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neutro-
a combining form representing neutral in compound words: neutrosphere. [see NEUTER, -O-] * * *
neutron
/nooh"tron, nyooh"-/, n. Physics. an elementary particle having no charge, mass slightly greater than that of a proton, and spin of 1/2: a constituent of the nuclei of all atoms ...
neutron activation analysis.
See activation analysis. * * *
neutron bomb
a nuclear bomb designed to release radiation consisting mainly of neutrons, thus causing extensive loss of life but relatively little damage to buildings and property and only ...
neutron capture
▪ physics       type of nuclear reaction in which a target nucleus absorbs a neutron (uncharged particle), then emits a discrete quantity of electromagnetic energy ...
neutron number
Physics. the number of neutrons in the nucleus of an atom, equal to the mass number minus the atomic number of the atom. Symbol: N [1950-55] * * *
neutron optics
▪ physics       branch of physics dealing with the theory and applications of the wave behaviour (wave-particle duality) of neutrons (neutron), the electrically neutral ...
neutron star
n. an extremely dense, compact star composed primarily of neutrons, esp. the collapsed core of a supernova. [1930-35] * * * Any of a class of extremely dense, compact stars ...
neutronbomb
neutron bomb n. A nuclear bomb that would produce great numbers of neutrons but little blast and thus destroy life but spare property. * * *
neutronstar
neutron star n. A celestial body consisting of the superdense remains of a massive star that has collapsed with sufficient force to push all of its electrons into the nuclei that ...
neutropenia
neu·tro·pe·ni·a (no͞o'trə-pēʹnē-ə, nyo͞o'-) n. An abnormal decrease in the number of neutrophils in the blood.   [neutrophil + -penia.]   neu'tro·penʹic ...
neutropenic
See neutropenia. * * *
neutrophil
/nooh"treuh fil, nyooh"-/, adj. 1. (of a cell or cell part) having an affinity for neutral dyes. n. 2. a phagocytic white blood cell having a lobulate nucleus and neutrophil ...
neutrophile
See neutrophil. * * *
neutrophilic
See neutrophile. * * *
neutrosphere
/nooh"treuh sfear', nyooh"-/, n. the part of the atmosphere whose constituents are, for the most part, electrically neutral, extending from the earth's surface to the base of the ...
Nev
Nev abbrev. Nevada * * *
Nev.
Nevada. * * *
Neva
/nee"veuh/; Russ. /nyi vah"/, n. a river in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, flowing from Lake Ladoga through St. Petersburg into the Gulf of Finland: canalized for ships. 40 ...
Neva River
River, northwestern Russia. It flows 46 mi (74 km) from Lake Ladoga west to the Gulf of Finland in the Baltic Sea. It is navigable by large ships but is usually frozen from ...
Neva, Battle of the
▪ Russian history       (July 15, 1240), military engagement in which the Novgorod army defeated the Swedes on the banks of the Neva River; in honour of this battle the ...
Nevada
—Nevadan, Nevadian, adj., n. /neuh vad"euh, -vah"deuh/, n. a state in the W United States. 799,184; 110,540 sq. mi. (286,300 sq. km). Cap.: Carson City. Abbr.: NV (for use with ...
Nevada Fall
▪ waterfall, California, United States       waterfall located on the Merced River in Yosemite National Park, east-central California, U.S. It is situated about 5 ...
Nevada, Emma
▪ American opera singer original name  Emma Wixom  born Feb. 7, 1859, Alpha [near Nevada City], Calif., U.S. died June 20, 1940, Liverpool, Eng.       American opera ...
Nevada, flag of
▪ Flag History       U.S. state flag consisting of a dark blue field (background) with an emblem in the upper hoist corner including a wreath, a star, the name of the ...
Nevada, University of
▪ university, Nevada, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Nevada, U.S., comprising campuses in Reno and Las Vegas. It is part ...
Nevadan
Nevadan [nə vad′ən] adj. of Nevada n. a person born or living in Nevada * * * See Nevada. * * *
Nevadan orogeny
▪ geology       mountain-building event in western North America that started in the Late Jurassic (Jurassic Period) Epoch about 156 million years ago. This event is ...
Nevadian
See Nevadan. * * *
Nevado de Toluca National Park
▪ park, Mexico       park in México state, central Mexico. It is situated in the municipality of Zinacantepec, on the Mexico–Toluca–Guadalajara highway west of ...
Nevado del Ruiz
/ne vah"dhaw dhel rddwees"/, n. a volcano in W central Colombia, in the Andes: eruption 1985. 17,720 ft. (5401 m). * * *
névé
/nay vay"/, n. 1. granular snow accumulated on high mountains and subsequently compacted into glacial ice. 2. a field of such snow. Also called firn. [1850-55; < ...
Nevele Pride
▪ American racehorse       (foaled 1965), American harness racehorse (Standardbred), the fastest trotter in history. He won 57 victories out of the 67 races he entered, ...
