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New Spain
the former Spanish possessions in the Western Hemisphere, at one time including South America (except Brazil), Central America, Mexico, the West Indies, Florida, and most of the ...
New Spain, Viceroyalty of
Former Spanish viceroyalty (1535–1821), principally in North America. At various times it included what is now the southwestern U.S. (as well as Florida and parts of the coast ...
New Statesman
a British magazine published each week, containing articles about politics, society and the arts, usually written from a left-wing point of view. Established in 1913, it is ...
New Stone Age
the Neolithic period. * * *
New Style
time reckoned according to the Gregorian calendar. Cf. old style (def. 2). [1605-15] * * *
New Sweden
a colony established by Swedish settlers in 1638 along the Delaware River and captured by the Dutch in 1655: the only Swedish colony in America. * * * Only Swedish colony in ...
New Territories
▪ region, Hong Kong, China       part of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, southeastern China. It comprises the northern portion of the Kowloon Peninsula ...
New Territories.
See under Hong Kong (def. 1). * * *
New Test.
New Testament. * * *
new theology
a movement away from orthodox or fundamentalist theological thought, originating in the late 19th century and aimed at reconciling modern concepts and discoveries in science and ...
new thing.
See free jazz. * * *
New Thought
—New Thoughter, New Thoughtist. a system of doctrine and practice originating in the 19th century and stressing the power of thought to control physical and mental ...
New Tōkaidō Line
      high-speed rail line between Tokyo and Osaka that comprises the first segment of the Shinkansen Line (q.v.). * * *
new town
(sometimes caps.) a comprehensively planned, self-sufficient urban community that provides housing, educational, recreational, and commercial facilities and often serves to ...
New Ulm
/ulm/ a city in S Minnesota. 13,755. * * * ▪ Minnesota, United States  city, seat of Brown county, south-central Minnesota, U.S., on the Minnesota River, near the mouth of ...
new wave
—new-wave, adj. —newwaver. 1. a movement, trend, or vogue, as in art, literature, or politics, that breaks with traditional concepts, values, techniques, or the like. 2. ...
New Westminster
a city in SW British Columbia, in SW Canada, on the Fraser River: suburb of Vancouver. 38,550. * * * ▪ British Columbia, Canada       city, southwestern British ...
New Windsor
▪ New York, United States       town (township), Orange county, southeastern New York, U.S., on the Hudson River, immediately south of Newburgh. The old village, New ...
New World
New World New World1 adj. designating or of a group of animals or plants native to the Western Hemisphere, esp. the Americas New World2 the Western Hemisphere * * * ➡ America ...
New World Disorder
▪ 1994 by Daniel Schorr       My friend Flora Lewis summed up the year 1991 in these pages, with appropriate tentativeness, as "a time of transition." She noted the fears ...
New World monkey
any of various arboreal anthropoid primates of the group or superfamily Platyrrhini, inhabiting forests from Mexico to Argentina and typically having a hairy face, widely ...
new world order
(sometimes caps.) the post-Cold War organization of power in which nations tend to cooperate rather than foster conflict. [1990] * * *
New World.
See Western Hemisphere (def. 1). * * *
new year
1. the year approaching or newly begun. 2. See New Year's Day. 3. (caps.) the first day or few days of a year in any of various calendars. [1150-1200; ME] * * *
New Year festival
      any of the social, cultural, and religious observances worldwide that celebrate the beginning of the new year. Such festivals are among the oldest and the most ...
New Year Honours
the aristocratic titles and other awards given to people by the British king or queen on New Year’s Day (= 1 January) each year: She got an OBE in the New Year Honours list. * ...
New Year's
1. See New Year's Day. 2. See New Year's Eve. * * *
New Year's (Day)
New Year's (Day) or New Year's n. Jan. 1, the first day of a calendar year, usually celebrated as a legal holiday * * *
New Year's Day
January 1, celebrated as a holiday in many countries. [1150-1200; ME] * * * First day of the new year, celebrated with religious, cultural, and social observances around the ...
New Year's Eve
the night of December 31, often celebrated with merrymaking to usher in the new year at midnight. [1350-1400; ME] * * *
New Year’s Day
➡ New Year * * *
New Year’s Eve
➡ New Year * * *
New York
—New Yorker. 1. Also called New York State. a state in the NE United States. 17,557,288; 49,576 sq. mi. (128,400 sq. km). Cap.: Albany. Abbr.: NY (for use with zip code), ...
New York Bay
a bay of the Atlantic at the mouth of the Hudson, W of Long Island and E of Staten Island and New Jersey. * * *
New York Botanical Garden
▪ garden, New York City, New York, United States  one of the leading centres of botanical research and floristics in the United States. The 250-acre (101-hectare) garden, ...
New York Central Railroad
Major U.S. railroad. It was founded in 1853 to consolidate 10 railroads that paralleled the Erie Canal between Albany and Buffalo, the oldest being the Mohawk and Hudson, New ...
New York Central Railroad Company
▪ American railway       one of the major American railroads that connected the East Coast with the interior. Founded in 1853, it was a consolidation of 10 small ...
