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Definitions of novel

  1. of a kind not seen before; "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction; "his bookcases were filled with nothing but novels"; "he burned all the novels" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. pleasantly novel or different; "common sense of a most refreshing sort" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Of recent origin or introduction; not ancient; new; hence, out of the ordinary course; unusual; strange; surprising. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. That which is new or unusual; a novelty. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. News; fresh tidings. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A fictitious tale or narrative, professing to be conformed to real life; esp., one intended to exhibit the operation of the passions, and particularly of love. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A new or supplemental constitution. See the Note under Novel, a. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Of recent origin or introduction; as, a novel plan; new, strange, or unusual. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A long, fictitious story, in which the scenes, characters, and events are such as would be met with in real life. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. New: unusual: strange. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. That which is new: a fictitious tale: a romance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. A fictitious tale. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. New; unusual. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Recent; new; strange; unusual. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Of recent origin or introduction; unusual; strange. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. A new or supplemental constitution or decree; a fictitious tale or narrative in prose. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. A tale or narrative professing to give a picture of human life in some of its aspects, particularly the natural workings of the human heart; a fiction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. 1. Usually refers to an idea or action that is considered to be unique and unusual. 2. A comprehensive fictional story that ties elements of literature such as dialogues, characters, etc, to create a plot that is engaging to the readers. thelawdictionary.org
  21. nov'el, adj. new: unusual: strange.--n. that which is new: a new or supplemental constitution or decree, issued by certain Roman emperors, as Justinian, after their authentic publications of law (also NOVELL'A): a fictitious prose narrative or tale presenting a picture of real life, esp. of the emotional crises in the life-history of the men and women portrayed.--n. NOVELETTE', a small novel.--v.t. NOV'ELISE, to change by introducing novelties: to put into the form of novels.--v.i. to make innovations.--n. NOV'ELIST, a novel-writer: an innovator.--adj. NOVELIST'IC.--n. NOV'ELTY, newness: unusual appearance: anything new, strange, or different from anything before:--pl. NOV'ELTIES. [O. Fr. novel (Fr. nouveau)--L. novellus--novus.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. One of the tales in such a collection as Boccaccio\'s Decameron; fictitious prose narrative of sufficient length to fill one or more volumes portraying characters& actions representative of real life in continuous plot, the n., this type of literature; (Rom. law) new decree supplementary to the Codex. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. Of new kind or nature, strange, hitherto unknown. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. A fictitious narrative intended to exhibit the operation of the passions, and particularly of love. Cabinet Dictionary

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