What does novel mean?

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ˈnɒv əlnov·el

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. novel(noun)

    an extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story

  2. novel(adj)

    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"

  3. fresh, new, novel(adj)

    original and of a kind not seen before

    "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"

  4. novel, refreshing(adj)

    pleasantly new or different

    "common sense of a most refreshing sort"

GCIDE

  1. Novel(n.)

    A fictitious tale or narrative, longer than a short story, having some degree of complexity and development of characters; it is usually organized as a time sequence of events, and is commonly intended to exhibit the operation of the passions, and often of love. Dryden.

    Etymology: [F. nouvelle. See Novel, a.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Novel(adj)

    of recent origin or introduction; not ancient; new; hence, out of the ordinary course; unusual; strange; surprising

    Etymology: [F. nouvelle. See Novel, a.]

  2. Novel(adj)

    that which is new or unusual; a novelty

    Etymology: [F. nouvelle. See Novel, a.]

  3. Novel(adj)

    news; fresh tidings

    Etymology: [F. nouvelle. See Novel, a.]

  4. Novel(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [F. nouvelle. See Novel, a.]

  5. Novel(adj)

    a new or supplemental constitution. See the Note under Novel, a

    Etymology: [F. nouvelle. See Novel, a.]

Freebase

  1. Novel

    A novel is a long prose narrative that describes fictional characters and events in the form of a sequential story, usually. The genre has historical roots in 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. Further definition of the genre is historically difficult. The construction of the narrative, the plot, the relation to reality, the characterization, and the use of language are usually discussed to show a novel's artistic merits. Most of these requirements were introduced to literary prose in the 16th and 17th centuries, in order to give fiction a justification outside the field of factual history.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Novel

    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. novellusnovus.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. NOVEL

    A fabric that is often (k)nit in print, though the yarn be well spun.

CrunchBase

  1. Novel

    Novel, Inc. is a venture capital funded start-up in Seattle, Washington that has been seen in The New York Times, Business Week, and is the recipient of multiple accolades and global awards. Novel, Inc. was incorporated in May 2010 and was originally founded as Novel Interactive in 2009.While in the video game industry, Novel is not just positioning to build traditional video games. Novel received the Pacific Northwest Innovation Award from Microsoft in Entrepreneurs™ Organization™s annual GSEA competition, but has not yet publicly released any information. Novel was also selected by Entrepreneur™s Organization, from over 1,500 businesses across 33 countries, as one of the top 30 young entrepreneurs and ventures in the world.Novel, Inc. has announced an upcoming massively multiplayer online title, Empire & State, to be released this year. However, their CEO has stated, continuously building games is critical to our strategy, but our second product to be released in early 2011 will actually be the product that won the Innovation Award and could change the way you think about what games are.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'novel' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3206

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'novel' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4738

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'novel' in Nouns Frequency: #1050

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'novel' in Adjectives Frequency: #977

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of novel in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of novel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of novel in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    If you are looking for all right answers, Scientist is not a person who'll give those to you, because she/he is the one who always asks the right questions. It's the scientific curiosity of Scientist that challenges the status quo, and often gives birth to novel inventions, ingenious innovations, and scientific progress in our world.

  2. George Osborne:

    Nigel Farage seems to be making it up as he goes along, one moment he's talking about a cap and then he ditches it live on air which is a novel approach to policymaking.

  3. Ayn Rand, The Romantic Manifesto p. 74 (pb 93):

    A good novel is an indivisible sum; every scene, sequence and passage of a good novel has to involve, contribute to and advance all three of its major attributes: theme, plot, characterization.

  4. Carenza Lewis:

    This new research offers a novel solution to that evidential challenge, using finds of pottery – a highly durable indicator of human presence - as a proxy for population change in a manner that is both scalable and replicable, it shows that pottery use fell by almost a half in eastern England in the centuries immediately after the Black Death. This supports the emerging consensus that the population of England remained somewhere between 35 and 55 per cent below its pre-Black Death level well into the sixteenth century.

  5. Milan Kundera, Interview on The Book of Laughter and Forgetting:

    The stupidity of people comes from having an answer to everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything... it seems to me that all over the world people nowadays prefer to judge rather than to understand, to answer rather than to ask, so that the voice of the novel can hardly be heard over the noisy foolishness of human certainties.

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