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. and an important seaport, it consists of five boroughs: the ...
New York City Ballet
Preeminent U.S. ballet company. The company is descended from the American Ballet, which was founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein in 1935 and revived as the Ballet ...
New York City Police Department
(abbr NYPD) the large police department for New York City which was created in 1845, based on London’s Metropolitan Police and which was considered to be the first modern style ...
New York Curb Exchange
former name of the American Stock Exchange. * * *
New York cut.
See shell steak. * * *
New York Daily News
a popular tabloid newspaper published in New York every day. It was established in 1919 and is known for its large headlines, large photographs and short articles. * * * Morning ...
New York Dolls, the
▪ American rock group  American band whose raw brand of glam rock revitalized the , foreshadowing punk rock (punk) by half a decade. The members were David Johansen (b. ...
New York Drama Critics Circle Award
any of several awards given each year by New York theatre critics (= newspaper and magazine writers who give their opinions about plays performed). The awards were first given ...
New York fern
a shield fern, Thelypteris noveboracenis, of eastern North America, having yellowish-green fronds. * * *
New York Giants
▪ American football team  American professional gridiron football (football, gridiron) team based in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants won three Super Bowls (Super Bowl) ...
New York Herald
▪ American newspaper       American daily newspaper published from 1835 to 1924 in New York City. It was one of the first papers created in the penny-press movement, and ...
New York Herald-Tribune
➡ International Herald-Tribune. * * *
New York Jets
▪ American football team  American professional gridiron football (football, gridiron) team based in Florham Park, N.J., that plays in the National Football League (NFL). ...
New York Mets
▪ American baseball team  American professional baseball team based in Flushing, Queens, N.Y. The Mets won two World Series championships (1969, 1986) and four division ...
New York Philharmonic
the oldest orchestra in the US, established in 1842. It has more than 100 musicians and performs in the Avery Fisher Hall, completed in 1962 as part of the Lincoln Center for the ...
New York Public Library
the largest research library in the world that lends books to the public. The main building in New York is on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, but it includes 87 other local ...
New York Rangers
▪ American hockey team       American professional ice hockey team based in New York City. One of the oldest teams in the National Hockey League (NHL), the Rangers ...
New York Review of Books
a US magazine, started in 1963 and published every two weeks, which contains articles about new books and also science, politics, US culture and the arts. It is respected for the ...
New York school
a loosely associated group of American and European artists and sculptors, esp. abstract expressionist painters, active in and near New York City chiefly in the 1940s and ...
New York State
a north-eastern US state which was one of the 13 original states. It is also known as the Empire State. It has the third largest population of any state, after California and ...
New York State Barge Canal
1. a New York State waterway system. 575 mi. (925 km) long. 2. the main canal of this system, between the Hudson River and Lake Erie: consists of the rebuilt Erie Canal. 352 mi. ...
New York State Canal System
New York State Canal System system of waterways connecting Lake Erie & the Hudson River, with branches to lakes Ontario, Champlain, Cayuga, & Seneca: 524 mi (843 km): cf. ERIE ...
New York State.
See New York (def. 1). * * *
New York steak.
See shell steak. * * *
New York Stock Exchange
the largest stock exchange in the U.S., located in New York City. Abbr.: NYSE, N.Y.S.E. Cf. American Stock Exchange. * * * ▪ stock exchange, New York City, New York, United ...
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
World's largest marketplace for securities. The exchange began as an informal meeting of 24 men in 1792 on what is now Wall Street in New York City. It was formally constituted ...
New York strip.
See shell steak. * * *
New York Sun
▪ American newspaper       daily newspaper published from 1833 to 1950 in New York City, long one of the most influential of American (United States) newspapers. The Sun ...
New York Times
a famous US newspaper read mainly by people who are well educated. Its well-known motto is ‘All the News That’s Fit to Print’. The paper is published each morning in New ...
New York Times, The
Morning daily newspaper, long the U.S. newspaper of record. From its establishment in 1851 it has aimed to avoid sensationalism and to appeal to cultured, intellectual readers. ...
New York University
(abbr NYU) a private university in New York City. Its main buildings are in Greenwich Village, with some also in the Bronx. It was established in 1831 and is now one of the ...
New York World
▪ American newspaper       daily newspaper published in New York City from 1860 to 1931, a colourful and vocal influence in American journalism in its various ...
New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company
▪ American company byname  The Nickel Plate,         American railroad that began operations between Buffalo, N.Y., and Chicago in 1882. That same year William H. ...
New York, flag of
▪ Flag History       U.S. state flag consisting of a dark blue field (background) with a central coat of arms (arms, coat of).       The arms feature a sun ...
New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company
▪ American railway       American railroad operating in southern New England and New York. It was absorbed by the Penn Central Transportation Company in ...
New York, State University of (SUNY)
Largest university system in the U.S. Founded in 1948, it consists of university centres in Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, and Stony Brook; colleges of arts and sciences in ...
New Yorker
New Yorker [yôr′kər] adj., n. 1. a) of the state of New York b) of the city of New York 2. a) a person born or living in the state of New York b) a person born or living in ...
