Novel
Novel Nov"el, a. [OF. novel, nuvel, F. nouvel, nouveau, L. novellus, dim. of novus new. See {New}.] Of recent origin or introduction; not ancient; new; hence, out of the ordinary course; unusual; strange; surprising. [1913 Webster]

Note: In civil law, the novel or new constitutions are those which are supplemental to the code, and posterior in time to the other books. These contained new decrees of successive emperors. [1913 Webster]

{Novel assignment} (Law), a new assignment or specification of a suit. [1913 Webster]

Syn: New; recent; modern; fresh; strange; uncommon; rare; unusual.

Usage: {Novel}, {New} . Everything at its first occurrence is new; that is novel which is so much out of the ordinary course as to strike us with surprise. That is a new sight which is beheld for the first time; that is a novel sight which either was never seen before or is seen but seldom. We have daily new inventions, but a novel one supposes some very peculiar means of attaining its end. Novel theories are regarded with distrust, as likely to prove more ingenious than sound. [1913 Webster]


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  • Novel — Nov el, n. [F. nouvelle. See {Novel}, a.] 1. That which is new or unusual; a novelty. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. News; fresh tidings. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Some came of curiosity to hear some novels. Latimer. [1913 Webster] 3. A fictitious tale or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • novel — I adjective alien, anomalous, bizarre, different, distinctive, eccentric, exceptional, extraordinary, foreign, fresh, innovative, inusitate, irregular, modern, neoteric, neoterical, new, newly come, nonconformist, novus, odd, original, peculiar,… …   Law dictionary

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  • novel — adjetivo,sustantivo masculino y femenino 1. Que acaba de empezar en una actividad o profesión: La autora de este libro es una escritora novel, pero de cierta fama. Pepe es novel, pero no conduce mal …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • novel — [näv′əl] adj. [ME novell < OFr novel < L novellus, dim. of novus, NEW] new and unusual; esp., being the first of its kind n. [It novella < L neut. pl. of novellus (see NOVEL the adj. ), hence, orig., new things, news] 1. Obs. NOVELLA… …   English World dictionary

  • novel — [adj] new, original at cutting edge*, atypical, avant garde, breaking new ground*, contemporary, different, far cry*, fresh, funky*, innovative, just out*, modernistic, neoteric, newfangled, new fashioned, now*, odd, offbeat, peculiar, rare,… …   New thesaurus

  • novel — (Del cat. novell, nuevo). adj. Que comienza a practicar un arte o una profesión, o tiene poca experiencia en ellos. U. t. c. s.) ☛ V. caballero novel …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • novel — Ⅰ. novel [1] ► NOUN ▪ a fictitious prose narrative of book length. ORIGIN from Italian novella storia new story . Ⅱ. novel [2] ► ADJECTIVE ▪ interestingly new or unusual …   English terms dictionary

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