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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 blood British & World English

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

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)

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

New Comedy British & World English

A style of ancient Greek comedy associated with Menander, in which young lovers typically undergo endless vicissitudes in the company of stock fictional characters

new economy British & World English

New industries, such as biotechnology or the Internet, that are characterized by cutting-edge technology and high growth

New England British & World English

An area on the NE coast of the US, comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut

New Forest British & World English

An area of heath and woodland in southern Hampshire. It has been reserved as Crown property since 1079, originally by William I as a royal hunting area, and is noted for its ponies

New France British & World English

The former colonies and possessions of France (until 1763) in North America, including Quebec, Acadia, and Louisiana

New Georgia British & World English

A group of islands in the Solomon Islands, north-west of Guadalcanal

New Guinea British & World English

An island in the western South Pacific, off the north coast of Australia, the second-largest island in the world (following Greenland). It is divided into two parts; the western half comprises the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua, the eastern half forms part of Papua New Guinea

New Iberia British & World English

A city in southern Louisiana, on the Bayou Teche in Cajun Country; population 32,959 (est. 2008)

New Ireland British & World English

An island in the South Pacific, administratively part of Papua New Guinea, lying to the north of New Britain; population 145,700 (est. 2009); capital, Kavieng

New Jersey British & World English

A state in the north-eastern US, on the Atlantic coast; population 8,682,661 (est. 2008); capital, Trenton. Colonized by Dutch settlers and ceded to Britain in 1664, it became one of the original thirteen states of the Union (1787)

New Kingdom British & World English

A period of ancient Egyptian history (circa 1550–1070 bc, 18th-20th dynasty)

New London British & World English

An industrial port city in southeastern Connecticut, across the Thames River from Groton, on Long Island Sound; population 25,891 (est. 2008)

New Mexico British & World English

A state in the south-western US, on the border with Mexico; population 1,984,356 (est. 2008); capital, Santa Fe. It was obtained from Mexico in 1848 and 1854, and in 1912 it became the 47th state of the US

New Orleans British & World English

A city and port in SE Louisiana, on the Mississippi; population 311,853 (est. 2008). It was founded by the French in 1718 and named after the Duc d’Orléans, regent of France. It is noted for its annual Mardi Gras celebrations and for its association with the development of blues and jazz

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