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news analyst
commentator (def. 1). * * *
news case
Print. one of a pair of wooden, metal, or plastic trays divided into compartments for the sorting of type. Cf. case2 (def. 8). * * *
news conference
a press conference, esp. one held by a government official. [1965-70] * * *
News Corp
a large group of companies owned and run by Rupert Murdoch which includes many newspapers and magazines in Australia, Britain and the US, television channels including Sky, the ...
news flash
Journalism. flash (def. 6). [1900-05] * * *
news media
media1 (def. 2). [1960-65] * * *
News of the World
a British tabloid Sunday newspaper, owned by Rupert Murdoch. It is one of Britain’s best-selling newspapers, and consists mainly of news about sport, crime and famous people ...
news peg
1. a news story that forms the basis of or justification for a feature story, editorial, political cartoon, or the like. 2. the reference in a feature story, editorial, or the ...
news release
☆ news release n. a statement or story prepared for release to the news media, as by a government official or an organization * * *
news release.
See press release. * * *
news service
an agency that gathers news stories for its members or subscribers. Cf. news agency (def. 1), press association, wire service. [1890-95, Amer.] * * *
news story
a news report of any length, usually presented in a straightforward style and without editorial comment. Also called story. Cf. editorial, feature story (def. 1). * * *
newsagency
news agency n. An organization that provides news coverage to subscribers, as to newspapers or periodicals. Also called press agency, press association. * * *
newsagent
/noohz"ay'jeuhnt, nyoohz"-/, n. Chiefly Brit. newsdealer. [1850-55; NEWS + AGENT] * * *
newsbeat
/noohz"beet', nyoohz"-/, n. beat (def. 52b). [NEWS + BEAT] * * *
newsboard
/noohz"bawrd', -bohrd', nyoohz"-/, n. Brit. See bulletin board. [1920-25; NEWS + BOARD] * * *
newsboy
/noohz"boy', nyoohz"-/, n. a person, typically a boy, who sells or delivers newspapers. [1755-65; NEWS + BOY] * * *
newsbreak
/noohz"brayk', nyoohz"-/, n. 1. a newsworthy event or incident. 2. Radio and Television. a station break that consists typically of two or three short news items. [1950-55; NEWS ...
newscast
—newscaster, n. —newscasting, n. /noohz"kast', -kahst', nyoohz"-/, n. a broadcast of news on radio or television. [1925-30; NEWS + (BROAD)CAST] * * * Radio or television ...
newscaster
See newscast. * * *
newsconference
news conference n. See press conference. * * *
Newsday
Evening daily tabloid newspaper published in Long Island, N.Y. It was established in 1940, as the residential suburbs in Nassau and Suffolk counties began to expand. Following a ...
newsdealer
/noohz"dee'leuhr, nyoohz"-/, n. a person who sells newspapers and periodicals. [1860-65; NEWS + DEALER] * * *
newsdesk
/noohz"desk', nyoohz"-/, n. the department of a newspaper, television, etc., that writes, edits, or releases news, esp. late-breaking news or important bulletins. [1945-50; NEWS ...
newsflash
news flash n. See newsbreak. * * *
newsgathering
news·gath·er·ing (no͞ozʹgăth'ər-ĭng, nyo͞ozʹ-) adj. Of, relating to, or involving the research and reportage of news: a worldwide newsgathering ...
newsgirl
/noohz"gerrl', nyoohz"-/, n. a girl who sells or delivers newspapers. [1865-70; NEWS + GIRL] * * *
newsgroup
/noohz"groohp', nyoohz"-/, n. a discussion group on a specific topic, maintained on a computer network. [1985-90] * * * Internet forum for discussion of specific ...
newshawk
/noohz"hawk', nyoohz"-/, n. Informal. a newspaper reporter, esp. one who is energetic and aggressive. Also called newshound /noohz"hownd', nyoohz"-/. [1930-35, Amer.; NEWS + ...
newshound
☆ newshound [no͞oz′hound΄, nyo͞oz′hound΄ ] n. Slang a broadcast or newspaper reporter * * * news·hound (no͞ozʹhound', nyo͞ozʹ-) n. An aggressive or energetic ...
NewSiberian Islands
New Siberian Islands An archipelago of northeast Russia in the Arctic Ocean between the Laptev and East Siberian seas. Discovered in the 1770s, they are used for meteorological ...
newsie
☆ newsie [no͞o′zē, nyo͞o′z′ē ] n. Slang 1. NEWSPERSON 2. NEWSDEALER * * *
newsiness
See newsy. * * *
newsless
See news. * * *
newsletter
/noohz"let'euhr, nyoohz"-/, n. 1. a written report, usually issued periodically, prepared by or for a group or institution, as a business firm, charitable organization, or ...
newsmagazine
/noohz"mag'euh zeen', nyoohz"-/, n. 1. a periodical specializing in reports and commentaries on current events, usually issued weekly. 2. Radio and Television. magazine (def. ...
newsmaker
/noohz"may'keuhr, nyoohz"-/, n. a person, thing, or event that is newsworthy: a weekly magazine devoted to stories on newsmakers. [1965-70; NEWS + MAKER] * * *
newsman
/noohz"man', -meuhn, nyoohz"-/, n., pl. newsmen /-men', -meuhn/. 1. a person employed to gather news, as for a newspaper, magazine, or radio or television news bureau; ...
newsmonger
/noohz"mung'geuhr, -mong'-, nyoohz"-/, n. a person who spreads gossip or idle talk; a gossip or gossipmonger. [1590-1600; NEWS + MONGER] * * *
Newsnight
a television news programme that is broadcast in Britain on BBC2 late every evening from Monday to Friday. It usually includes a serious discussion about an important news item. ...
