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bran-new

  • adjective satellite conspicuously new
    bran-new; spick-and-span; spic-and-span.
    • shiny brand-new shoes
    • a spick-and-span novelty
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Bran"-new" adjective
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  1. See Brand-new.
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brand-new

  • adjective satellite conspicuously new
    bran-new; spick-and-span; spic-and-span.
    • shiny brand-new shoes
    • a spick-and-span novelty
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Brand"-new" adjective
Etymology
See Brand, and cf. Brannew.
Definitions
  1. Quite new; bright as if fresh from the forge.
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bright as a new penny

  • adjective satellite (metaphor) shining brightly
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capital of new hampshire

  • noun capital of the state of New Hampshire; located in south central New Hampshire on the Merrimack river
    Concord.
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capital of new jersey

  • noun capital of the state of New Jersey; located in western New Jersey on the Delaware river
    Trenton.
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capital of new mexico

  • noun capital of the state of New Mexico; located in north central New Mexico
    Santa Fe.
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capital of new york

  • noun state capital of New York; located in eastern New York State on the west bank of the Hudson river
    Albany.
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capital of new zealand

  • noun the capital of New Zealand
    Wellington.
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capital of papua new guinea

  • noun the administrative capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea
    Port Moresby.
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fire-new

Fire"-new` adjective
Definitions
  1. Fresh from the forge; bright; quite new; brand-new. Charles reade.
    Your fire-new stamp of honor is scarce current. Shak.
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fresh-new

Fresh"-new` adjective
Definitions
  1. Unpracticed. Obs. Shak.
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greater new orleans bridge

  • noun twin cantilever bridges across the Mississippi at New Orleans
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greater new york

  • noun the largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center
    New York; Greater New York.
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independent state of papua new guinea

  • noun a parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea; in 1975 it became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations
    Independent State of Papua New Guinea.
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jewish new year

  • noun (Judaism) a solemn Jewish feast day celebrated on the 1st or 1st and 2nd of Tishri; noted for the blowing of the shofar
    Rosh Hashona; Rosh Hashonah; Rosh Hashanah; Rosh Hashana.
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new amsterdam

  • noun a settlement established by the Dutch near the mouth of Hudson River and the southern end of Manhattan Island; annexed by the English in 1664 and renamed New York
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new ballgame

  • noun a particular situation that is radically different from the preceding situation
    ballgame.
    • HDTV looks the same but it's really a whole new ballgame
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New birth

  • . See under Birth.
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new britain

  • noun the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago; part of Papua New Guinea
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new brunswick

  • noun a university town in central New Jersey
  • noun a province in southeastern Canada
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new caledonia

  • noun an island to the to the east of Australia and to the north of New Zealand
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new caledonian

  • adjective of or relating to New Caledonia
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new caledonian pine

  • noun very tall evergreen of New Caledonia and the New Hebrides similar to norfolk island pine
    Araucaria columnaris.
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new caledonian yew

  • noun large yew native to New Caledonia; cultivated in eastern Australia and New Zealand and Hawaii
    Austrotaxus spicata.
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New Church, ∨ New Jerusalem Church

  • the church holding the doctrines taught by Emanuel Swedenborg. See Swedenborgian.
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new criticism

  • noun literary criticism based on close analysis of the text
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new deal

  • noun the economic policy of F. D. Roosevelt
  • noun the historic period (1933-1940) in the United States during which President Franklin Roosevelt's economic policies were implemented
  • noun a reapportioning of something
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new dealer

  • noun a supporter of the economic policies in the United States known as the New Deal
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new delhi

  • noun the capital of India is a division of the old city of Delhi
    capital of India; Indian capital.
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new edition

  • noun a publication (such as a book) that has been modified or updated and offered again for sale
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new england

  • noun a region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut
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new england aster

  • noun common perennial of eastern North America having showy purplish flowers; a parent of the Michaelmas daisy
    Aster novae-angliae.
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new england boiled dinner