New Yorker, The
U.S. weekly magazine, famous for its varied literary fare and humour. It was founded in 1925 by Harold Ross, who was its editor until 1951. Initially focused on New York City's ...
New Yorkese
/yawr keez", -kees"/ the speech thought to be characteristic of a person from New York City, as in pronunciation or vocabulary. [1890-95, Amer.; NEW YORK + -ESE] * * *
New Zealand
—New Zealander. /zee"leuhnd/ a country in the S Pacific, SE of Australia, consisting of North Island, South Island, and adjacent small islands: a member of the Commonwealth of ...
New Zealand Company
▪ British company       (1838–58), British joint-stock company responsible for much of the early settlement of New Zealand; it attempted to colonize in accordance with ...
New Zealand flax
a large New Zealand plant, Phormium tenax, of the agave family, having showy, red-margined, leathery leaves and dull-red flowers, grown as an ornamental and for the ...
New Zealand Labour Party
▪ political party, New Zealand       political party established in 1916 in a merger of various socialist and trade-union groups, including the Unified Labour Party ...
New Zealand literature
Introduction       the body of literatures, both oral and written, produced in New Zealand. Maori narrative: the oral tradition       Like all Polynesian peoples, ...
New Zealand National Party
▪ political party, New Zealand       political party founded in 1936 in the merger of non-Labour groups, most notably the United Party and the Reform Party, two parties ...
New Zealand Political Reform League
▪ political party, New Zealand byname  Reform Party,         conservative political party formed from various local and sectional organizations that took power in ...
New Zealand short-tailed bat
▪ mammal       either of two species (M. robusta and M. tuberculata) of small bats that are the only species in the rare bat family Mystacinidae, which is found only in ...
New Zealand spinach
a plant, Tetragonia tetragonioides, of warm regions, cultivated for its edible leaves, eaten as a vegetable. [1815-25] * * *
New Zealand, Church of the Province of
▪ New Zealand Anglican denomination       an independent Anglican church that developed from missionary work begun in the 19th century. The first missionaries arrived in ...
New Zealand, flag of
▪ Flag History       national flag consisting of a blue field with the Union Jack (United Kingdom, flag of the) in the canton and four stars, forming the Southern ...
New Zealander
➡ New Zealand * * *
New, Resurgent, and Surprising Viruses
▪ 1996       The smallest of the microbes, the viruses, provoked the greatest concern in 1995. Australian scientists reported in April that they had identified the cause ...
New-Agey
See NewAger. * * *
new-collar
/nooh"kol"euhr, nyooh"/, adj. pertaining to or designating middle-class wage earners holding jobs in a service industry. Cf. blue collar. [1985-90] * * *
new-fashioned
/nooh"fash"euhnd, nyooh"-/, adj. 1. lately come into fashion; made in a new style, fashion, etc. 2. up-to-date; modern; progressive. [1605-15] * * *
new-mint
/nooh"mint", nyooh"-/, v.t. 1. to mint or coin afresh. 2. to give a new meaning or sense to (a word, term, or expression). [1585-95] * * *
new-mown
/nooh"mohn", nyooh"-/, adj. recently mown or cut: the refreshing smell of new-mown hay. [1425-75; late ME] * * *
new-rich
/nooh"rich", nyooh"-/, adj. 1. newly or suddenly wealthy. 2. characteristic of a newly or suddenly wealthy person: a new-rich display of expensive jewelry. n. 3. See nouveau ...
new-sprung
/nooh"sprung", nyooh"-/, adj. newly or suddenly come into existence. [1585-95; NEW + SPRUNG] * * *
New-York Historical Society
▪ museum and research institute, New York City, New York, United States       museum and research institute of New York history, located on Central Park West, New York ...
NewAge
New Age adj. 1. Of or relating to a complex of spiritual and consciousness-raising movements originating in the 1980s and covering a range of themes from a belief in spiritualism ...
NewAger
See New Age. * * *
NewAmsterdam
New Amsterdam A settlement established in 1624 by the Dutch at the mouth of the Hudson River on the southern end of Manhattan Island. It was the capital of New Netherland from ...
Newar
/ni wahr"/, n., pl. Newars, (esp. collectively) Newar. a member of a Mongoloid people of Nepal. * * * People living in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. They make up about half ...
Newari
/ni wahr"ee/, n. a Sino-Tibetan language, the language of the Newar. [1875-80] * * *
Newark
/nooh"euhrk, nyooh"-/ for 1-3, 5; /nooh"ahrk', nyooh"-/ for 4; for 1 also locally /noork, nyoork/, n. 1. a city in NE New Jersey, on Newark Bay. 329,248. 2. a city in central ...
Newark and Sherwood
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       district, administrative and historic county of Nottinghamshire, central England, in the east-central part of the county. ...
Newark Bay
n. a bay in NE New Jersey. 6 mi. (10 km) long; 1 mi. (1.6 km) wide. * * *
Newark-on-Trent
▪ England, United Kingdom also called  Newark        town, Newark and Sherwood district, administrative and historic county of Nottinghamshire, England. It lies ...