Nevelson
/nev"euhl seuhn/, n. Louise, born 1899, U.S. sculptor, born in Russia. * * *
Nevelson, Louise
orig. Leah Berliavsky born Sept. 23?, 1899/1900, Kiev, Russia died April 17, 1988, New York, N.Y., U.S. Ukrainian-born U.S. sculptor. Born in Kiev, she moved with her family ...
Nevelson,Louise
Nev·el·son (nĕvʹəl-sən), Louise. 1899-1988. Russian-born American sculptor whose massive works, often of wood, cast metal, and found objects, are characterized by complex ...
never
/nev"euhr/, adv. 1. not ever; at no time: Such an idea never occurred to me. 2. not at all; absolutely not: never mind; This will never do. 3. to no extent or degree: He was ...
Never Never Land
the imaginary place in Peter Pan where Peter and the children have adventures with pirates and animals. It is a magic world where children can fly, and never grow up. It is ...
never-ending
nev·er-end·ing (nĕvʹər-ĕnʹdĭng) adj. Having no foreseeable end: the never-ending search for happiness. * * *
never-never
/nev"euhr nev"euhr/, n. 1. See never-never land. 2. Brit. Slang. See hire-purchase system. adj. 3. not real or true; imaginary or ideal; illusory: the never-never world of the ...
never-never land
1. an unreal, imaginary, or ideal state, condition, place, etc. 2. any remote, isolated, barren, or sparsely settled region. Also called neverland, never-never. [1875-85 for def. ...
never-neverland
nev·er-nev·er land (nĕv'ər-nĕvʹər) n. An imaginary and wonderful place; a fantasy land.   [After Never-Never Land, fictional setting used in the play Peter Pan by J.M. ...
neverland
/nev"euhr land'/, n. See never-never land. [1900-05; NEVER + LAND] * * *
nevermind
/nev'euhr muynd", nev"euhr muynd'/, n. Older Use. 1. attention; heed; notice (usually used in negative constructions): Pay him no nevermind. 2. business; affair; responsibility ...
nevermore
/nev'euhr mawr", -mohr"/, adv. never again; never thereafter: And nevermore were the elves seen in that town. [1175-1225; ME; see NEVER, MORE] * * *
Nevers
/neuh verdd"/, n. a city in and the capital of Nièvre, in central France, on the Loire River: Romanesque church. 47,730. * * * ▪ France       town, Nièvre ...
Nevers faience
▪ pottery  French tin-glazed earthenware introduced from Italy to Nevers in 1565, by two brothers named Corrado. As the Conrade family, they and their descendants dominated ...
Nevers glass figure
▪ glassware       any of the ornamental glassware made in Nevers, Fr., from the late 16th century through the early 19th. Only a few inches high, they have been mistaken ...
Nevers, Ernie
▪ American athlete byname of  Ernest Alonzo Nevers   born June 11, 1903, Willow River, Minn., U.S. died May 3, 1976, San Rafael, Calif.       American collegiate and ...
nevertheless
/nev'euhr dheuh les"/, adv. nonetheless; notwithstanding; however; in spite of that: a small but nevertheless important change. [1250-1300; ME; r. natheles, notheles NATHELESS; ...
Neves, Lucas Moreira Cardinal
▪ 2003       Brazilian-born Roman Catholic prelate (b. Sept. 16, 1925, São Joao del Rei, Braz.—d. Sept. 8, 2002, Rome, Italy), served in key Vatican posts (1974–87) ...
Neviim
Seph. /neuh vee eem"/; Ashk. /neuh vee"im/, n. Hebrew. the Prophets, being the second of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament. Also, Nebiim. Cf. Tanach. * * *
Nevil
/nev"euhl/, n. a male given name, form of Neville. * * *
Neville
/nev"euhl/, n. 1. Richard. See Warwick, Earl of. 2. a male given name: an Old North French family name, taken from a place-name. * * * (as used in expressions) Chamberlain ...
Neville Chamberlain
➡ Chamberlain (III) * * *
Neville Marriner
➡ Marriner * * *
Neville's Cross, Battle of
▪ England [1346]       (Oct. 17, 1346), English victory over the Scots—under David II—who, as allies of the French, had invaded England in an attempt to distract ...
Nevin
/nev"in/, n. Ethelbert Woodbridge, 1862-1901, U.S. composer. * * *
Nevin, Ethelbert Woodbridge
▪ American composer born Nov. 25, 1862, Edgeworth, Pa., U.S. died Feb. 17, 1901, New Haven, Conn.       U.S. composer of light songs and piano ...
Nevin, John Williamson
▪ American Protestant theologian born Feb. 20, 1803, Strasburg, Pa., U.S. died June 6, 1886, Lancaster, Pa.       U.S. Protestant theologian and educator who ...
Nevinnomyssk
/neuh vin'euh misk"/; Russ. /nyi vyi nu misk"/, n. a city in the SW Russian Federation in Europe, S of Stavropol. 104,000. * * * ▪ Russia       city, Stavropol kray ...