  • noun corned beef simmered with onions and cabbage and usually other vegetables
    boiled dinner.
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new england clam chowder

  • noun a thick chowder made with clams and potatoes and onions and salt pork and milk
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new englander

  • noun an American who lives in New England
    Yankee.
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new english bible

  • noun a modern English version of the Bible and Apocrypha
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new flower

  • noun the capital of Ethiopia and the country's largest city; located in central Ethiopia
    capital of Ethiopia; Addis Ababa.
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new forest

  • noun an area of woods and heathland in southern Hampshire that was set aside by William I as Crown property in 1079; originally a royal hunting ground but now administered as parkland; noted for its ponies
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new greek

  • noun the Greek language as spoken and written today
    Modern Greek.
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new guinea

  • noun a Pacific island to the north of Australia; the 2nd largest island in the world; the western part is governed by Indonesia and the eastern part is Papua New Guinea
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new hampshire

  • noun a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
    NH; Granite State.
  • noun one of the British colonies that formed the United States
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new hampshirite

  • noun a native or resident of New Hampshire
    Granite Stater.
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new haven

  • noun a city in southwestern Connecticut; site of Yale University
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New heart

  • (Theol.), a heart or character changed by the power of God, so as to be governed by new and holy motives.
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new hebrides

  • noun a volcanic island republic in Melanesia; independent since 1980
    Republic of Vanuatu; Vanuatu.
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new ireland

  • noun an island in the Bismarck Archipelago; part of Papua New Guinea
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new jazz

  • noun any of various styles of jazz that appeared after 1940
    modern jazz; neo jazz.
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new jersey

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies
    Garden State; NJ; Jersey.
  • noun one of the British colonies that formed the United States
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new jerseyan

  • noun a native of resident of New Jersey
    New Jerseyan; Garden Stater.
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new jerseyite

  • noun a native of resident of New Jersey
    New Jerseyan; Garden Stater.
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New land

  • land ckeared and cultivated for the first time.
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new latin

  • noun Latin since the Renaissance; used for scientific nomenclature
    Neo-Latin.
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New light

  • . (Zoöl.) See Crappie.
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new line

  • noun the operation that prepares for the next character to be printed or displayed as the first character on the next line
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new london

  • noun a town in southeastern Connecticut near Long Island Sound; an important whaling center in the 19th century
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new look

  • noun a style of women's clothing created by Christian Dior in 1947; involved a tight bodice and narrow waist and a flowing pleated skirt
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new mexican

  • noun a native or resident of New Mexico
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new mexico

  • noun a state in southwestern United States on the Mexican border
    Land of Enchantment; NM.
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New moon

  • noun the time at which the Moon appears as a narrow waxing crescent
    new moon.
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  • . (a) The moon in its first quarter, or when it first appears after being invisible . (b) The day when the new moon is first seen; the first day of the lunar month, which was a holy day among the Jews. 2 Kings iv. 23.
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new netherland

  • noun a Dutch colony in North America along the Hudson and lower Delaware rivers although the colony centered in New Amsterdam; annexed by the English in 1664
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new norwegian

  • noun one of two official languages of Norway; based on rural dialects
    Landsmal; Nynorsk; Landsmaal.
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new orleans

  • noun a port and largest city in Louisiana; located in southeastern Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi river; a major center for offshore drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico; jazz originated here among black musicians in the late 19th century; Mardi Gras is celebrated here each year
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new penny

  • noun a coin used in Great Britain since 1971 worth one hundredth of a pound
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new people's army

  • noun a terrorist organization that is the militant wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines; a Maoist organization formed to overthrow the government; uses hit squads called Sparrow Units; opposes United States military presence in the Philippines
    NPA.
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new phase of the moon

  • noun the time at which the Moon appears as a narrow waxing crescent
    new moon.
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New Red Sandstone

  • (Geol.), an old name for the formation immediately above the coal measures or strata, now divided into the Permian and Trias. See Sandstone.
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new river