NewBedford
New Bedford A city of southeast Massachusetts on Buzzards Bay east-southeast of Fall River. Settled in the mid-1600s, it was a major whaling port in the first half of the 19th ...
Newberg
/nooh"berrg, nyooh"-/, n. a town in NW Oregon. 10,394. * * * ▪ Oregon, United States       city, Yamhill county, northwestern Oregon, U.S. It lies in the Willamette ...
Newberry
▪ county, South Carolina, United States       county, central South Carolina, U.S., a hilly region of the Piedmont. The Broad River and its Parr Reservoir impoundment ...
Newbery
/nooh"ber ee, -beuh ree, nyooh"-/, n. John, 1713-67, English publisher. * * *
Newbery Award
an annual award for the most distinguished book for juveniles. * * *
Newbery Medal
a US award presented each year to the author of the best US children’s book. It was established in 1922 and is presented by the Association for Library Service to Children, a ...
Newbery, John
born 1713, Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire, Eng. died Dec. 22, 1767, London English publisher. In 1744 he set up a bookshop and publishing house in London, and it became one of ...
newbie
/nooh"bee, nyooh"-/, n. a newcomer, esp. an inexperienced user of the Internet or of computers in general. [1965-70, Amer.; NEWB(ORN) + -IE] * * *
newblood
new blood n. New people considered as a revitalizing force, as in an organization. * * *
Newbold
/nooh"bohld, nyooh"-/, n. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Coe Sebastian Newbold Wharton Edith Newbold Edith Newbold Jones * * *
Newbolt
/nooh"bohlt, nyooh"-/, n. Sir Henry John, 1862-1938, English poet, novelist, naval historian, and critic. * * *
Newbolt, Sir Henry (John)
▪ British poet born June 6, 1862, Bilston, Staffordshire, Eng. died April 19, 1938, London       English poet, best-known for his patriotic and nautical ...
newborn
/nooh"bawrn", nyooh"-/, adj., n., pl. newborn, newborns. adj. 1. recently or only just born. 2. born anew; reborn: a newborn faith in human goodness. n. 3. a newborn infant; ...
NewBritain
I. New Britain1 A volcanic island of Papua New Guinea, in the southwest Pacific Ocean. The largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago, it was first visited and named by William ...
NewBrunswick
New Brunswick 1. Abbr. NB or N.B. A province of eastern Canada on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Part of French Acadia and then the province of Nova Scotia, it became a separate ...
Newburg
/nooh"berrg, nyooh"-/, adj. (of seafood) cooked with a cream sauce containing sherry: lobster Newburg. [1900-05, Amer.; after Newburgh, a fishing village in Scotland] * * *
Newburgh
/nooh"berrg, nyooh"-/, n. a city in SE New York, on the Hudson. 23,438. * * * ▪ New York, United States       city, Orange county, southeastern New York, U.S. It lies ...
Newburn
▪ neighbourhood, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom       urban area, Newcastle upon Tyne metropolitan borough, metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear, ...
Newburn, Battle of
▪ English history       (Aug. 28, 1640), decisive military encounter in the Bishops' War (Bishops' Wars), in which an army of Scottish invaders defeated the English ...
Newbury
▪ England, United Kingdom       town, West Berkshire unitary authority, historic county of Berkshire, England. The town lies along the River Kennet, on the Kennet and ...
Newbury, Milton Sim
▪ 2003 “Mickey”        American songwriter and musician (b. May 19, 1940, Houston, Texas—d. Sept. 29, 2002, Springfield, Ore.), wrote more than 500 songs. More ...
Newburyport
/nooh"beuh ree pawrt', -pohrt', -ber'ee-, nyooh"-/, n. a city in NE Massachusetts. 15,900. * * * ▪ Massachusetts, United States       city, Essex county, northeastern ...
NewCaledonia
New Caledonia A French overseas territory in the southwest Pacific Ocean consisting of the island of New Caledonia and several smaller islands. The island of New Caledonia was ...
NewCastile
New Castile A historical region of central Spain that combined with Old Castile to the north to form the kingdom of Castile. It was united with Aragon after the marriage of ...
Newcastle
/nooh"kas'euhl, -kah'seuhl, nyooh"-/, n. 1. 1st Duke of. See Pelham-Holles, Thomas. 2. Also called Newcastle-upon-Tyne /nooh"kas'euhl euh pon'tuyn", -euh pawn'-, -kah'seuhl-, ...
Newcastle (-under-Lyme), Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st duke of
born July 21, 1693 died Nov. 17, 1768, London, Eng. British politician. He inherited lands from his father and uncle that by 1714 made him one of the wealthiest Whig landowners ...
Newcastle (-upon-Tyne), William Cavendish, 1st duke of
born с 1593 died Dec. 25, 1676, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire, Eng. British Royalist commander in the English Civil Wars. Through inheritances and royal favour, he became very ...
Newcastle disease
Vet. Pathol. a rapidly spreading virus-induced disease of birds and domestic fowl, as chickens, marked by respiratory difficulty, reduced egg production and, in chicks, ...
Newcastle upon Tyne
or Newcastle City and metropolitan borough (pop., 2001: 259,573), metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear, historic county of Northumberland, northeastern England, on the River ...