Nevins
/nev"inz/, n. Allan, 1890-1971, U.S. historian. * * *
Nevins, Allan
born May 20, 1890, Camp Point, Ill., U.S. died March 5, 1971, Menlo Park, Calif. U.S. historian. He worked nearly 20 years as a journalist before joining the faculty at ...
nevirapine
ne·vir·a·pine (nə-vîrʹə-pēn', -pĭn) n. A non-nucleoside analogue that is used as an antiviral drug in the treatment of HIV infection.   [Probably ne-, negative prefix ...
Nevis
/nee"vis, nev"is/, n. 1. one of the Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies: part of St. Kitts-Nevis; formerly a British colony. 11,900; 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km). Cf. St. ...
Nevison, John
▪ English highwayman also called  William Nevison, Nevison  also spelled  Nevinson  born 1630/40, Yorkshire, Eng. died March 15, 1685, Knavesmire, near ...
Neviʾim
▪ Old Testament (Hebrew), English  The Prophets        the second division of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, the other two being the Torah (the Law) and the ...
nevoid
See nevus. * * *
Nevşehir
▪ Turkey       city, central Turkey. It lies on the lower slopes of a hill crowned by a ruined citadel dating from the Seljuq period. Other monuments include the mosque ...
Nevski
/nev"skee, nef"-/; Russ. /nyef"skyee/, n. Alexander. See Alexander Nevsky. * * *
nevus
—nevoid /nee"voyd/, adj. /nee"veuhs/, n., pl. nevi /-vuy/. any congenital anomaly of the skin, including moles and various types of birthmarks. [1685-95; sp. var. of L naevus ...
new
—newness, n. /nooh, nyooh/, adj., newer, newest, adv., n. adj. 1. of recent origin, production, purchase, etc.; having but lately come or been brought into being: a new ...
New Age
—New Ager. 1. of or pertaining to a movement espousing a broad range of philosophies and practices traditionally viewed as occult, metaphysical, or paranormal. 2. of or ...
New Age movement
Movement that spread through occult communities in the 1970s and '80s. It looked forward to a "New Age" of love and peace and offered a foretaste of the coming era through ...
New Age music
➡ New Age * * *
New Age people
➡ New Age * * *
New Albany
n. a city in S Indiana, on the Ohio River. 37,103. * * * ▪ Indiana, United States       city, seat (1819) of Floyd county, southeastern Indiana, U.S. It lies along the ...
New American Bible
n. an English translation of the Bible based on the original languages, prepared by Catholic Biblical scholars, and first published in 1970. * * *
New Amsterdam
/am"steuhr dam'/, n. 1. a former Dutch town on Manhattan Island: the capital of New Netherland; renamed New York by the British in 1664. 2. a city in NE Guyana, on the Berbice ...
New Apostolic Church
      church organized in Germany in 1863 as the Universal Catholic Church, by members of the Catholic Apostolic Church who believed that new apostles must be appointed to ...
new archaeology
—new archaeologist, n. n. a reorientation of archaeology, dating from the 1960's, that emphasizes an explicitly scientific, problem-oriented, deductive approach to ...
New Atlantis
a political allegory by Francis Bacon, published in 1627. * * *
new ball game
n. Informal. a new or changed situation: The microcomputer created a new ball game in the field of data analysis. Once we're out of debt it'll be a whole new ball game. * * *
New Bedford
n. a seaport in SE Massachusetts: formerly a chief whaling port. 98,478. * * * ▪ Massachusetts, United States  city, Bristol county, southeastern Massachusetts, U.S. It ...
New Bedford in Moby Dick
▪ Primary Source New Bedford in Moby Dick       The following excerpt from Herman Melville's Moby Dick; or, The Whale, describes the port of New Bedford, Massachusetts, ...
New Berlin
n. a city in SE Wisconsin, near Milwaukee. 30,529. * * *
New Bern
a city in E North Carolina. 14,557. * * * ▪ North Carolina, United States       city, seat (1722) of Craven county, eastern North Carolina, U.S. It lies at the ...
new biology
n. See molecular biology. * * *
new blood
new blood n. people newly hired, recruited, etc., regarded as a potential source of fresh ideas, renewed vigor, etc. * * *
New Braunfels
/brown"feuhlz/, n. a city in S Texas, near San Antonio. 22,402. * * * ▪ Texas, United States       city, seat (1846) of Comal county and also partly in Guadalupe ...
New Brighton
n. a town in E Minnesota. 23,269. * * *
New Britain
n. 1. the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, in the W central Pacific Ocean. 175,369. ab. 14,600 sq. mi. (37,814 sq. km). Cap.: Rabaul. 2. a city in ...
New Brunswick
n. 1. a province in SE Canada, E of Maine. 664,525; 27,985 sq. mi. (72,480 sq. km). Cap.: Fredericton. 2. a city in central New Jersey. 41,442. * * * Province (pop., 2001: ...
New Brunswick, flag of
▪ Flag History       Canadian provincial flag that is horizontally divided and bears a golden lion on an upper red stripe and a lymphad (ancient galley) on a central ...
New Brunswick, University of
Canadian public university in Fredericton, founded in 1785. It has faculties of administration, arts, computer science, education, engineering, forestry, graduate studies, law, ...