Newson, Marc
▪ 2009 born 1963, Sydney, Australia       Hot on the heels of the opening in 2007 of his luxe first-class lounges for Qantas Airways in the Melbourne and Sydney ...
NewSpain
New Spain 1. A former Spanish viceroyalty (1521-1821) in North America, including the southwest United States, Mexico, Central America north of Panama, and some West Indian ...
newspaper
—newspaperdom, n. —newspaperish, adj. /noohz"pay'peuhr, nyoohz"-, noohs"-, nyoohs"-/, n. 1. a publication issued at regular and usually close intervals, esp. daily or weekly, ...
newspaper syndicate
▪ journalism also called  Press Syndicate, or Feature Syndicate,         agency that sells to newspapers and other media special writing and artwork, often written by ...
newspapering
newspapering [news pa periŋ] n. news writing; journalism * * * news·pa·per·ing (no͞ozʹpā'pər-ĭng, nyo͞ozʹ-) n. Journalism. * * *
newspaperman
/noohz"pay'peuhr man', nyoohz"-, noohs"-, nyoohs"-/, n., pl. newspapermen. 1. a person employed by a newspaper or wire service as a reporter, writer, editor, etc. 2. the owner or ...
newspaperwoman
/noohz"pay'peuhr woom'euhn, nyoohz"-, noohs"-, nyoohs"-/, n., pl. newspaperwomen. 1. a woman employed by a newspaper or wire service as a reporter, writer, editor, etc. 2. a ...
newspeak
/nooh"speek', nyooh"-/, n. (sometimes cap.) an official or semiofficial style of writing or saying one thing in the guise of its opposite, esp. in order to serve a political or ...
newspeople
newspeople [no͞oz′pē΄pəl, nyo͞oz′pē΄pəl] pl.n. newspersons collectively * * *
newsperson
/noohz"perr'seuhn, nyoohz"-/, n. a newsman or newswoman; reporter. [1970-75; NEWS + -PERSON] Usage. See -person. * * *
newsprint
/noohz"print', nyoohz"-/, n. a low-grade, machine-finished paper made from wood pulp and a small percentage of sulfite pulp, used chiefly for newspapers. Also called ...
newsreader
/noohz"ree'deuhr, nyoohz"-/, n. Chiefly Brit. a person who presents the news on a radio or television news broadcast; newscaster. [1920-25; NEWS + READER] * * *
newsreel
/noohz"reel', nyoohz"-/, n. a short motion picture presenting current or recent events. [1915-20; NEWS + REEL1] * * *       short motion picture of current events ...
newsrelease
news release n. A prepared publicity or news announcement; a handout. * * *
newsroom
/noohz"roohm', -room', nyoohz"-/, n. a room in the offices of a newspaper, news service, or broadcasting organization in which the news is processed. Also, news room. [1810-20] * ...
newsstand
/noohz"stand', nyoohz"-/, n. a stall or other place at which newspapers and often periodicals are sold, as on a street corner or in a building lobby. [1870-75, Amer.; NEWS + ...
NewStone Age
New Stone Age n. See Neolithic. * * *
NewStyle
New Style n. Abbr. NS or N/S The current method of reckoning the months and days of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. * * *
newsvendor
/noohz"ven'deuhr, nyoohz"-/, n. Chiefly Brit. a person who sells newspapers or periodicals. [1825-35; NEWS + VENDOR] * * *
NewSweden
New Sweden A Swedish colony in North America on the Delaware River. Founded in 1638, it included parts of present-day Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. The Dutch took the ...
Newsweek
a US news magazine published each week in New York. It contains articles on politics, science, society, culture and other subjects. It was first published in 1933 and is now ...
newsweekly
/noohz"week'lee, nyoohz"-/, n., pl. newsweeklies. a newsmagazine or newspaper published weekly. [1945-50; NEWS + WEEKLY] * * *
newswire
/noohz"wuyeur', nyoohz"-/, n. 1. a service transmitted esp. by teletypewriter and providing late-breaking news stories, stock-market results, or other up-to-the-minute ...
newswoman
/noohz"woom'euhn, nyoohz"-/, n., pl. newswomen. 1. a woman employed to gather news, as for a newspaper, magazine, or radio or television news bureau. 2. a woman who reports the ...
newsworthiness
See newsworthy. * * *
newsworthy
—newsworthiness, n. /noohz"werr'dhee, nyoohz"-/, adj. of sufficient interest to the public or a special audience to warrant press attention or coverage. [1930-35; NEWS + ...
newswriting
/noohz"ruy'ting, nyoohz"-/, n. writing for publication in a newspaper, often reporting current events; journalism. [1915-20; NEWS + WRITING] * * *
newsy
newsy1 —newsiness, n. /nooh"zee, nyooh"-/, adj., newsier, newsiest. Informal. 1. full of news: a nice long newsy letter. 2. gossipy. [1825-35; NEWS + -Y1] newsy2 /nooh"zee, ...
newt
/nooht, nyooht/, n. 1. any of several brilliantly colored salamanders of the family Salamandridae, esp. those of the genera Triturus and Notophthalmus, of North America, Europe, ...