Newcastle, Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of, Duke Of Newcastle-upon-tyne, Marquess Of Clare, Earl Of Clare, Viscount Haughton, Baron Pelham Of Laughton, Baron Pelham Of Stanmer
▪ prime minister of United Kingdom original name  Thomas Pelham   born July 21, 1693 died Nov. 17, 1768, London, Eng.  prime minister of Great Britain from 1754 to 1756 and ...
Newcastle-under-Lyme
▪ England, United Kingdom       town and borough (district), administrative and historic county of Staffordshire, west-central England. It borders the city of ...
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
(also Newcastle) an industrial city and port on the river Tyne in north-east England. It used to be an important centre for coal mining and shipbuilding, and many people became ...
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, William Cavendish, 1st Duke of
▪ English commander also called (from 1620)  Viscount Mansfield, Baron Ogle of Bothal,  (from 1628)  Earl of Newcastle-upon-Tyne,  and  Baron Cavendish of Bolsover,  and ...
Newchwang
/nooh"chwahng", nyooh"-/, n. Niuzhuang. * * *
Newcomb
/nooh"keuhm, nyooh"-/, n. Simon, 1835-1909, U.S. astronomer. * * *
Newcomb, Josephine Louise Le Monnier
▪ American philanthropist née  Josephine Louise Le Monnier  born Oct. 31, 1816, Baltimore, Md., U.S. died April 7, 1901, New York, N.Y.  American philanthropist, founder ...
Newcomb, Simon
▪ American astronomer and mathematician Introduction born March 12, 1835, Wallace, Nova Scotia died July 11, 1909, Washington, D.C.  Canadian-born American astronomer and ...
Newcomen
/nooh kum"euhn, nyooh-/, n. Thomas, 1663-1729, English inventor. * * *
Newcomen, Thomas
born Feb. 28, 1663, Dartmouth, Devon, Eng. died Aug. 5, 1729, London British engineer. In 1712 he built his atmospheric steam engine, a precursor of James Watt's engine. In the ...
newcomer
/nooh"kum'euhr, nyooh"-/, n. a person or thing that has recently arrived; new arrival: She is a newcomer to our city. The firm is a newcomer in the field of ...
NewCritic
See New Criticism. * * *
NewCriticism
New Criticism n. A method of literary evaluation and interpretation practiced chiefly in the mid-20th century that emphasizes close examination of a text with minimum regard for ...
NewDeal
New Deal n. 1. The programs and policies to promote economic recovery and social reform introduced during the 1930s by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. 2. The period during which ...
NewDealer
See New Deal. * * *
NewDelhi
New Delhi The capital of India, in the north-central part of the country south of Delhi. It was constructed 1912-1929 to replace Calcutta as the capital of British India and ...
Newdigate Prize
▪ British literary prize       poetry prize founded in 1805 by Sir Roger Newdigate and awarded at the University of Oxford. The award is given annually for the best ...
newel
/nooh"euhl, nyooh"-/, n. 1. See newel post. 2. a central pillar or upright from which the steps of a winding stair radiate. 3. (on an escalator) the horizontal section of railing ...
newel post
a post supporting one end of a handrail at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs. [1790-1800] * * *
Newell
(as used in expressions) Newell Allen Wyeth Andrew Newell Wyeth Newell Convers * * *
Newell, Allen
born March 19, 1927, San Francisco, Calif., U.S. died July 19, 1992, Pittsburgh, Pa. U.S. cognitive scientist. He taught at Carnegie Mellon University from 1961 until his ...
Newell, Peter Francis
▪ 2009       Canadian-born American basketball coach born Aug. 31, 1915, Vancouver, B.C. died Nov. 17, 2008, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. served as the influential coach of ...
NewEngland
New England A region of the northeast United States comprising the modern-day states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.   New ...
NewEngland boiled dinner
New England boiled dinner n. A dish consisting of meat simmered with carrots, potatoes, and cabbage. * * *
NewEngland clam chowder
New England clam chowder n. A thick soup made with clams, onions, salt pork, potatoes, and milk. * * *
NewEngland Range
New England Range A mountain range and plateau of southeast Australia in the northern part of the Great Dividing Range. * * *
NewEnglander
See New England. * * *
NewEnglish
New English n. See Modern English. * * *
NewEnglish Bible
New English Bible n. Abbr. NEB A modern translation of the Bible prepared by a British interdenominational team and published in 1970. * * *
Newf
/noohf, nyoohf/, n. Chiefly Canadian Slang (sometimes disparaging and offensive). a native or inhabitant of Newfoundland. [by shortening] * * *
Newf.
Newfoundland. * * *
newfangled
—newfangledness, n. /nooh"fang"geuhld, -fang'-, nyooh"-/, adj. 1. of a new kind or fashion: newfangled ideas. 2. fond of or given to novelty. [1425-75; late ME, equiv. to ...
newfangledness
See newfangled. * * *
Newfie
/nooh"fee, nyooh"-/, Chiefly Canadian Slang (sometimes disparaging and offensive). n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Newfoundland; Newfoundlander. 2. the Canadian province of ...
