‘Angel therapy is a type of New Age therapy based on the notion that communicating with angels is the key to healing.’
    • ‘Fortunately, the touchy-feely New Age pretensions don't spoil the fun.’
    • ‘Not for me the New Age rock bands with names I cannot pronounce and lyrics I can neither hear nor understand - or so I thought.’
    • ‘They don't romanticize the instrument's folk origins or go in for New Age contrivances.’
    • ‘These New Age messages differed little from what some mainstream churches had to offer.’
    • ‘Alas, I turned to New Age beliefs and practices including horoscopes and crystals.’

Phrases

  • New Ager

      • ‘What's the difference between a Pagan and a New Ager?’
      • ‘Not because she is a New Ager or something but because that's how she was raised.’
      • ‘Though the signs are not described as letters of the runic alphabet, some New Agers have interpreted this passage as evidence both of the existence of runes in the first century and their use in divination.’
      • ‘It is a review of New Spirituality, Self, and Belonging: How New Agers and Neo-Pagans Talk about Themselves by Jon P. Bloch.’
      • ‘A miracle to a New Ager is not God's intervention into this world to perform His will but the realization of the true reality that God is all and that you are God.’
  • New Agey

      • ‘But last year, some began wearing a New Agey neck charm purported to enhance performance under stress.’
      • ‘I have elsewhere written about a similar trope, to wit, ‘a little New Agey.’’
      • ‘The New Agey part, which I have been identified with, is just one little part of what I do.’
      • ‘I dare say that hocus-pocus New Agey material has always been around but has only in recent years migrated from radio to the internet.’
      • ‘I must also mention that this series, while quite New Agey in tone, and non-denominational, also still has a distinctly Western, Judaeo-Christian slant, mostly I suspect because that was what Walsch was familiar with.’

Pronunciation

New Age