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new man  

     ( new men    plural  ) A new man is a man who has modern ideas about the relations between men and women, and believes that men should share the work of looking after the home and caring for the children.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
Sarah says I only change nappies when we have visitors. It is easy to be a new man in public; in private it's hard work.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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new  

1    advanced, all-singing, all-dancing, contemporary, current, different, fresh, ground-breaking, happening     (informal)   latest, modern, modernistic, modish, newfangled, novel, original, recent, state-of-the-art, topical, ultramodern, unfamiliar, unknown, unused, unusual, up-to-date, virgin  
2    added, extra, more, supplementary  
3    altered, changed, improved, modernized, redesigned, renewed, restored  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    aged, ancient, antiquated, antique, hackneyed, old, old-fashioned, outmoded, passé, stale, trite  

Translation English - Synonyms Collins Dictionary  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
exp.
expression used to indicate that something happens very quickly
n.
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
v.
to face a situation courageously
colloquial
exp.
be a man
familiar
n.
def.: new and inexperienced person
slang. Syn.: newbie, newb
n.
older woman having a relation with a younger man
familiar
n.
Makes new purchases everyday keep up to make a new position with many individual connection gainers in the winning economy.
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
v.
to use something (an object or a substance) in a new way: not the same as "recycle"
can sometimes be translated as "détourner"
n.
someone who is picky about food, doesn't want to try new foods
n.
brand of soup, mix of vegetables, image for new startups ?
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
n.
a new word formed by joining together two others and combining their meanings. Examples: brunch, camcorder, carjack, motel, greenwash, smog, workaholic.
n.
a government scheme that moves people to a new area (e.g. because a dam is being built where they live)
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
n.
a younger man involved in a relationship with an older woman
= the target of a "cougar"
n.
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
n.
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
adj.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
n.
a person, generally a man, dedicated to improving his skills in attracting and seducing the other sex
Other spelling : Pickup artist The use of "pick up" in this context comes from American slang and means becoming acquainted with, esp. with a view to having sexual relations
n.
A social club started at Port Royal by Samuel de Champlain to help pass the long and cold winter nights. Each person took turns being host for an evening and serving his fellow man.
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and his concubine, or a woman greatly his inferior, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. The concept is now limited to royal marriages. Syn. Morganatic marriage or marriage of the left hand.
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”

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