Newt Gingrich
➡ Gingrich * * *
NewTestament
New Testament n. Bible Abbr. NT 1. The Gospels, Acts, Pauline and other Epistles, and the Book of Revelation, together viewed by Christians as forming the record of the new ...
newton
/nooht"n, nyooht"n/, n. Physics. the SI unit of force, equal to the force that produces an acceleration of one meter per second per second on a mass of one kilogram. Abbr.: ...
Newton
/nooht"n, nyooht"n/, n. 1. Sir Isaac, 1642-1727, English philosopher and mathematician: formulator of the law of gravitation. 2. a city in E Massachusetts, near Boston. ...
Newton Abbot
▪ England, United Kingdom       town (“parish”), Teignbridge district, administrative and historic county of Devon, England. It lies near the head of the Teign ...
Newton's law of gravitation
Statement that any particle of matter in the universe attracts any other with a force (F) that is proportional to the product of their masses (m1 and m2) and inversely ...
Newton's law of motion
Physics. See law of motion. * * *
Newton's laws of motion
Relations between the forces acting on a body and the motion of the body, formulated by Isaac Newton. The laws describe only the motion of a body as a whole and are valid only ...
Newton's method
Math. a process for approximating the roots of an equation by replacing the curve representing the equation by its tangent and finding the intersection of the tangent with the ...
Newton's rings
Optics. the pattern of light interference produced by the contact of the convex surface of a lens with a plane glass plate, appearing as a series of concentric, alternately ...
Newton'slaws of motion
New·ton's laws of motion (no͞otʹnz, nyo͞otʹ-) pl.n. The three laws proposed by Sir Isaac Newton to define the concept of a force and describe motion, used as the basis of ...
Newton, Alfred
▪ British zoologist born June 11, 1829, Geneva, Switz. died June 7, 1907, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Eng.       British zoologist, one of the foremost ornithologists of ...
Newton, Helmut
▪ 2005 Helmut Neustädter        German-born fashion photographer (b. Oct. 31, 1920, Berlin, Ger.—d. Jan. 23, 2004, Los Angeles, Calif.), revolutionized his field by ...
Newton, Huey P(ercy)
born Feb. 17, 1942, Monroe, La., U.S. died Aug. 22, 1989, Oakland, Calif. U.S. African American activist. Though illiterate when he graduated from high school, he taught ...
Newton, Huey P.
▪ American activist in full  Huey Percy Newton   born Feb. 17, 1942, Monroe, La., U.S. died Aug. 22, 1989, Oakland, Calif.  American political activist, cofounder (with ...
Newton, Sir Charles Thomas
▪ British archaeologist born Sept. 16, 1816, Bredwardine, Herefordshire, Eng. died Nov. 28, 1894, Margate, Kent       British archaeologist who excavated sites in ...
Newton, Sir Gordon
▪ 1999       British journalist who, between 1950 and 1972, transformed the Financial Times into a highly regarded international newspaper while serving as its editor ...
Newton, Sir Isaac
born Jan. 4, 1643, Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, Eng. died March 31, 1727, London English physicist and mathematician. The son of a yeoman, he was raised by his grandmother. He ...
Newton,Sir Isaac
Newton, Sir Isaac. 1642-1727. English mathematician and scientist who invented differential calculus and formulated the theory of universal gravitation, a theory about the nature ...
newton-meter
/nooht"n mee'teuhr, nyooht"-/, n. Physics. joule. * * *
Newtonian
/nooh toh"nee euhn, nyooh-/, adj. of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton or to his theories or discoveries: Newtonian physics. [1705-15; NEWTON + -IAN] * * *
Newtonian fluid
Hydrodynam. any fluid exhibiting a linear relation between the applied shear stress and the rate of deformation. [NEWTON + -IAN] * * *
Newtonian mechanics.
Physics. See classical mechanics. * * *
Newtonian telescope
a reflecting telescope in which a mirror or reflecting prism is mounted on the axis near the eyepiece so that the image may be viewed from outside the telescope tube at right ...
Newton’s Laws
➡ Newton * * *
Newtown
/nooh"town', nyooh"-/, n. a town in SW Connecticut. 19,107. * * * ▪ Wales, United Kingdom Welsh  Drenewydd        “new town,” Powys county, historic county of ...
Newtown Saint Boswells
Village (pop., 1991: 1,108), Scottish Borders council area, historic county of Roxburghshire, southeastern Scotland. It lies on the Edinburgh-Carlisle railway. Before 1929 its ...
Newtownabbey
Town and district (pop., 2001: 79,995), eastern Northern Ireland, established in 1973. The town was formed in 1958 from seven villages and is a residential continuation of ...
Newtownards
Town (pop., 1991: 24,301), district seat of Ards, Northern Ireland. Settled in 1608 on the site of a ruined monastery, it is located east of Belfast. It is now a manufacturing ...
newwave
new wave n. 1. often New Wave a. A movement in French cinema in the 1960s, led by directors such as Jean Luc Godard and François Truffaut, that abandoned traditional narrative ...
