Dictionary: NEW'ISH – NIB'BLE

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Somewhat new; nearly new. Bacon.

NEW'LY, adv.

  1. Lately; freshly; recently. He rubb'd it o'er with newly gathered mint. Dryden.
  2. With a new form, different from the former. And the refined mind doth newly fashion / Into a fairer form. Spenser.
  3. In a manner not existing before.


Newly made or formed. Moore.

NEW-MOD'EL, v.t.

To give a new form to.


Formed after a new model.


Giving a new form to.


  1. Lateness of origin; recentness; state of being lately invented or produced; as, the newness of a dress; the newness of a system.
  2. Novelty; the state of being first known or introduced. The newness of the scene was very gratifying.
  3. Innovation; recent change. An happy newness that intends old right. Shak.
  4. Want of practice or familiarity. His newness shamed most of the others' long exercise. Sidney.
  5. Different state or qualities introduced by change or regeneration. Even so we also should walk in newness of life. Rom. vi.

NEWS, n. [from new; Fr. nouvelles. This word has a plural form, but is almost always united with a verb in the singular.]

  1. Recent account; fresh information of something that has lately taken place at a distance, or of something before unknown; tidings. We have news from Constantinople. News has just arrived. This news is favorable. Evil news rides fast, while good news baits. Milton. It is no news for the weak and poor to be a prey to the strong and rich. L'Estrange.
  2. A newspaper.


A boy who carries and delivers newspapers.


One that deals in news; one who employs much time in hearing and telling news. Arbuthnot.


A sheet of paper printed and distributed for conveying news; a public print that circulates news, advertisements, proceedings of legislative bodies, public documents and the like.


A seller of newspapers.

NEWT, n.

A small lizard; an eft. Encyc.


Pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, or formed or discovered by him; as, the Newtonian philosophy or system.


A follower of Newton in philosophy.


A present made on the first day of the year.


A native of New-York.

NEXT, a. [superl. of nigh. Sax. next or nexsta, from neh, neah, nigh; G. nächst; D. naast; Sw. nåst; Dan. næs.]

  1. Nearest in place; that has no object intervening between it and some other; immediately preceding, or preceding in order. We say, the next person before or after another. Her princely guest / Was next her side, in order sat the rest. Dryden.
  2. Nearest in time; as, the neat day or hour; the nest day before or after Easter.
  3. Nearest in degree, quality, rank, right or relation; as, one man is next to another in excellence; one is next in kindred; one is next in rank or dignity. Assign the property to him who has the next claim.

NEXT, adv.

At the time or turn nearest or immediately succeeding. It is not material who follows next.

NI'AS, n.

For an eyas, a young hawk. B. Jonson.

NIB, n. [Sax. neb, nebb. See Neb, the same word differently written.]

  1. The bill or beak of a fowl.
  2. The point of any thing, particularly of a pen.


Having a nib or point.


A little bite, or seizing to bite.

NIB'BLE, v.i.

  1. To bite at; as, fishes nibble at the bait. Grew.
  2. To carp at; to find fault; to censure little faults. Instead of returning a full answer to my book, he manifestly nibbles at a single passage. Tillotson.

NIB'BLE, v.t. [from nib.]

  1. To bite by little at a time; to eat slowly or in small bits. So sheep are said to nibble the grass. Shak.
  2. To bite, as a fish does the bait; to carp at; just to catch by biting. Gay.