New Brutalism
▪ architectural style       one aspect of the International Style of architecture that was created by Le Corbusier (Corbusier, Le) and his leading fellow architects ...
New Caledonia
/kal'i doh"nee euh, -dohn"yeuh/ 1. an island in the S Pacific, ab. 800 mi. (1290 km) E of Australia. 113,680; 6224 sq. mi. (16,120 sq. km). 2. an overseas territory of France ...
New Canaan
a town in SW Connecticut. 17,931. * * *
new candle
new candle n. CANDELA * * *
New Carrollton
a city in S central Maryland, near Washington, D.C. 12,632. * * *
New Castile
a region in central Spain: formerly a province. 27,933 sq. mi. (72,346 sq. km). Spanish, Castilla la Nueva. * * * ▪ region, Spain Spanish  Castilla La Nueva, ...
New Castle
1. a city in W Pennsylvania. 33,621. 2. a city in E Indiana. 20,056. * * * ▪ Delaware, United States       city, New Castle county, northern Delaware, U.S. It is just ...
New China News Agency
Pinyin  Xinhuashe , Wade-Giles romanization  Hsin-hua she        news agency of China, founded in 1931 as the press outlet of the Chinese Communist Party. It was ...
New Church
or Swedenborgians Church whose members follow the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg. Swedenborg did not himself found a church, but he believed that his writings would be the ...
New Church.
See New Jerusalem Church. * * *
New City
a city in SE New York. 35,859. * * *
New Comedy
Greek comedy arising toward the end of the 4th century B.C. that employed stock characters and plots drawn from contemporary bourgeois life, the formulas of which were adopted by ...
new covenant
(sometimes caps.) (in Christian exegesis) the promises of salvation made by God to humans individually, based on divine grace rather than Mosaic Law. * * *
New Covent Garden
➡ New Covent Garden Market * * *
New Covent Garden Market
(also New Covent Garden) London’s main market selling fruit, vegetables and flowers in large quantities to people who then sell them to the public. It has been in Vauxhall on ...
new criticism
—new critic, New Critic. (often caps.) an approach to the critical study of literature that concentrates on textual explication and rejects historical and biographical study as ...
new cuisine.
See nouvelle cuisine. * * *
New Deal
—New Dealer. 1. the principles of the progressive wing of the Democratic party, esp. those advocated under the leadership of President Franklin D. Roosevelt for economic ...
New Delhi
/del"ee/ a city in and the capital of India, in the N part, adjacent to Delhi. 301,800. Cf. Delhi (def. 2). * * * City (pop., 2001 prelim.: 294,783), capital of India, on the ...
New Democracy
▪ political party, Greece Greek  Nea Dimokratia        conservative political party in Greece. New Democracy was founded in 1974 by Konstantinos Karamanlis ...
New Democratic Party
Canadian democratic socialist political party. Formed in 1961 from the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, it favours a mixed public-private economy, broadened social ...
New Economic Policy
(in the Soviet Union) a program in effect from 1921 to 1928, reviving the wage system and private ownership of some factories and businesses, and abandoning grain requisitions. * ...
New Economic Policy (NEP)
Economic policy of the Soviet Union (1921–28). A temporary retreat from the failed War Communism policy of extreme centralization and doctrinaire socialism, the new measures ...
new economics
Keynesianism. [1925-30, Amer.] * * *
New Egyptian
New Egyptian n. the Egyptian language, c. 1600-700 B.C. * * *
New Empire.
See New Kingdom. * * *
New England
—New Englander. New Englandish. an area in the NE United States, including the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. * * ...
New England aster
a tall composite plant, Aster novae-angliae, of the northeastern U.S., the flowers of which have lavender to deep-purple rays. [1805-15, Amer.] * * *
New England boiled dinner
☆ New England boiled dinner n. a dish consisting of meat, often corned beef, and whole potatoes, onions, carrots, cabbage, etc. cooked by boiling * * *
New England boiled dinner.
See boiled dinner. [1935-40] * * *
New England clam chowder
a thick chowder made from clams, potatoes, onions, sometimes salt pork, and milk or cream. Cf. Manhattan clam chowder. [1880-85] * * *
New England Confederation
or United Colonies of New England Organization of four American colonies. In 1643 delegates from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Haven, and Plymouth met to solve trade, ...
New England Conservatory of Music
▪ school, Boston, Massachusetts, United States       private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Considered one of the leading ...
New England Glass Company
▪ American glass company       American glass company that was situated in East Cambridge, Mass., from about 1818 until 1888. In the latter year the company's owner, ...
New England Mountains
Mountain range and plateau, northeastern New South Wales, Australia. Part of the Great Dividing Range, the mountains are about 200 mi (320 km) long, creating Australia's largest ...
New England Patriots
▪ American football team  American professional gridiron football (football, gridiron) team based in Foxborough, Mass., that plays in the National Football League (NFL). The ...
New England Range
▪ mountains, New South Wales, Australia also called  New England Tableland , or  Northern Tableland         section of the Eastern Highlands, or Great Dividing ...