NewWorld
New World The Western Hemisphere. The term was first used by the Italian historian Peter Martyr (1457-1526), whose De Rebus Oceanicis et Novo Orbe (1516) chronicled the ...
NewYear
New Year n. The first day or days of the calendar year. * * *
NewYear's Day
New Year's Day n. January 1, the first day of the year, celebrated as a holiday in many countries. * * *
NewYear's Eve
New Year's Eve n. The eve of New Year's Day. * * *
NewYork
New York Abbr. NY or N.Y. 1. A state of the northeast United States. It was admitted as one of the original Thirteen Colonies in 1788. First explored by Samuel de Champlain and ...
NewYork aster
New York aster n. A wild aster (Aster novi-belgi) of eastern North America, with pointed leaves and bluish-violet flowers. * * *
NewYork Bay
New York Bay An arm of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Hudson River between western Long Island and northeast New Jersey. It is divided into Upper New York Bay and Lower ...
NewYork City
New York City See New York. * * *
NewYork minute
New York minute n. Slang An extremely short period of time: “If we could find [a merger in another city] that would work as well, we'd do it in a New York minute” (Jonathan ...
NewYork State Barge Canal
New York State Barge Canal A system of inland waterways, about 845 km (525 mi) long, traversing New York State and connecting the Great Lakes with the Hudson River and Lake ...
NewYorker
See New York. * * *
NewZealand
New Zealand An island country in the southern Pacific Ocean southeast of Australia. Maori groups probably migrated to New Zealand from Polynesia beginning before A.D. 1400. ...
NewZealander
See New Zealand. * * *
NEX
NEX abbr. Navy exchange. * * *
Nexis
/nek"sis/ Trademark. a computer-assisted research service offering news and business information, accessible for a fee. * * *
Nexö
/nek"sue/, n. Martin Andersen /mahrdd"ten ah"neuhrdd seuhn/, 1869-1954, Danish novelist. * * *
next
/nekst/, adj. 1. immediately following in time, order, importance, etc.: the next day; the next person in line. 2. nearest or adjacent in place or position: the next room. 3. ...
next friend
Law. a person other than a duly appointed guardian who acts on behalf of an infant or other person not fully qualified by law to act on his or her own behalf. Also called ...
next of kin
1. a person's nearest relative or relatives: The newspaper did not publish the names of casualties until the next of kin had been notified. 2. Law. the nearest relative or ...
next-door
adv. /neks"dawr", -dohr", nekst"-/; adj. /neks"-dawr', -dohr', nekst"-/, adv. 1. Also, next door. to, at, or in the next house on the street, esp. if it is very close by, or the ...
nextdoor
next door adv. To or in the adjacent house, building, apartment, or room.   nextʹ-doorʹ (nĕkstʹdôrʹ, -dōrʹ) adj. * * *
nextfriend
next friend n. A person appointed by or admitted to a court to act in behalf of a minor or other party under legal disability. * * *
nextof kin
next of kin n. pl. next of kin 1. The person or persons most closely related by blood to another person. 2. Law. a. The closest relative of a deceased person. b. (used with a ...
nexum
▪ law history       in very early Roman law, a type of formal contract involving the loan of money under such oppressive conditions that it might result in the debtor's ...
nexus
/nek"seuhs/, n., pl. nexuses, nexus. 1. a means of connection; tie; link. 2. a connected series or group. 3. the core or center, as of a matter or situation. 4. Cell Biol. a ...
Ney
/nay/, n. Michel /mee shel"/, Duke of Elchingen /el"khing euhn/, 1769-1815, French revolutionary and Napoleonic military leader: marshal of France 1805-15. * * *
Ney, Elisabet
▪ American sculptor in full  Franzisca Bernadina Wilhelmina Elisabeth Ney  born January 26, 1833, Münster, Westphalia, Prussia [now in Germany] died June 29, 1907, Austin, ...
Ney, Michel, Duc D'elchingen, Prince De La Moskowa
▪ French duke Introduction born Jan. 10, 1769, Sarrelouis, Fr. died Dec. 7, 1815, Paris  one of the best known of Napoleon's marshals (from 1804), who pledged his allegiance ...
Ney, Michel, duke d'Elchingen
born Jan. 10, 1769, Sarrelouis, France died Dec. 7, 1815, Paris French army officer, the best-known of Napoleon's marshals. He distinguished himself in the French Revolutionary ...
Ney,Michel
Ney (nā), Michel Duc d'Elchingen and Prince de la Moskowa. 1769-1815. French marshal who commanded the rear guard in Napoleon I's retreat from Moscow (1812) and later deserted ...
Neyagawa
Ne·ya·ga·wa (nĕ'yə-gäʹwə) A city of southern Honshu, Japan, a commercial suburb of Osaka. Population: 257,137. * * * ▪ Japan       city, Ōsaka fu (urban ...
Neyman, Jerzy
▪ Russian-American statistician born April 16, 1894, Bendery, Russia died Aug. 5, 1981, Oakland, Calif., U.S.       Russian–U.S. mathematician and statistician who ...