NewForest
New Forest A region of southern England. Set aside as a hunting ground by William the Conqueror in 1079, it is mostly administrated as public parkland. * * *
newfound
/nooh"fownd', nyooh"-/, adj. newly found or discovered: newfound friends. [1490-1500; NEW + FOUND1] * * *
Newfoundland
/nooh"feuhn leuhnd, -land', -feuhnd-, nyooh"-; nooh fownd"leuhnd, nyooh-/, n. 1. a large island in E Canada. 42,734 sq. mi. (110,680 sq. km). 2. a province in E Canada, composed ...
Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador province of Canada: 143,501 sq mi (371,666 sq km); pop. 552,000; cap. St. John's: abbrev. NL or Nfld & Lab * * * Province (pop., 2001: 512,930), one of ...
Newfoundland and Labrador, flag of
▪ Flag History       Canadian provincial flag consisting of a white field (background) bearing four blue triangles at the hoist, two longer white triangles outlined in ...
Newfoundland Standard Time
Newfoundland Standard Time n. a standard time used in Newfoundland, Canada: it is three hours and thirty minutes behind Greenwich time * * *
Newfoundland time
a form of civil time observed on the island of Newfoundland, one and one-half hours later than Eastern time and a half hour later than Atlantic time. * * *
Newfoundlander
/nooh"feuhn leuhn'deuhr, -lan'-, -feuhnd-, nyooh"-/, n. a native or inhabitant of Newfoundland. [1605-15; NEWFOUNDLAND + -ER1] * * *
NewFrance
New France The possessions of France in North America from the 16th century until the Treaty of Paris (1763), which awarded French holdings to Great Britain and Spain. At its ...
Newgate
/nooh"gayt', -git, nyooh"-/, n. a prison in London, England: torn down 1902. * * *
Newgate gaol
➡ Newgate * * *
Newgate prison
➡ Newgate * * *
NewGeorgia Island
New Georgia Island An island of the Solomon Islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean. It was occupied by the Japanese in 1942 and recaptured by the Allies in August 1943. * * *
NewGranada
New Gra·na·da (grə-näʹdə) A former Spanish viceroyalty of northern South America including present-day Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Venezuela. It was under Spanish rule ...
Newgrange
/nooh"graynj', nyooh"-/, n. the largest of three mound-covered passage graves on the river Boyne in county Meath, Ireland, built c3000 B.C., having a corbeled roof and hammered ...
NewGreek
New Greek n. See Modern Greek. * * *
newground
/nooh"grownd', nyooh"-/, n. South Midland and Southern U.S. a tract of land recently cleared for cultivation. [1615-25, Amer.; NEW + GROUND1] * * *
NewGuinea
New Guinea An island in the southwest Pacific Ocean north of Australia. The western half is part of Indonesia, and the eastern half forms the major portion of Papua New Guinea. ...
NewGuinean
See New Guinea. * * *
Newhall, Nancy
▪ American photographer née  Wynne   born May 9, 1908, Lynn, Mass., U.S. died July 7, 1974, Jackson, Wyo.       American photography critic, conservationist, and ...
Newham
/nooh"euhm, nyooh"-/, n. a borough of Greater London, England. 232,600. * * * ▪ borough, London, United Kingdom       inner borough of London. It is bordered to the ...
NewHampshire
New Hampshire Abbr. NH or N.H. A state of the northeast United States between Vermont and Maine. It was admitted as one of the original Thirteen Colonies in 1788. First explored ...
NewHampshirite
See New Hampshire. * * *
NewHarmony
New Harmony A village of southwest Indiana on the Wabash River west-northwest of Evansville. Founded in 1814 by the Harmony Society led by George Rapp, it was the site ...
NewHaven
New Haven A city of southern Connecticut on Long Island Sound northeast of Bridgeport. Settled 1637-1638 by Puritans, it was the center of a theocratic colony that was joined ...
NewHebrew
New Hebrew n. See Modern Hebrew. * * *
NewHebrides
New Hebrides See Vanuatu. * * *
Newhouse
/nooh"hows', nyooh"-/, n. Samuel I(rving), 1895-1979, U.S. publisher. * * *
Newhouse family
Family that built a large publishing empire in the U.S. in the late 20th century. The family's fortunes began with Samuel Irving Newhouse (1895–1979), who, as a clerk at age ...
Newhouse, S(amuel) I(rving)
New·house (no͞oʹhous', nyo͞oʹ-), S(amuel) I(rving). 1895-1979. American publisher who built and controlled a vast media conglomerate, based on 31 newspapers nationwide. * * ...
Newhouse, Theodore
▪ 1999       American publisher who with his brothers founded a publishing empire that grew to comprise such holdings as 26 newspapers, the Condé Nast magazine group, ...
Newhouser, Harold
▪ 1999       American left-handed baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers (1939-53) and the Cleveland Indians (1954-55) who was the only pitcher to win consecutive ...
Newington
/nooh"ing teuhn, nyooh"-/, n. a town in S Connecticut. 28,841. * * * ▪ area, London, United Kingdom       area in the borough of Southwark, London. It lies southeast ...