New England theology
Calvinism as modified and interpreted by the descendants of the Puritans in New England, esp. Jonathan Edwards, becoming the dominant theology there from about 1730 to ...
New England, Council for
▪ United States history       in British American colonial history, joint stock company organized in 1620 by a charter from the British crown with authority to colonize ...
New Englanders
➡ New England * * *
New English
New English n. 〚term popularized by SWEET Henry after Ger neuhochdeutsch, New High German〛 the English language since about 1750: cf. EARLY MODERN ENGLISH * * *
New English Bible
an English translation (1970) of the Bible into contemporary idiom, directed by Anglican and other Protestant churches of Great Britain. * * *
New English Dictionary on Historical Principles, A
      (NED), the title of the original edition (1884–1928) of The Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford English Dictionary, The) (q.v.), which was the revised and corrected ...
New English.
See Modern English. [1625-35, Amer.] * * *
new expressionism
neo-expressionism. Also, New Expressionism. * * *
New Fairfield
a town in SW Connecticut. 11,260. * * *
new federalism
(sometimes caps.) U.S. Govt. a plan, announced in 1969, to turn over the control of some federal programs to state and local governments and institute block grants, revenue ...
New Forest
a forest region in S England, in Hampshire: national park. 145 sq. mi. (376 sq. km). * * * ▪ district, England, United Kingdom       district, administrative and ...
New Forest ponies
➡ New Forest * * *
New France
the French colonies and possessions in North America up to 1763. * * * Possessions of France in North America from 1534 to the Treaty of Paris in 1763. After the first land ...
New Freedom
▪ United States history       in U.S. history, political ideology of Woodrow Wilson (Wilson, Woodrow), enunciated during his successful 1912 presidential campaign, ...
New Frontier
the principles and policies of the liberal wing of the Democratic party under the leadership of President John F. Kennedy. Cf. Fair Deal, Great Society, New Deal. [as a political ...
New Frontiers in Cheating
▪ 2003 Introduction by R. Murray Thomas       A number of high-profile instances involving plagiarism and résumé padding that were reported in 2001 continued to ...
New Frontiers in Radio
▪ 2005       At a promotional event in November 2004, flanked by his usual assemblage of strippers and adoring fans, Howard Stern helped bring the public's attention to ...
New Frontiersman
an advocate or follower of the New Frontier, esp. one in public service. [1960-65] * * *
New General Catalog
New General Catalog n. Astron. a catalog of star clusters, galaxies, and other non-stellar objects, published in 1888: abbrev. NGC * * *
New General Catalogue
Astron. See NGC. * * *
New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars
▪ astronomical reference list       (NGC), basic reference list of star clusters, nebulas, and galaxies. It was compiled in 1888 by Danish astronomer Johan Ludvig Emil ...
New Georgia
1. a group of islands in the Solomon Islands. 2. the chief island of this group. 50 mi. (80 km) long; 20 mi. (32 km) wide. * * *
New Georgia Islands
▪ islands, Solomon Islands  volcanic island group in the country of Solomon Islands, southwestern Pacific Ocean, 90 miles (145 km) northwest of Guadalcanal. The four main ...
New Glarus
▪ Wisconsin, United States       village, Green county, southern Wisconsin, U.S. It lies on a branch of the Sugar River, about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Madison. ...
New Glasgow
a city in N central Nova Scotia, in E Canada. 10,672. * * *
New Granada
1. a former Spanish viceroyalty in NW South America, comprising the present republics of Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, and Panama. 2. early name of Colombia (before the secession ...
New Granada, Viceroyalty of
Spanish viceroyalty in northwestern South America during colonial times. The region was conquered by the Spaniards in 1537–38 and was subject to the Viceroyalty of Peru until ...
New Greek.
See Modern Greek. * * *
New Guinea
—New Guinean. a large island N of Australia, politically divided into the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya (West Irian) and the independent country of Papua New Guinea. ...
New Guinea,Trust Territory of
New Guinea, Trust Territory of A former trust territory of Australia consisting of northeast New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, and Bougainville in the Solomon Islands. ...
New Hampshire
—New Hampshirite /hamp"sheuh ruyt'/, New Hampshireman. /hamp"sheuhr, -shear/ 1. a state in the NE United States. 920,610; 9304 sq. mi. (24,100 sq. km). Cap.: Concord. Abbr.: NH ...
New Hampshire Grants
▪ historical territory, United States       in the period before the American Revolution, the territory that subsequently became the state of Vermont. The area was ...
New Hampshire v. Louisiana
▪ law case       (108 U.S. 76 [1883]), U.S. Supreme Court case (combined with New York v. Louisiana) concerning an attempt by the states of New Hampshire and New York to ...
New Hampshire, flag of
▪ Flag History       U.S. state flag consisting of a dark blue field (background) with the state seal in the centre.       The seal of New Hampshire was ...
New Hampshire, University of
▪ university, Durham, New Hampshire, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Durham, N.H., U.S. The only university in the state, ...