Neyshābūr
or Nīshāpūr Town (pop., 1996: 158,847), northeastern Iran. Its name derives from its founder, the Sāsānian king Shāpūr I. One of the four great cities of the region of ...
Nez Percé
/nez" perrs"/; Fr. /nay perdd say"/, pl. Nez Percés /nez" perr"siz/; Fr. /nay perdd say"/, (esp. collectively) Nez Percé for 1. 1. a member of a North American Indian people of ...
Nez Percé War
a war (1877) fought in the northwestern U.S. between the U.S. and a band of Nez Percé Indians. * * *
Nezahualcóyotl
▪ Mexico also spelled  Netzahualcóyotl,         municipality northeast of Mexico City, México estado (“state”), central Mexico. Situated at the northeastern end ...
Neẓāmī
or Niẓāmī orig. Ilyās Yūsuf Niẓāmī Ganjawī born с 1141, Ganja, Seljūq empire died 1209, Ganja Greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature. Little is known ...
Neziqin
▪ Judaism       (Hebrew: “Damages”), the fourth of the six major divisions, or orders (sedarim), of the Mishna (codification of Jewish oral laws), which was given ...
NezPerce
Nez Perce (nĕzʹ pûrsʹ, nĕsʹ) also Nez Per·cé (pər-sāʹ) n. pl. Nez Perce or Nez Per·ces (pûrʹsĭz) also Nez Percé or Nez Per·cés (-sāzʹ) 1. a. A Native ...
NF
1. Newfoundland, Canada (approved for postal use). 2. no funds. 3. Norman French. * * *
NFC
National Football Conference. * * *
Nfd
Nfd abbrev. Newfoundland * * *
NFD.
Newfoundland. Also, Nfd., Nfld. * * *
NFL
National Football League. * * *
Nfld
Nfld abbrev. Newfoundland * * *
Nfld & Lab
Nfld & Lab abbrev. Newfoundland and Labrador * * *
Nfld.
Nfld. abbr. Newfoundland. * * *
NFS
not for sale. Also, N.F.S. * * *
NFT
➡ National Film Theatre. * * *
NFU
(in full the National Farmers’ Union) an organization for farmers in England and Wales. It is not a trade union but exists to give practical advice and support to farmers. ...
NFU Scotland
➡ NFU * * *
NG
1. Chem. nitroglycerin. 2. Anat. nasogastric. * * *
ng
nanogram; nanograms. * * *
Ngada
▪ people also called  Rokka, or Rokanese,         tribe inhabiting the south coast of Flores, one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, in Indonesia. They live around the ...
Ngadju
/euhng gah"jooh/, n., pl. Ngadjus, (esp. collectively) Ngadju for 1. 1. a member of any of several Dayak tribes of southern Borneo. 2. the Austronesian language of the ...
Ngaio Marsh
➡ Marsh (I) * * *
Ngaliema
/euhng gah'lee ay"meuh/, n. Mount, a mountain with two summits, in central Africa, between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo: highest peak in the Ruwenzori group. ...
Ngami, Lake
Shallow lake, northwestern Botswana, north of the Kalahari Desert. It was a large lake, estimated at more than 170 mi (275 km) in circumference when the explorer David ...
Ngami,Lake
Nga·mi (əng-gäʹmē), Lake A lake of northern Botswana north of the Kalahari Desert. The marshy lake covered an extensive area during the Pleistocene Epoch but was greatly ...
Nganasan
▪ people also called  Tavgi  or  Tavgi Samoyed        an indigenous Arctic people (Arctic) who traditionally resided in the lower half of the Taymyr Peninsula of ...
Ngaoundéré
▪ Cameroon also spelled  N'gaoundéré  or  N'gaundéré         town located in north-central Cameroon, on the Adamawa Plateau. It is the northern terminus of ...
Ngasaunggyan, Battle of
▪ Myanmar history       (1277), Mongol defeat of Burmese troops that led to the demise of the Pagan dynasty of Myanmar (Burma). After unifying China, the Mongol ruler ...
Ngata, Sir Apirana Turupa
▪ New Zealander politician born July 3, 1874, Kawaka, N.Z. died July 14, 1950, Waiomatatini       political and cultural leader of the Maori community in New Zealand. ...
Ngbandi
▪ people also spelled  Gbandi  or  Mogwandi        a people of the upper Ubangi River in southern Central African Republic and northern Congo (Kinshasa). Ngbandi ...
NGC
Astron. New General Catalogue: a catalog of clusters, nebulae, and galaxies compiled by Danish astronomer Johan Ludwig Dreyer (1852-1926) and published in 1888. * * ...
ngd
West Semitic, to become prominent, conspicuous, to drag, lead, travel. Haggadah, from Hebrew haggādâ, narration, telling, from higgîd, to narrate, tell (< *hangida). * * *
Ngema, Mbongeni
▪ 1996       With the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as president of South Africa in 1994, a new era dawned for the theatre in that nation. As proof, there was Mama! The ...
NGF
nerve growth factor. * * *
NGfL
➡ National Grid for Learning. * * *
NGk
New Greek. Also, N.Gk. * * *
NGNP
nominal gross national product. * * *
NGO
1. National Gas Outlet. 2. Nongovernmental Organization. * * *
Ngo Dinh Diem
/ngoh" deen" dyem", dzyem", noh" deen"/ 1901-1963, South Vietnamese statesman: president of the Republic of South Vietnam 1956-63. * * * born Jan. 3, 1901, Quang Binh province, ...