NewIreland
New Ireland A volcanic island of the southwest Pacific Ocean in the Bismarck Archipelago. First sighted in 1616, it was thought to be part of the island of New Britain until ...
newish
/nooh"ish, nyooh"-/, adj. rather new. [1560-70; NEW + -ISH1] * * *
NewJersey
New Jersey Abbr. NJ or N.J. A state of the east-central United States on the Atlantic Ocean. It was admitted as one of the original Thirteen Colonies in 1787. The region was ...
NewJerseyite
See New Jersey. * * *
NewJerusalem
New Jerusalem n. 1. Christianity. The final resting place of souls redeemed by Jesus. 2. An ideal community on earth. * * *
NewJournalism
New Journalism n. Journalism that is characterized by the reporter's subjective interpretations and often features fictional dramatized elements to emphasize personal ...
NewJournalist
See New Journalism. * * *
NewKingdom
New Kingdom Ancient Egypt during the XVIII-XX Dynasties, from c. 1580 to 1090 B.C. The New Kingdom was noted for its territorial expansion and richness of art and architecture ...
Newland, John
▪ 2001       American actor and director (b. Nov. 23, 1917, Cincinnati, Ohio—d. Jan. 10, 2000, Los Angeles, Calif.), was best known for his role as host of the ...
Newlands, John Alexander Reina
▪ British chemist born Nov. 26, 1837, London, Eng. died July 29, 1898, London       British chemist whose “law of octaves (octaves, law of)” noted a pattern in the ...
NewLatin
New Latin n. Latin as used since about 1500. * * *
NewLeft
New Left n. A political movement originating in the United States in the 1960s, especially among college students, marked by advocacy of radical changes in government, politics, ...
NewLeftist
See New Left. * * *
Newley, Anthony George
▪ 2000       British entertainer, composer, lyricist, playwright, and director who was most famous for his roles in two shows he also co-wrote (with Leslie Bricusse) and ...
Newlin, Dika
▪ 2007       American musicologist, composer, and pianist (b. Nov. 22, 1923, Portland, Ore.—d. July 22, 2006, Richmond, Va.), had a career that embraced musical ...
newly
/nooh"lee, nyooh"-/, adv. 1. recently; lately: a newly married couple. 2. anew or afresh: a newly repeated slander. 3. in a new manner or form: a room newly decorated. [bef. 900; ...
NewlyIndependent States
New·ly Independent States (no͞oʹlē, nyo͞oʹ-) Abbr. NIS The countries that until 1991 were constituent republics of the USSR, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, ...
newlywed
/nooh"lee wed', nyooh"-/, n. a person who has recently married. [1915-20; NEWLY + WED] * * *
Newman
/nooh"meuhn, nyooh"-/, n. 1. John Henry, Cardinal, 1801-90, English theologian and author. 2. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Newman Arnold Abner Newman ...
Newman, Arnold
▪ American photographer in full  Arnold Abner Newman  born March 3, 1918, New York, N.Y., U.S. died June 6, 2006, New York City       American photographer, who ...
Newman, Arnold (Abner)
born March 3, 1918, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. photographer. He studied art at the University of Miami, then worked in the photography studio of a Miami department store. In ...
Newman, Arnold Abner
▪ 2007       American photographer (b. March 3, 1918, New York, N.Y.—d. June 6, 2006, New York City), specialized in portraits of well-known people posed in settings ...
Newman, Barnett
orig. Baruch Newman born Jan. 29, 1905, New York, N.Y., U.S. died July 3, 1970, New York City U.S. painter. Born to Polish immigrant parents, he studied at the Art Students ...
Newman, John Henry
known as Cardinal Newman born Feb. 21, 1801, London, Eng. died Aug. 11, 1890, Birmingham, Warwick English churchman and man of letters. He attended the University of Oxford, ...
Newman, Paul
born Jan. 26, 1925, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. U.S. film actor. He studied drama at Yale University and the Actors Studio and first appeared on Broadway in Picnic (1953). In 1954 he ...
Newman, Paul Leonard
▪ 2009       American actor born Jan. 26, 1925, Cleveland, Ohio died Sept. 26, 2008, Westport, Conn. was a matinee idol whose striking good looks and startling blue ...
Newman, Randy
▪ 2001       Although he had been called the greatest living American songwriter, by his own reckoning Randy Newman had only 40,000 fans. As a recording artist, he had ...
Newman, William Stein
▪ 2001       American musicologist and educator (b. April 6, 1912, Cleveland, Ohio—d. April 27, 2000, Chapel Hill, N.C.), was a leading historian of music who in 1963 ...
Newman,John Henry
New·man (no͞oʹmən, nyo͞oʹ-), John Henry. 1801-1890. British prelate and theologian. A founder of the Oxford movement, he converted to Roman Catholicism (1845) and was made ...
Newman,Paul Leonard
Newman, Paul Leonard. Born 1925. American actor and director who starred in such films as Cool Hand Luke (1967), The Sting (1973), and The Color of Money (1986), for which he won ...