New Hampshirite
New Hampshirite [hamp′shərīt΄, ham′shərīt΄] adj., n. 1. of New Hampshire: usually used in the predicate 2. a person born or living in New Hampshire * * *
New Harmony
a town in SW Indiana: socialistic community established by Robert Owen 1825. 945. * * * ▪ Indiana, United States       town, Posey county, southwestern Indiana, U.S. It ...
New Haven
a seaport in S Connecticut, on Long Island Sound. 126,109. * * * City (pop., 2000: 123,626), south-central Connecticut, U.S. A port of entry on Long Island Sound, it was ...
New Haven Colony
Amer. Hist. a settlement founded in 1638 by John Davenport and Theophilus Eaton at Quinnipiac (now New Haven, Conn.). * * *
New Haven stem
Naut. a straight stem for flatbottomed boats in which the ends of the side planking are mitered and covered with a sheet of metal, the stem piece being wholly inside. * * *
New Haven theology
Taylorism. * * *
New Hebrew.
See Modern Hebrew. * * *
New Hebrides
former name of Vanuatu. * * *
New High German
the High German language since c1500. * * *
New Hope
a town in SE Minnesota, near Minneapolis. 23,087. * * * ▪ Pennsylvania, United States       borough (town) and artists' colony, Bucks county, southeastern ...
New Humanism
▪ literary criticism       critical movement in the United States between 1910 and 1930, based on the literary and social theories of the English poet and critic Matthew ...
New Iberia
a city in S Louisiana. 32,766. * * * ▪ Louisiana, United States       city, seat (1868) of Iberia parish, southern Louisiana, U.S., on Bayou Teche (connected via canal ...
New Ireland
an island in the Bismarck Archipelago, in the W central Pacific Ocean NE of New Guinea: part of Papua New Guinea. 59,543; ab. 3800 sq. mi. (9800 sq. km). * * * formerly ...
new jack (swing)
☆ new jack (swing) or new jack n. a style of rhythm-and-blues music blending rap, disco, funk, soul, etc. and characterized by aggressive, boastful, romantic lyrics * * *
New Jersey
—New Jerseyite /jerr"zee uyt'/, New Jerseyan. a state in the E United States, on the Atlantic coast. 7,364,158; 7836 sq. mi. (20,295 sq. km). Cap.: Trenton. Abbr.: NJ (for use ...
New Jersey Devils
▪ American ice hockey team       American professional ice hockey team based in Newark, N.J. The Devils play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the ...
New Jersey plan
Amer. Hist. a plan, unsuccessfully proposed at the Constitutional Convention, providing for a single legislative house with equal representation for each state. Cf. Connecticut ...
New Jersey tea
a North American shrub, Ceanothus americanus, of the buckthorn family, the leaves of which were used as a substitute for tea during the American Revolution. [1750-60] * * *
New Jersey, College of
▪ college, Ewing, New Jersey, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Ewing township, near Trenton, New Jersey, U.S. It comprises ...
New Jersey, flag of
▪ Flag History       U.S. state flag consisting of a background of buff (light tan) with the state coat of arms (arms, coat of) in the centre.       The state ...
New Jerseyite
New Jerseyite [jʉr′zēīt΄] adj., n. 1. of New Jersey 2. a person born or living in New Jersey * * *
New Jerusalem
the abode of God and His saints; heaven. Rev. 21:2. Also called Heavenly City, Celestial City. * * *
New Jerusalem Church
the church composed of the followers of Swedenborg; the Swedenborgian church. Also called Church of the New Jerusalem, New Church. * * *
New Journalism
—New Journalist. journalism containing the writer's personal opinions and reactions and often fictional asides as added color. [1965-70] * * *
New Kensington
a city in W Pennsylvania. 17,660. * * * ▪ Pennsylvania, United States       city, Westmoreland county, western Pennsylvania, U.S., on the Allegheny River, and near ...
New Kingdom
the period in the history of ancient Egypt, 1580-1085 B.C., comprising the 18th to 20th dynasties, characterized by the predominance of Thebes. Also called New Empire. Cf. Middle ...
New Labour
a phrase used by Tony Blair in the 1990s to refer to his aim of making the British Labour Party more modern. New Labour became more attractive to the British public, for example, ...
New Latin
Neo-Latin. * * *
new learning
the humanist revival of classical Greek and Latin studies and the development of Biblical scholarship in the 15th and 16th centuries in Europe. * * *
New Left
—New Leftist. (sometimes l.c.) a radical leftist political movement active esp. during the 1960s and 1970s, composed largely of college students and young intellectuals, whose ...
New Lincoln School
▪ school, New York City, New York, United States       private experimental coeducational school in New York City enrolling students from kindergarten through grade 12. ...
New London
a seaport in SE Connecticut, on the Thames River: naval base. 28,842. * * * ▪ Connecticut, United States  city, coextensive with the town (township) of New London, New ...
new look
—new-look, adj. 1. a new or changed appearance, approach, etc., esp. one characterized by marked departure from the previous or traditional one. 2. (usually caps.) a style of ...
New Madrid
▪ Missouri, United States       city, seat (1821) of New Madrid county, southeastern Missouri, U.S., on the Mississippi River, 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Cairo, Ill. ...
