new man

Newman

[noo-muhn, nyoo-]
noun
1.
John Henry, Cardinal, 1801–90, English theologian and author.
2.
Paul Leonard, 1925–2008, U.S. actor.
3.
a male given name.
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Newman (ˈnjuːmən)
 
n
1.  Barnet. 1905--70, US painter, a founder of Abstract Expressionism: his paintings include the series Stations of the Cross (1965--66)
2.  John Henry. 1801--90, British theologian and writer. Originally an Anglican minister, he was a prominent figure in the Oxford Movement. He became a Roman Catholic (1845) and a priest (1847) and was made a cardinal (1879). His writings include the spiritual autobiography Apologia pro vita sua (1864), a treatise on the nature of belief, The Grammar of Assent (1870), and hymns
3.  Paul. 1925--2008, US film actor and director, who appeared in such films as Hud (1963), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Sting (1973), The Verdict (1982), The Color of Money (1986), Nobody's Fool (1994), and Road to Perdition (2002)

New Man
 
n
the New Man a type of modern man who allows the caring side of his nature to show by being supportive and by sharing child care and housework

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Main Entry:  new man1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any male who is a newcomer to a situation, activity, or position
Example:  The new man will be introduced at a luncheon next week.
Main Entry:  new man2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any male who is spiritually or morally reformed; any male changed for the better
Example:  He is a new man since he passed his physical examination.
Main Entry:  New Man3
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  (usu. cap.) any modern male who takes part in non-traditional roles (esp. in the family) and has sensitivity and compassion toward females; a modern man
Example:  The New Man often stays home with children while his wife pursues her career.
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new man

see under feel like oneself.

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