  • noun a river in the southeastern United States that flows northward from North Carolina to West Virginia where it empties into the Kanawha River
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new river gorge bridge

  • noun a steel arch bridge across New River at Fayetteville, West Virginia
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new scotland yard

  • noun the detective department of the metropolitan police force of London
    Scotland Yard.
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new siberian islands

  • noun a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean to the north of Siberia and to the east of the Laptev Sea
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new south wales

  • noun an Australian state in southeastern Australia
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new stone age

  • noun latest part of the Stone Age beginning about 10,000 BC in the Middle East (but later elsewhere)
    Neolithic Age; Neolithic.
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New style

  • . See Style.
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new style calendar

  • noun the solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752
    Gregorian calendar.
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New testament

  • noun the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
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  • . See under Testament.
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new town

  • noun a planned urban community created in a rural or undeveloped area and designed to be self-sufficient with its own housing and education and commerce and recreation
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new wave

  • noun an art movement in French cinema in the 1960s
    Nouvelle Vague.
  • noun any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)
    vanguard; avant-garde; van.
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new waver

  • noun a film maker who follows New Wave ideas
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New world

  • noun the hemisphere that includes North America and South America
    occident; western hemisphere.
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  • the land of the Western Hemisphere; so called because not known to the inhabitants of the Eastern Hemisphere until recent times.
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new world anteater

  • noun any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites
    anteater.
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new world beaver

  • noun a variety of beaver found in almost all areas of North America except Florida
    Castor canadensis.
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new world blackbird

  • noun any bird of the family Icteridae whose male is black or predominantly black
    blackbird.
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new world chat

  • noun birds having a chattering call
    chat.
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new world coral snake

  • noun any of several venomous New World snakes brilliantly banded in red and black and either yellow or white; widely distributed in South America and Central America
    coral snake; harlequin-snake.
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new world flycatcher

  • noun large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing
    flycatcher; tyrant flycatcher; tyrant bird.
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new world goldfinch

  • noun American finch whose male has yellow body plumage in summer
    yellowbird; goldfinch; Spinus tristis.
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new world jay

  • noun a North American jay
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new world least weasel

  • noun of Canada and northeastern United States
    Mustela rixosa.
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new world leishmaniasis

  • noun a form of leishmaniasis endemic in Mexico and Central American and South America; sores are limited to the skin and mucosa
    nasopharyngeal leishmaniasis; mucocutaneous leishmaniasis; leishmaniasis americana; American leishmaniasis.
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new world monkey

  • noun hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
    platyrrhinian; platyrrhine.
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new world mouse

  • noun a variety of rodent
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new world opah

  • noun from Nova Scotia to West Indies and Gulf of Mexico
    Lampris guttatus.
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new world oriole

  • noun American songbird; male is black and orange or yellow
    American oriole; oriole.
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new world porcupine

  • noun arboreal porcupine
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new world sparrow

  • noun sparrow-like North American finches
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new world tapir

  • noun a tapir found in South America and Central America
    Tapirus terrestris.
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new world vulture

  • noun large birds of prey superficially similar to Old World vultures
    cathartid.
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new world warbler

  • noun small bright-colored American songbird with a weak unmusical song
    wood warbler.
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new year

  • noun the calendar year just begun
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new year's

  • noun the first day of the year
    New Year's; January 1.
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new year's day

  • noun the first day of the year
    New Year's; January 1.
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New" Year's` Day"
Definitions
  1. the first day of a calendar year; the first day of January. Often colloquially abbreviated to New year's or new year.
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new year's eve

  • noun the last day of the year
    December 31.
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new york

  • noun the largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center
    New York; Greater New York.
  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    New York; NY; Empire State.
  • noun one of the British colonies that formed the United States
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new york aster

  • noun North American perennial herb having small autumn-blooming purple or pink or white flowers; widely naturalized in Europe
    Aster novi-belgii; Michaelmas daisy.
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new york bay

