Greek comedy arising toward the end of the 4th century b.c. that employed stock characters and plots drawn from contemporary bourgeois life, the formulas of which were adopted by later Roman writers for the comic stage.
[noo-kuhm-uh n, nyoo-] /nuˈkʌm ən, nyu-/ noun 1. Thomas, 1663–1729, English inventor. /ˈnjuːˌkʌmən/ noun 1. Thomas. 1663–1729, English engineer who invented a steam engine, which James Watt later modified and developed Newcomen (n’kə-mən) English inventor who developed an early steam engine (1711) that was was widely used to pump water in coal mines.
[noo-kuhm-er, nyoo-] /ˈnuˌkʌm ər, ˈnyu-/ noun 1. a person or thing that has recently arrived; arrival: She is a newcomer to our city. The firm is a newcomer in the field of advertising. /ˈnjuːˌkʌmə/ noun 1. a person who has recently arrived or started to participate in something n. “recent arrival,” mid-15c., with agent noun […]
- New country
noun 1. a style of country music that emerged in the late 1980s characterized by a more contemporary sound and down-to-earth rather than sentimental lyrics
noun 1. (sometimes initial capital letters) (in Christian exegesis) the promises of salvation made by God to humans individually, based on divine grace rather than Mosaic Law.