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new British & World English

Produced, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time; not existing before

new English Thesaurus

Roger used new techniques of measuring and recording growth

breathe life into British & World English

Fill with enthusiasm and energy; reinvigorate

New Age British & World English

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

new man British & World English

A man who rejects sexist attitudes and the traditional male role, especially in the context of domestic responsibilities and childcare

New Age New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(capitals, no hyphen even when attributive)

new blood British & World English

New members admitted to a group, especially as an invigorating force

brand new British & World English

Completely new

what's new British & World English

(Said on greeting someone) what’s going on? how are you?

New Bern British & World English

A historic commercial city in eastern North Carolina; population 28,586 (est. 2008)

new build British & World English

The construction of new houses or other buildings

New Deal British & World English

The economic measures introduced by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 to counteract the effects of the Great Depression. It involved a massive public works programme, complemented by the large-scale granting of loans, and succeeded in reducing unemployment by between 7 and 10 million

New Delhi British & World English

The capital of India, a city in north central India built 1912–29 to replace Calcutta (now Kolkata) as the capital of British India. With Delhi, it is part of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Pop. (with Delhi) 12,259,200 (est. 2009)

New Haven British & World English

An industrial city in south central Connecticut, on Long Island Sound, home to Yale University; population 123,669 (est. 2008)

New Hope British & World English

A borough in southeastern Pennsylvania, on the Delaware River, a well-known tourist destination and artists' colony; population 2,278 (est. 2008)

new-laid British & World English

(Of an egg) recently laid

New Look British & World English

A style of women’s clothing introduced in 1947 by Christian Dior, featuring calf-length full skirts and a generous use of material in contrast to wartime austerity

new maths British & World English

A system of teaching mathematics to younger children, with emphasis on investigation and discovery by them and on set theory

new media British & World English

Means of mass communication using digital technologies such as the Internet

new money British & World English

Wealth that has been recently acquired, typically that which a person has earned rather than inherited

new moon British & World English

The phase of the moon when it first appears as a slender crescent, shortly after its conjunction with the sun

new order British & World English

A new system, regime, or government

New River British & World English

A river that flows for 320 miles (515 km) from North Carolina through Virginia and into West Virginia, where it enters the Kanawha River

New Spain British & World English

A former Spanish viceroyalty established in Central and North America in 1535, centred on present-day Mexico City. It comprised all the land under Spanish control north of the Isthmus of Panama, including parts of the southern US. It also came to include the Spanish possessions in the Caribbean and the Philippines. The viceroyalty was abolished in 1821, when Mexico achieved independence

New Style British & World English

The method of calculating dates using the Gregorian calendar. The Gregorian superseded the Julian calendar in Britain, Ireland, and British colonies in 1752

new-style British & World English

Having a new style; different from and usually better than a previous version

new town British & World English

A planned urban centre created in an undeveloped or rural area, especially with government sponsorship

new wave British & World English

A group of people or artistic works introducing new styles or ideas, in particular

New World British & World English

North and South America regarded collectively in relation to Europe, especially after the early voyages of European explorers

new year British & World English

The calendar year just begun or about to begin

New Year's British & World English

New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day

New York British & World English

A state in the north-eastern US; population 19,490,297 (est. 2008); capital, Albany. It stretches from the Canadian border and Lake Ontario in the north-west to the Atlantic in the east. Originally settled by the Dutch, it was surrendered to the British in 1664 and was one of the original thirteen states of the Union (1788)

brand new New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

New Deal New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

measures in the US to counteract the Great Depression

New Latin New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Latin since the close of the Middle Ages

New Style New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

calculation of dates using the Gregorian calendar

new wave New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

new style of music, film, etc.

New York New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

state in the north-eastern US

a new one British & World English

An account, idea, or joke not previously encountered by someone

New Albany British & World English

An industrial city in southern Indiana, across the Ohio River from Louisville in Kentucky; population 37,296 (est. 2008)

New Bedford British & World English

An industrial port city in southeastern Massachusetts, on Buzzards Bay, a noted 19th-century whaling center; population 91,365 (est. 2008)

New Britain British & World English

A mountainous island in the South Pacific, administratively part of Papua New Guinea, lying off the NE coast of New Guinea; population 404,600 (est. 2008); capital, Rabaul


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