Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Neo-Latin adjective [ Neo- + Latin .] Applied to the Romance languages, as being mostly of Latin origin.
Neo-Malthusian adjective Designating, or pertaining to, a group of modern economists who hold to the Malthusianism doctrine that permanent betterment of the general standard of living is impossible without decrease of competition by limitation of the number of births. -- Ne`o- Mal*thu"sian , Ne`o-Mal*thu"sian*ism , noun
Neo-Scholastic adjective Of or pert. to Neo-Scholasticism.
Neo-Scholasticism noun The modern revival of the Scholastic philosophy, esp. of that of Thomas Aquinas, with critical revision to suit the exigencies of the general advance in learning. The Neo-Scholastic movement received a great impetus from Leo XIII.'s interest in it.
.] (Archæol. & Geol.) Of or pertaining to, or designating, an era characterized by late remains in stone.
The Neolithic era includes the latter half of the "Stone age;" the human relics which belong to it are associated with the remains of animals not yet extinct. The kitchen middens of Denmark, the lake dwellings of Switzerland, and the stockaded islands, or "crannogs," of the British Isles, belong to this era. Lubbock.
Neologian adjective Neologic; neological.
Neologian noun A neologist.
Neologianism noun Neologism.
Neologic, Neological adjective
[ Confer French néologique
.] Of or pertaining to neology; employing new words; of the nature of, or containing, new words or new doctrines.
A genteel neological dictionary. Chesterfield.
Neologically adverb In a neological manner.
Neologism noun [ Confer French néologisme .]
1. The introduction of new words, or the use of old words in a new sense. Mrs. Browning. 2. A new word, phrase, or expression. 3. A new doctrine; specifically, rationalism.
Neologist noun [ Confer French néologiste .]
1. One who introduces new words or new senses of old words into a language. 2. An innovator in any doctrine or system of belief, especially in theology; one who introduces or holds doctrines subversive of supernatural or revealed religion; a rationalist, so- called.
Neologistic, Neologistical adjective Of or pertaining to neology; neological.
Neologization noun The act or process of neologizing.
Neologize intransitive verb
1. To introduce or use new words or terms or new uses of old words. 2. To introduce innovations in doctrine, esp. in theological doctrine.
Neology noun [ Neo- + - logy : confer French néologie .]
1. The introduction of a new word, or of words or significations, into a language; as, the present nomenclature of chemistry is a remarkable instance of neology . 2. A new doctrine; esp. (Theol.) , a doctrine at variance with the received interpretation of revealed truth; a new method of theological interpretation; rationalism.
Neomenia noun [ New Latin , from Greek ...; ... new + mh`n month.] The time of the new moon; the beginning of the month in the lunar calendar.
Neomenoidea noun plural
[ New Latin , from Neomenia
, a representative genus (See Neomenia
) + -oid
.] (Zoology) A division of vermiform gastropod mollusks, without a shell, belonging to the Isopleura.
Neomorph noun [ Neo- + Greek ... form.] (Biol.) A structure, part, or organ developed independently, that is, not derived from a similar structure, part, or organ, in a preexisting form.
Neonism noun Neologism.
Neonomian noun [ Neo- + Greek ... law.] One who advocates adheres to new laws; esp. one who holds or believes that the gospel is a new law.
Neonomian adjective Of or pertaining to the Neonomians, or in accordance with their doctrines.
Neonomianism noun The doctrines or belief of the neonomians.
Neopaganism noun [ Neo- + paganism .] Revived or new paganism.
[ Latin neophytis
, Greek ..., prop., newly planted; ... new + ... grown, ... that which has grown, a plant, from ... to grow: confer French néophyte
. See New
, and Be
.] 1. A new convert or proselyte; -- a name given by the early Christians, and still given by the Roman Catholics, to such as have recently embraced the Christian faith, and been admitted to baptism, esp. to converts from heathenism or Judaism. 2. A novice; a tyro; a beginner in anything.
Neoplasia noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... new + ... to form, mold.] (Physiol. & Med.) Growth or development of new material; neoplasty.
[ See Neoplasia
.] (Physiol. & Med.) A new formation or tissue, the product of morbid action.
Neoplastic adjective (Physiol. & Med.) Of or pertaining to neoplasty, or neoplasia.
[ See Neoplasia
.] (Physiol. & Med.) Restoration of a part by granulation, adhesive inflammation, or autoplasty.
Neoplatonic adjective Of, pertaining to, or resembling, Neoplatonism or the Neoplatonists.
Neoplatonician noun A Neoplatonist.
.] A pantheistic eclectic school of philosophy, of which Plotinus was the chief ( A. D. 205-270), and which sought to reconcile the Platonic and Aristotelian systems with Oriental theosophy. It tended to mysticism and theurgy, and was the last product of Greek philosophy.
Neoplatonist noun One who held to Neoplatonism; a member of the Neoplatonic school.
Neorama noun [ Greek ... temple + ... a view.] A panorama of the interior of a building, seen from within.
Neossine noun [ Greek neossia` a bird's nest.] The substance constituting the edible bird's nest.
Neossology noun [ Greek ... a young bird + -logy .] (Zoology) The study of young birds.
Neoteric noun One of modern times; a modern.
Neoteric, Neoterical adjective
[ Latin neotericus
, Greek ..., from ..., compar. of ... young, new.] Recent in origin; modern; new.
verbs." Fitzed. Hall.
Some being ancient, others neoterical . Bacon.
Neoterically adverb Recently; newly.
Neoterism noun [ Greek ... innovation] An innovation or novelty; a neoteric word or phrase.
Neoterist noun One ho introduces new word... or phrases. Fitzed Hall.
Neoterize intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Neoterized
; present participle & verbal noun Neoterized
.] [ Greek ... to innovate.] To innovate; to coin or introduce new words.
Freely as we of the nineteenth century neoterize . fized. Hall.
Neotropical adjective [ Neo- + tropical .] (Geology & Zoology) Belonging to, or designating, a region of the earth's surface which comprises most of South America, the Antilles, and tropical North America.
Neozoic adjective [ Neo- + Greek ... life.] (Geol.) More recent than the Paleozoic, -- that is, including the Mesozoic and Cenozoic.
Nep noun [ Abbrev. from Nepeta .] (Botany) Catnip.
Nepa noun [ Latin nepa scorpion.] (Zoology) A genus of aquatic hemipterous insects. The species feed upon other insects and are noted for their voracity; -- called also scorpion bug and water scorpion .
Nepaulese adjective Of or pertaining to Nepaul, a kingdom in Northern Hindostan. -- noun sing. & plural A native or natives of Nepaul.
[ Fr. Greek ... removing all sorrow; hence, an epithet of an Egyptian drug which lulled sorrow for the day; ... not + ... sorrow, grief.] A drug used by the ancients to give relief from pain and sorrow; -- by some supposed to have been opium or hasheesh. Hence, anything soothing and comforting.
Lulled with the sweet nepenthe of a court. Pope.
Quaff, O quaff this kind nepenthe . Poe.
[ New Latin , from Greek .... See Nepenthe
.] 1. Same as Nepenthe . Milton. 2. (Botany) A genus of climbing plants found in India, Malaya, etc., which have the leaves prolonged into a kind of stout tendril terminating in a pitcherlike appendage, whence the plants are often called pitcher plants and monkey- cups . There are about thirty species, of which the best known is Nepenthes distillatoria . See Pitcher plant .
Nepeta noun [ Latin ] (Botany) A genus of labiate plants, including the catnip and ground ivy.