Ngo Quyen
▪ emperor of Vietnam born 897? died 944       Vietnamese liberator, known for his military tactics, who founded the first enduring Vietnamese dynasty and laid the ...
Ngo Van Chieu
▪ Vietnamese religious leader also called  Ngo Minh Chieu   born 1878, Binh Tay, Vietnam died 1926?, Tay Ninh       founder of the Vietnamese religious sect Cao Dai ...
Ngoni
/euhng goh"nee/, n., pl. Ngonis, (esp. collectively) Ngoni for 1, 3. 1. a member of an Nguni people of Tanzania, Malawi, and Zambia. 2. the Bantu language of the Ngoni. 3. ...
Ngor, Haing S.
▪ 1997       Cambodian physician and actor (b. 1950?, Cambodia—d. Feb. 25, 1996, Los Angeles, Calif.), won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his ...
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
▪ area, Tanzania national conservation area in the Arusha region of northern Tanzania, southeast of Serengeti National Park. Occupying some 3,200 square miles (8,300 square ...
Ngorongoro Crater
▪ volcanic crater, Tanzania extinct volcanic caldera in the Eastern (Great) Rift Valley (East African Rift System), northern Tanzania. It lies 75 miles (120 km) west of the ...
NGOs
➡ aid * * *
Ngoyo
▪ historical kingdom, Africa also called  Ngoy        former kingdom on the Atlantic coast of Africa, just north of the Congo River, in an area that is now part of ...
Ngozi
▪ Burundi       town, north-central Burundi. It is a market centre located at an elevation of about 5,740 feet (1,750 m). The surrounding area supports cattle raising ...
ngś
West Semitic, to press, oppress, drive. Negus, from Amharic nəgus, from Classical Ethiopic nəguś, king, ruler, verbal adjective of nagśa, to rule, become king. * * *
NGU
See nongonococcal urethritis. * * *
Ngubane, Jordan Kush
▪ South African writer Kush also spelled  Khush   born Nov. 15, 1917, Ladysmith, Natal [now KwaZulu/Natal], S.Af. died 1985       Zulu novelist, scholar, and editor ...
Ngugi wa Mirii
▪ 2009       Kenyan-born Zimbabwean playwright and activist born 1951, Limuru, Kenya died May 3, 2008, Harare, Zimb. was coauthor with Ngugi wa Thiong'o of two plays ...
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
orig. James Thiong'o Ngugi born Jan. 5, 1938, Limuru, Kenya Kenyan novelist. Educated in Uganda and England, he wrote the first major novel in English by an East African; the ...
ngultrum
/euhng gul"treuhm/, n. a paper money, cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of Bhutan, equal to 100 chetrums. * * *
Nguni
/euhng gooh"nee/, n., pl. Ngunis, (esp. collectively) Nguni for 1. 1. a member of a group of culturally and linguistically related peoples of southern and eastern Africa, ...
Nguru
▪ Nigeria       town, northwestern Yobe state, northern Nigeria, near the Hadejia River, a seasonal tributary of the Komadugu Yobe River, which flows into Lake Chad. ...
Nguyen
(as used in expressions) Nguyen Vinh Thuy Nguyen Sinh Cung Nguyen dynasty Vo Nguyen Giap * * *
Nguyen Cao Ky
▪ South Vietnamese leader born Sept. 8, 1930, Son Tay, northern Vietnam    South Vietnamese military and political leader known for his flamboyant manner and militant ...
Nguyen Du
▪ Vietnamese poet in full  Nguyen-du Thanh-hien , pseudonym  To Nhu  born 1765, Tien Dien, Vietnam died Aug. 10, 1820, Hue       best-loved poet of the Vietnamese ...
Nguyen dynasty
(1802–1945) Last Vietnamese dynasty. During the 16th century, while the emperors of the Later Le dynasty were nominally in control, the Nguyen family came to rule southern ...
Nguyen Huu Tho
▪ 1997       Vietnamese political leader (b. July 10, 1910, Cho Lon, near Saigon [now Ho Chi Minh City], Vietnam—d. Dec. 24, 1996, Ho Chi Minh City), was the leader of ...
Nguyen Khanh
▪ Vietnamese politician and military leader born 1927       military and political leader who participated in a successful coup d'état against the South Vietnamese ...
Nguyen Kim Dien, Philippe
▪ Vietnamese archbishop born March 13, 1921, Long Duc, Vinh Long province, Vietnam died June 8, 1988, Ho Chi Minh City       Vietnamese prelate, archbishop of Hue and ...
Nguyen Tri Phuong
▪ Vietnamese general born 1806, near Saigon [now Ho Chi Minh City], Vietnam died Nov. 20, 1873, Hanoi       general dedicated to protecting Vietnam from European ...
Nguyen Truong To
▪ Vietnamese political reformer born 1828, Nghe An province, Vietnam died 1871       an early advocate of modernization and political reform in Vietnam who was among ...
Nguyen Van Linh
▪ 1999       Vietnamese politician (b. July 1, 1915, near Hanoi, Vietnam—d. April 27, 1998, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), was a secretive guerrilla leader who operated ...
Nguyen Van Thieu
/ngooh"yen" vahn" tyooh", nooh"yen"/ born 1923, South Vietnamese political leader: president 1967-75, when South Vietnam capitulated to North Vietnam. * * * ▪ ...
Nguyen Van Thinh
▪ Vietnamese statesman died Nov. 10, 1946, Saigon [now Ho Chi Minh City], Vietnam       Vietnamese statesman who in 1946 served briefly as president of a ...
Nguyen Van Thuan, Francois Xavier Cardinal
▪ 2003       Vietnamese Roman Catholic prelate (b. April 17, 1928, Phu Cam, French Indochina—d. Sept. 16, 2002, Rome, Italy), maintained his strong faith during 13 ...
ngwee
/euhng gwee"/, n., pl. ngwee. a bronze coin and monetary unit of Zambia, the 100th part of a kwacha. * * *
NH
New Hampshire (approved esp. for use with zip code). * * *
NHA
National Housing Agency. Also, N.H.A. * * *
Nha Trang
/nyah" trahng"/ a port in SW Vietnam. 216,227. * * * ▪ Vietnam       port city, southeastern Vietnam. The city lies at the mouth of the Cai River, 256 miles (412 km) ...
NHeb
NHeb abbrev. 1. New Hebrew 2. New Hebrides * * *
NHG
New High German. Also, NHG., N.H.G. * * *
NHI
Brit. National Health Insurance. * * *
NHL
National Hockey League. * * *
nḥm
Central Semitic, to console, comfort. 1. a. Nahum, from Hebrew naḥûm, comfort; b. Capernaum, from Hebrew kəpar naḥûm, village of Nahum (see kpr2). 2. Nehemiah, from Hebrew ...
nhr
Common Semitic noun *nah(a)r-, river. Achernar, from Arabic nahr, river. * * *
NHS
Brit. National Health Service. * * *
NHS Trust
➡ Primary Care Trust * * *
NHTSA
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. * * *
Ni
Symbol, Chem. nickel. * * *
Ni Zan
or Ni Tsan born 1301, Wuxi, Jiangsu province, China died 1374 Chinese artist. He was a part of the group of Chinese painters later known as the Four Masters of the Yuan ...
Ni-ō
▪ Buddhist mythology Japanese“Two Kings”       in Japanese Buddhist mythology, protector of the Buddhist faith, who makes a dual appearance as the guardian on ...
NIA
1. National Intelligence Authority. 2. Newspaper Institute of America. * * *
niacin
/nuy"euh sin/, n. Biochem. See nicotinic acid. [1935-40; NI(COTINIC) AC(ID) + -IN2] * * * or nicotinic acid or vitamin B3 Water-soluble vitamin of the vitamin B complex, ...
niacinamide
/nuy'euh sin"euh muyd'/, n. Biochem. nicotinamide. [1950-55; NIACIN + AMIDE] * * *
Niagara
/nuy ag"reuh, -ag"euhr euh/, n. 1. a river on the boundary between W New York and Ontario, Canada, flowing from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario. 34 mi. (55 km) long. 2. See Niagara ...
Niagara Escarpment
▪ ridge, North America also called  Lake Ridge         ridge in North America that extends (with breaks) for more than 650 miles (1,050 km) from southeastern ...
Niagara Falls
1. the falls of the Niagara River: in Canada, the Horseshoe Falls, 158 ft. (48 m) high; 2600 ft. (792 m) wide; in the U.S., American Falls, 167 ft. (51 m) high; 1000 ft. (305 m) ...
Niagara Frontier
▪ recreation and industrial area, New York, United States       recreation and heavy-industrial area in western New York, U.S., extending mainly along the Niagara ...
Niagara green
a light bluish green. Also, niagara green. [1930-35] * * *
Niagara Movement
▪ American civil rights organization       (1905–10), organization of black intellectuals led by W.E.B. Du Bois (Du Bois, W.E.B.) and calling for full political, ...
Niagara River
River forming the U.S.-Canada boundary between western New York and southern Ontario. Its high flow and steep descent make it one of the best sources of hydroelectric power in ...
Niagara-on-the-Lake
/nuy ag"reuh on dheuh layk", -awn-, -ag"euhr euh/, n. a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada, on Lake Ontario, at the mouth of the Niagara River, on the border between Canada and New ...
NiagaraRiver
Niagara River A river flowing about 55 km (34 mi) from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. It forms part of the boundary between western New York and Ontario, Canada. * * *
Niah Cave
/nee"euh/ a limestone cave in Sarawak, Borneo, the site of the discovery of one of the earliest anatomically modern Homo sapiens skulls, dated c38,000 B.C. * * * ▪ ...
Niall Ferguson
➡ Ferguson (I) * * *
Niamey
/nyah may"/, n. a port in and the capital of Niger, in the SW part, on the Niger River. 102,000. * * * City (pop., 1999: metro. area, 731,000), capital of Niger, along the Niger ...
Nian Rebellion
or Nien Rebellion (с 1852–68) Rebellion in northern China during the Qing dynasty. The Nian, a secret society, was probably a reincarnation of the White Lotus Society; it ...