New Madrid earthquakes of 1811–12
  series of three large earthquakes that occurred near New Madrid in southern Missouri on Dec. 16, 1811 (magnitude from 8.0 to 8.5), and on Jan. 23 (magnitude 8.4) and Feb. ...
New Madrid Fault
▪ geological feature, United States also called  New Madrid Seismic Zone,        deep-seated fracture in the Earth's crust trending southwest-northeast through ...
New Market
▪ Virginia, United States       town, Shenandoah county, northwestern Virginia, U.S., in the Shenandoah Valley. Laid out in 1784 and early known as Crossroads, it was ...
New Martinsville
▪ West Virginia, United States       city, seat (1846) of Wetzel county, northern West Virginia, U.S., on the Ohio River, (Ohio River) about 32 miles (51 km) southwest ...
new math
a unified, sequential system of teaching arithmetic and mathematics in accord with set theory so as to reveal basic concepts: used in some U.S. schools, esp. in the 1960s and ...
new media
developing usually electronic forms of media regarded as being experimental. [1990-95] * * *
New Mexican
New Mexican adj., n. 1. of New Mexico 2. a person born or living in New Mexico * * *
New Mexico
—New Mexican. a state in the SW United States. 1,299,968; 121,666 sq. mi. (315,115 sq. km). Cap.: Santa Fe. Abbr.: NM (for use with zip code), N. Mex., N.M. * * * State (pop., ...
New Mexico State University
▪ university, Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Las Cruces, New Mexico, U.S. It anchors the New Mexico ...
New Mexico, flag of
▪ Flag History       U.S. state flag consisting of a yellow field (background) with a Zia Indian sun in red as its central symbol.       The original state flag ...
New Mexico, University of
▪ university, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning, situated east of the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New ...
New Milford
1. a town in W Connecticut. 19,420. 2. a city in NE New Jersey. 16,876. * * * ▪ New Jersey, United States       borough (town), Bergen county, northeastern New Jersey, ...
New Millennium-Just When Is It Anyway?
▪ 2000       No sooner had people planning their 1999 New Year's Eve celebrations referred to Jan. 1, 2000, as ushering in the 3rd millennium than someone declaimed that ...
New Model Army
the army organized by Oliver Cromwell in 1645 to fight the supporters of Charles I in the English Civil War. It was Britain’s first professional army, and its discipline and ...
new money
➡ aristocracy * * *
new moon
1. the moon either when in conjunction with the sun or soon after, being either invisible or visible only as a slender crescent. 2. the phase of the moon at this time. See diag. ...
New Musical Express
(abbr NME) a British newspaper, published every Saturday, that consists mainly of articles about pop music. It has a reputation for recognizing new groups and musical styles ...
New National Gallery
▪ museum, Berlin, Germany German  Neues Nationalgalerie        art museum in Berlin, Ger., featuring 20th-century European painting and sculpture.       The ...
New Nationalism
American political policy espoused by Theodore Roosevelt. Influenced by Herbert Croly's The Promise of American Life (1910), Roosevelt used the phrase in a speech in which he ...
New Netherland
a Dutch colony in North America (1613-64), comprising the area along the Hudson River and the lower Delaware River. By 1669 all of the land comprising this colony was taken over ...
New Norfolk
▪ Tasmania, Australia       town, southern Tasmania, Australia, on the Derwent River. From 1807 to 1808 inhabitants of Norfolk Island in the South Pacific Ocean were ...
New Norse
Nynorsk. * * *
New Novel
▪ literature French  nouveau roman,  also called (more broadly)  antinovel        avant-garde novel of the mid-20th century that marked a radical departure from the ...
new order
1. a new or revised system of operation, form of government, plan of attack, or the like. 2. (caps.) the system of political and economic control and of social organization that ...
New Orleans
—New Orleanian /awr lee"nee euhn, -leen"yeuhn/. /awr"lee euhnz, awr leenz", awr"leuhnz/ a seaport in SE Louisiana, on the Mississippi: British defeated (1815) by Americans ...
New Orleans lugger
a half-decked fishing boat, formerly used on the Gulf of Mexico near New Orleans, having a rather broad hull with centerboard and a single mast with a large dipping lugsail. * * *
New Orleans Race Riot
▪ United States history       (July 1866), after the American Civil War, incident of white violence directed against black urban dwellers in Louisiana; the event was ...
New Orleans style
a style of jazz developed in New Orleans early in the 20th century, influenced by blues, ragtime, marching band music, and minstrelsy and marked by polyphonic group ...
New Orleans, Battle of
I (1815) Battle between the U.S. and Britain during the War of 1812. Late in 1814 a British fleet of more than 50 ships commanded by Gen. Edward Pakenham (1778–1815) sailed ...
New Palace of Westminster
➡ Palace of Westminster * * *
New Paltz
▪ New York, United States  town (township), Ulster county, southeastern New York, U.S., on the Wallkill River, just northwest of Poughkeepsie; it includes the village of ...
new penny
penny (def. 2). [1965-70] * * *
New People's Army
▪ political organization, Philippines       military arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines, Marxist-Leninist (CPP-ML), which is a Communist organization ...
