Origin of novel1
Related formsnov·el·like, adjective
Definition for novels (2 of 2)
- an imperial enactment subsequent and supplementary to an imperial compilation and codification of authoritative legal materials.
- Usually Novels, imperial enactments subsequent to the promulgation of Justinian's Code and supplementary to it: one of the four divisions of the Corpus Juris Civilis.
Origin of novel3
Examples from the Web for novels
The Daily Beast selects, in no particular order, our nominations for the best stories and novels published in 2014.The Best Fiction of 2014: Ford, Ferrante, Klay, and More|William O’Connor|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She avoids an exhaustively descriptive definition because she opposes condemning all novels based on the flaws of some novels.
It might seem obvious to say that novels are “fictitious,” but certain ones are composed almost entirely of facts.
Austen does no better than the lexicographers at delineating a set that comprises all but only novels.
Let Me Be Frank With You is also structurally different from earlier Bascombe novels.Richard Ford’s Artful Survivalist Guide: The Return of Frank Bascombe|Tom LeClair|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His novels are marked by abundance of incident, skilful handling of dialect, and realistic portraiture.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
It is a common question of my correspondents, "Are your novels ever founded on fact?"A New Sensation|Albert Ross
Madame D'Arblay's are much fuller, and bear a suspicious resemblance to the dialogues in her novels.Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale) (2nd ed.) (2 vols.)|Mrs. Hester Lynch Piozzi
One day she brought him a book, one of Walter Scott's novels, which she herself had asked of him.A Nobleman's Nest|Ivan Turgenieff
It had been one of the innocent joys of his life, said the clergyman, to have my novels read to him by his daughters.An Autobiography|Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for novels (1 of 4)
Word Origin for Novels
British Dictionary definitions for novels (2 of 4)
Word Origin for novel
British Dictionary definitions for novels (3 of 4)
Word Origin for novel
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Culture definitions for novels
A long, fictional narration in prose. Great Expectations and Huckleberry Finn are novels, as are War and Peace and Lord of the Flies.