Niane, Djibril Tamsir
▪ Guinean historian and writer born Jan. 9, 1932, Conakry, Guinea       African historian, playwright, and short-story writer.       After his secondary ...
Niane, Katoucha
▪ 2009       Guinean-born French fashion model born 1960, Conakry, Guinea found dead Feb. 28, 2008, Paris, France became the muse of French designer Yves Saint Laurent ...
nianhao
▪ Chinese chronology Wade-Giles romanization  nien-hao , English  reign name  or  era name        system of dating that was adopted by the Chinese in 140 BCE ...
Niani
▪ Guinea       village, northeastern Guinea. It lies on the left bank of the Sankarani River (a tributary of the Niger). A former administrative centre of Kangaba (a ...
Niantic
▪ people       Algonquian-speaking woodland Indians of southern New England. The Eastern Niantic lived on the western coast of what is now Rhode Island and on the ...
Niarchos
/nee ahr"kohs/; Gk. /nee"ahrdd khaws/, n. Stavros Spyros /stahv"rddaws spee"rddaws/, born 1909, Greek businessman. * * *
Niarchos, Stavros (Spyros)
born July 3, 1909, Athens, Greece died April 15, 1996, Zürich, Switz. Greek shipping magnate. He first bought ships to transport wheat for his family's flour mill, then ...
Niarchos, Stavros Spyros
▪ 1997       Greek shipping magnate (b. July 3, 1909, Athens, Greece—d. April 15, 1996, Zürich, Switz.), fulfilled the promise of his surname, which means "master of ...
Niari River
▪ river, Republic of the Congo       tributary of the Kouilou River in southern Congo (Brazzaville). Its headwaters rise in the Batéké Plateau northwest of ...
Nias
Island, Indonesia, in the Indian Ocean. The largest island in a chain along the western coast of Sumatra, it is 80 mi (129 km) long and 30 mi (48 km) wide, with an area of 1,842 ...
Niatross
▪ American racehorse       (foaled 1977), American harness racehorse (Standardbred), one of the greatest pacers in history, who in his two-year racing career set records ...
Niaux
▪ cave, Ariège, France       cave in Ariège, France, famous for its carefully drawn wall paintings (mural).       The cave site was first visited in 1864 and ...
nib
—niblike, adj. /nib/, n. 1. the point of a pen, or either of its divisions. 2. a penpoint for insertion into a penholder. 3. a point of anything: a cutting tool with a diamond ...
nibbana
/nib bah"neuh/, n. Pali. nirvana (def. 1). * * *
nibble
/nib"euhl/, v., nibbled, nibbling, n. v.i. 1. to bite off small bits. 2. to eat or chew in small bites: Give him a graham cracker to nibble on. 3. to bite, eat, or chew gently ...
nibbler
/nib"leuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that nibbles. 2. any of several fishes of the family Girellidae, inhabiting shallow coastal waters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, having ...
Nibelung
/nee"beuh loong'/, n., pl. Nibelungs, Nibelungen. Teutonic Legend. 1. any of a race of dwarfs who possessed a treasure captured by Siegfried. 2. the followers of Siegfried. * * *
Nibelungenlied
/nee"beuh loong'euhn leet'/, n. a Middle High German epic of c1200, related to the Scandinavian Volsunga Saga and telling of the life of Siegfried, his marriage to Kriemhild, his ...
niblick
/nib"lik/, n. Golf. a club with an iron head, the face of which has the greatest slope of all the irons, for hitting the ball with maximum loft. Also called number nine ...
nibs
/nibz/, n. his or her nibs, Informal (often facetious). a person in authority, esp. one who is demanding and tyrannical: His nibs wants fresh strawberries in December. [1815-25; ...
Nica
Nica abbrev. Nicaragua * * *
nicad
/nuy"kad'/, n. See nickel-cadmium battery. [by shortening] * * *
Nicaea
/nuy see"euh/, n. an ancient city in NW Asia Minor: Nicene Creed formulated here A.D. 325. * * * Independent principality (1204–61) of the fragmented Byzantine ...
Nicaea, Council of
(AD 325) First ecumenical council of the Christian Church, held at Nicaea (now Iznik, Turkey). Called by Emperor Constantine I, the council condemned Arianism and drew up the ...
Nicaea, empire of
▪ historical principality, Asia       independent principality of the fragmented Byzantine Empire, founded in 1204 by Theodore I Lascaris (1208–22); it served as a ...
Nicaean
/nuy see"euhn/, adj. Nicene. * * *
Nicander
▪ Greek poet, physicist, and grammarian flourished c. 2nd century BC, Claros, near Colophon in Ionia, Asia Minor [now in Turkey]       Greek poet, physician, and ...
Nicar
Nicar abbrev. Nicaragua * * *
Nicaragua
—Nicaraguan, n., adj. /nik'euh rah"gweuh/, n. 1. a republic in Central America. 4,386,399; 57,143 sq. mi. (148,000 sq. km). Cap.: Managua. 2. Lake. Spanish, Lago de Nicaragua. ...
Nicaragua, flag of
▪ Flag History       horizontally striped blue-white-blue national flag with a central coat of arms (arms, coat of). The flag has a width-to-length ratio of 3 to ...


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