Associations to the word «Novel»


NOVEL, adjective. New, original, especially in an interesting way
NOVEL, noun. (obsolete) A novelty; something new. [15th-18th c.]
NOVEL, noun. (now historical) A fable; a short tale, especially one of many making up a larger work. [from 16th c.]
NOVEL, noun. A work of prose fiction, longer than a short story. [from 17th c.]
NOVEL, noun. (classical studies) (historical) A new legal constitution in ancient Rome. [from 17th c.]

Dictionary definition

NOVEL, noun. An extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story.
NOVEL, noun. 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".
NOVEL, adjective. Original and of a kind not seen before; "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem".
NOVEL, adjective. Pleasantly new or different; "common sense of a most refreshing sort".

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin