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Definition of Novel

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new; strange
piece of long fiction with a plot and characters; story
Novel Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
novus
Novel Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
That which is new or unusual; a novelty.
  
(a.)
Of recent origin or introduction; not ancient; new; hence, out of the ordinary course; unusual; strange; surprising.
  
(a.)
News; fresh tidings.
  
(a.)
A new or supplemental constitution. See the Note under Novel, a.
  
(a.)
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's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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novel
\nov"el\, n. [f. nouvelle. see novel, a.]
1. that which is new or unusual; a novelty.
2. pl. news; fresh tidings. [obs.] some came of curiosity to hear some novels.
3. 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.
4. [l. novellae (sc. constitutiones): cf. f. novelles.] (law) a new or supplemental constitution. see the note under novel, a.
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.
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.
novel
assignment (law), a new assignment or specification of a suit.


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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
new: nua, úr
(new) story: úrscéal, uirscéal m.
fictitious tale: fin(n)scéal
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Newydd = n. what is new, news, a. new, novel; fresh
The Devil's Dictionary
Novel, (n.)

A short story padded. A species of composition bearing the same relation to literature that the panorama bears to art. As it is too long to be read at a sitting the impressions made by its successive parts are successively effaced, as in the panorama. Unity, totality of effect, is impossible; for besides the few pages last read all that is carried in mind is the mere plot of what has gone before. To the romance the novel is what photography is to painting. Its distinguishing principle, probability, corresponds to the literal actuality of the photograph and puts it distinctly into the category of reporting; whereas the free wing of the romancer enables him to mount to such altitudes of imagination as he may be fitted to attain; and the first three essentials of the literary art are imagination, imagination and imagination. The art of writing novels, such as it was, is long dead everywhere except in Russia, where it is new. Peace to its ashes -- some of which have a large sale.
  
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story
(hypernym) fiction
(hyponym) detective novel, mystery novel
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"
(hypernym) book, volume

Adjective
1. of a kind not seen before; "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"
(synonym) fresh, new
(similar) original
2. pleasantly novel or different; "common sense of a most refreshing sort"
(synonym) refreshing
(similar) new
Novel Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Novel Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of books
Novel Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A novel is a long prose narrative that describes fictional characters and events, usually in the form of a sequential story. The genre has historical roots in antiquity and the fields of medieval and early modern romance and in the tradition of the novella. The latter, an Italian word used to describe short stories, supplied the present generic English term in the 18th century.

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*** is Michael Brodsky's fifth novel. The title consists of precisely three asterisks, as mentioned on the book's copyright page as part of its Library of Congress cataloguing information.

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Moon of Israel is a novel by Rider Haggard, first published in 1918 by John Murray. The novel narrates the events of the Biblical Exodus from Egypt told from the perspective of a scribe named Ana. Haggard dedicated his novel to Sir Gaston Maspero a distinguished Egyptologist and director of Cairo Museum. His novel was the basis of a script by Ladislaus Vajda, for film-director Michael Curtiz in his 1924 Austrian epic known as Die Sklavenkönigin, or "Queen of the Slaves".

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