Newmanism
/nooh"meuh niz'euhm, nyooh"-/, n. Theol., Eccles. the views and theories of John Henry Newman before his conversion to the Roman Catholic Church, in which he held that the ...
Newmanite
/nooh"meuh nuyt', nyooh"-/, n. 1. an adherent of John Henry Newman. 2. a supporter of Newmanism. [1830-40; NEWMAN + -ITE1] * * *
Newmanize
/nooh"meuh nuyz', nyooh"-/, v.i., Newmanized, Newmanizing. to adopt or follow Newmanism. Also, esp. Brit., Newmanise. [1830-40; NEWMAN + -IZE] * * *
Newmarket
/nooh"mahr'kit, nyooh"-/, n. 1. a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada, NW of Toronto. 29,753. 2. a town in W Suffolk, in E England, E of Cambridge: horse races. 12,934. 3. (often ...
newmath
new math n. Mathematics taught in elementary and secondary schools that constructs mathematical relationships from set theory. Also called new mathematics. * * *
NewMexican
See New Mexico. * * *
NewMexico
New Mexico Abbr. NM or N.M. or N.Mex. A state of the southwest United States on the Mexican border. It was admitted as the 47th state in 1912. Site of prehistoric cultures that ...
newmoon
new moon n. 1. The phase of the moon occurring when it passes between the earth and the sun and is invisible or visible only as a narrow crescent at sunset. 2. The crescent ...
Newnan
/nooh"neuhn, nyooh"-/, n. a city in W Georgia. 11,449. * * *
newness
See new. * * *
NewNetherland
New Neth·er·land (nĕthʹər-lənd) A Dutch colony in North America along the Hudson and lower Delaware rivers. The first settlement was made at Fort Orange (now Albany, New ...
NewNorwegian
New Norwegian n. A Norwegian national standard language based on spoken, especially rural, dialects. Devised in 1853, it was recognized as a second national language in 1885. ...
newn̥
Nine. 1. nine, nineteen, ninety, ninth, from Old English nigon, nine, with derivatives nigontig, ninety, and nigontēne, nineteen (-tēne, ten; see dekm̥), from Germanic *nigun, ...
newo-
New. Related to nu-. Derivatives include neon and nova. 1. Suffixed form *new-yo-. a. new, from Old English nēowe, nīwe, new; b. Nynorsk, span-new, from Old Norse nȳr, new. ...
NewOrleanian
See New Orleans. * * *
NewOrleans
New Or·leans (no͞o ôrʹlē-ənz, ôrʹlənz, ôr-lēnzʹ, ôʹlənz, nyo͞o, nôʹlənz) A city of southeast Louisiana between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain. ...
newpenny
new penny n. See penny. * * *
Newport
/nooh"pawrt', -pohrt', nyooh"-/, n. 1. a seaport in Gwent, in SE Wales, near the Severn estuary. 133,500. 2. a seaport and summer resort in SE Rhode Island: naval base. ...
Newport Beach
a city in SW California, SE of Los Angeles. 63,475. * * * ▪ California, United States       city, Orange county, southern California, U.S. It lies along Newport Bay ...
Newport East
a town in SE Rhode Island. 11,030. * * *
Newport News
/nooh"pawrt', -pohrt', -peuhrt, nyooh"-/ a seaport in SE Virginia: shipbuilding and ship-repair center. 144,903. * * * City (pop., 2000: 180,150) and port of entry, southeastern ...
NewportBeach
Newport Beach A city of southern California on the Pacific Ocean south of Santa Ana. It is a popular resort. Population: 66,643. * * *
NewportNews
Newport News An independent city of southeast Virginia at the mouth of the James River off Hampton Roads north-northwest of Norfolk. Settled c. 1620, it gained economic ...
NewProvidence
New Providence An island of the Bahamas in the West Indies. Nassau is on the island, which is a popular tourist resort. * * *
Newquay
▪ England, United Kingdom       town (“parish”) on the Atlantic coast, Restormel borough, administrative and historic county of Cornwall, England. The town is ...
NewRiver
New River A river of the southeast United States flowing about 515 km (320 mi) from the Blue Ridge in northwest North Carolina northeast across southwest Virginia then northwest ...
NewRochelle
New Rochelle A city of southeast New York on Long Island Sound east of Mount Vernon. Settled by Huguenots in 1688, it is mainly residential with some light industry. Population: ...
Newry
▪ Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Irish  An Tlúr   town and seat, Newry and Mourne district (established 1973), formerly in County Down, southern Northern Ireland. It ...
Newry and Mourne
District (pop., 2001: 87,058), southeastern Northern Ireland. Bordered by the Irish Sea and the republic of Ireland, it is divided in two by the Newry Canal, the first major ...
news
—newsless, adj. —newslessness, n. /noohz, nyoohz/, n. (usually used with a sing. v.) 1. a report of a recent event; intelligence; information: His family has had no news of ...
news agency
1. a business organization that gathers news for transmittal to its subscribers. Cf. press association. 2. a business that sells newspapers at retail. [1870-75, Amer.] * * * or ...
news agent
news agent n. chiefly Brit. var. of NEWSDEALER * * *


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