  • noun a bay of the North Atlantic; fed by the Hudson River
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new york city

  • noun the largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center
    New York; Greater New York.
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new york fern

  • noun slender shield fern of moist woods of eastern North America; sometimes placed in genus Dryopteris
    Dryopteris noveboracensis; Parathelypteris novae-boracensis.
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new york minute

  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    instant; wink; blink of an eye; flash; twinkling; jiffy; heartbeat; split second; trice.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash
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new york state

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    New York; NY; Empire State.
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new york state barge canal

  • noun a system of canals crossing New York State and connecting the Great Lakes with the Hudson River and Lake Champlain
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new york stock exchange

  • noun a stock exchange in New York
    NYSE; big board; N. Y. Stock Exchange.
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new york strip

  • noun steak from upper part of the short loin
    strip steak.
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new yorker

  • noun a native or resident of New York (especially of New York City)
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new zealand

  • noun an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
  • noun North Island and South Island and adjacent small islands in the South Pacific
    New Zealand.
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New` Zea"land
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  1. A group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean.
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new zealand beech

  • noun any of several tall New Zealand trees of the genus Nothofagus; some yield useful timber
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new zealand cotton

  • noun a fiber from the bast of New Zealand ribbon trees that resembles cotton fiber
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new zealand dacryberry

  • noun New Zealand evergreen valued for its light easily worked wood
    kahikatea; New Zealand Dacryberry; Podocarpus dacrydioides; Dacrycarpus dacrydioides.
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new zealand daisybush

  • noun bushy New Zealand shrub cultivated for its fragrant white flower heads
    Olearia haastii.
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new zealand dollar

  • noun the basic unit of money in New Zealand
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new zealand honeysuckle

  • noun slender elegant tree of New Zealand having racemes of red flowers and yielding valuable mottled red timber
    rewa-rewa.
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new zealand islands

  • noun North Island and South Island and adjacent small islands in the South Pacific
    New Zealand.
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new zealand mountain pine

  • noun New Zealand shrub
    Halocarpus bidwilli; tarwood; Dacrydium bidwilli; tar-wood.
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new zealand spinach

  • noun coarse sprawling Australasian plant with red or yellow flowers; cultivated for its edible young shoots and succulent leaves
    Tetragonia expansa; Tetragonia tetragonioides.
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new zealand white pine

  • noun New Zealand evergreen valued for its light easily worked wood
    kahikatea; New Zealand Dacryberry; Podocarpus dacrydioides; Dacrycarpus dacrydioides.
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new zealand wine berry

  • noun graceful deciduous shrub or small tree having attractive foliage and small red berries that turn black at maturity and are used for making wine
    makomako; wineberry; Aristotelia racemosa; Aristotelia serrata.
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new zealand wren

  • noun birds of New Zealand that resemble wrens
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new zealander

  • noun a native or inhabitant of New Zealand
    Kiwi.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of New Zealand or its people
    • New Zealander sheep farms
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new-made

  • adjective satellite newly made
    • the aroma of new-made bread
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new-model

New`-mod"el transitive verb
Definitions
  1. To remodel.
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new-mown

  • adjective satellite newly mown
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new-sprung

  • adjective satellite having just or recently arisen or come into existence
    newborn.
    • new nations
    • with newborn fears
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new-year

New"-year` adjective
Definitions
  1. Of or pertaining to, or suitable for, the commencement of the year; as, New-year gifts or odes.
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Of new

  • anew. Obs.
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papua new guinea

  • noun a parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea; in 1975 it became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations
    Independent State of Papua New Guinea.
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span-new

Span"-new` adjective
Etymology
Icel. spannr, properly, new as a ship just split; spann chip + nr new. See Spoon, and New.
Definitions
  1. Quite new; brand-new; fire-new. "A span-new archbishop's chair." Fuller.
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To turn over a new leaf

  • to make a radical change for the better in one's way of living or doing. Colloq.
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