New Philadelphia
a city in E Ohio. 16,883. * * * ▪ Ohio, United States       city, seat (1808) of Tuscarawas county, east-central Ohio, U.S. It lies along the Tuscarawas River, ...
New Plymouth
a seaport on W North Island, in New Zealand. 43,914. * * * ▪ New Zealand       city (“district”) and port, Taranaki local government region, western North Island, ...
New Politics
(sometimes l.c.) politics concerned more with grass-roots participation in the political process than with party loyalty or affiliation: identified esp. with the candidacies of ...
New Port Richey
/rich"ee/ a town in central Florida. 11,196. * * *
New Professionals
▪ 1996       During 1995 more of the traditional barriers in sports between amateurs and professionals crumbled beneath the weight of commercial pressure. Chief among ...
New Providence
1. an island in the N Bahamas. 101,503; 58 sq. mi. (150 sq. km). 2. a borough in NE New Jersey. 12,426. * * *
New Providence Island
▪ island, The Bahamas  principal island of The Bahamas (Bahamas, The), located between Andros Island (west) and Eleuthera Island (east). It has a length of 21 miles (34 km) ...
New Realism
—New Realist. Philos. neorealism. [1905-10] * * * Early 20th-century movement in metaphysics and epistemology that opposed the idealism dominant in British and U.S. ...
New Religious Movement
Introduction       the generally accepted term for what is sometimes called, often with pejorative connotations, a “cult.” The term New Religious Movement has been ...
new religious movement (NRM)
Any religion originating in recent centuries having characteristic traits including eclecticism and syncretism, a leader who claims extraordinary powers, and a "countercultural" ...
New Republic
a US political and cultural magazine known for its liberal opinions. It was established in 1914 and is published each week. People who have written for the magazine include John ...
New Republic Party
▪ political party, South Africa Afrikaans  Nuwe Republikeinse Party (NRP)        former South African political party founded in 1977 as the direct successor to the ...
New Republic, The
Weekly journal of opinion, founded in 1914 by Willard Straight, with Herbert Croly as editor. Long one of the most influential liberal magazines in the U.S., it early reflected ...
New Revised Standard Version
New Revised Standard Version n. a thorough revision of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible sponsored by the National Council of Churches in the U.S. and published in 1989 * ...
New Right
—New Rightist. (sometimes l.c.) a group of conservatives whose views diverge from those of traditional conservatives, as in being more staunchly opposed to abortion or defense ...
New River
River, southwestern Virginia and southern West Virginia, U.S. It is formed in North Carolina and flows north across Virginia into West Virginia where it joins the Gauley River to ...
New Rochelle
/reuh shel", roh-/ a city in SE New York, near New York City. 70,794. * * * ▪ New York, United States       city, Westchester county, southeastern New York, U.S. It ...
New Romney
a seaport town in E Kent, in SE England: one of the Cinque Ports. 3414. Formerly, Romney. * * * ▪ England, United Kingdom  town (parish), Shepway district, administrative ...
New Ross
▪ Ireland Irish  Ros Mhic Thriaúin (“Wood of the Son of Treon”)        port town, County Wexford, Ireland. It lies along the River Barrow (Barrow, River), just ...
New School University
formerly New School for Social Research Private university in New York City. It was established in 1919 as an informal centre for adult education and soon became the first ...
New Scientist
a British magazine containing news and opinions about new developments in science and technology and their effects on society and the environment. It has been published every ...
New Scotland Yard
the main offices in London, England, of most departments of the Metropolitan Police. The original offices were in a street off Whitehall called Scotland Yard. They were moved to ...
New Scotland Yard.
See under Scotland Yard (def. 1). * * *
New Shoreham
      town, Rhode Island, U.S., coextensive with Block Island (q.v.). * * *
New Shrewsbury
former name of Tinton Falls. * * *
New Siberian Islands
a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean, N of the Russian Federation in Asia: part of the Yakut Autonomous Republic. 14,826 sq. mi. (38,400 sq. km). * * * Island group, Arctic ...
New Smyrna Beach
a town in NE Florida. 13,557. * * * ▪ Florida, United States       city, Volusia county, northeastern Florida, U.S. It lies 15 miles (25 km) south of Daytona Beach, ...
New South Wales
a state in SE Australia. 5,126,217; 309,433 sq. mi. (801,430 sq. km). Cap.: Sydney. * * * State (pop., 2001: 6,609,304), southeastern Australia. Bounded by Queensland, the ...
New South Wales Corps
▪ British military       (1789–1818), British military force formed for service in the convict colony of New South Wales; it figured prominently in the early history ...
New South Wales, Art Gallery of
▪ museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia       in Sydney, Australia, government-maintained art museum founded in 1874 with a grant from the state government. A new ...
New South Wales, flag of
▪ Flag History       Australian flag consisting of a dark blue field (background) bearing the Union Jack (United Kingdom, flag of the) in the canton and, at the fly ...


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