Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A province of eastern Canada on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Part of French Acadia and then the province of Nova Scotia, it became a separate province in 1784 after an influx of Loyalists from the newly independent United States. New Brunswick joined Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Ontario to form the confederated Dominion of Canada in 1867. Fredericton is the capital.
  • A city of central New Jersey on the Raritan River southwest of Newark. Settled in 1681, it is home to Rutgers University (founded in 1766).

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  • proper noun A province in eastern Canada with capital Fredericton.

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  • noun a province in southeastern Canada
  • noun a university town in central New Jersey

Etymologies

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From new + Brunswick ("Braunschweig"), after the German city, the ancestral home of George III of the United Kingdom (1738–1820).

Examples

  • Toward the end of June the islands and mainland of the northwest part of the territory now called New Brunswick came in sight, and, as land was approached, Cartier began at once to search for a passage through which he might sail farther westward.

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  • Heavy snow claimed at least one life on the East Coast after a car driven by a 57-year-old woman slid off the road in southern New Brunswick on Thursday evening, RCMP said.

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  • Rainfall warnings in southern New Brunswick have been dropped by Environment Canada.

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  • As the oil company's leader, he had pushed for the hiring of a strong operator like Mr. Ashar, so that he could pursue his vision for a broad, future-focused energy powerhouse in southern New Brunswick - not just a new refinery but alternative energy, transmission networks, even a new headquarters.

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  • Born in England, Patricia Kathleen Page emigrated to Canada as a child, and throughout her life called New Brunswick, Alberta, Quebec and B.C. home.

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  • In addition to Titus Andronicus, Vivian Girls and Real Estate, there's also the Gaslight Anthem, soul-punkers from New Brunswick, which is home to the sly garage and dance-punk influenced outfit Screaming Females.

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  • In addition to Titus Andronicus, Vivian Girls and Real Estate, there's also the Gaslight Anthem, soul-punkers from New Brunswick, which is home to the sly garage and dance-punk influenced outfit Screaming Females.

    NYT > Home Page

  • CFL team possibly being established in Moncton, New Brunswick, which is only 1 1/2 hours 'drive from me.

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  • Ginny Powell, the state 4-H program leader, called the New Brunswick 4-H group "a mega club" because it already has 150 kids signed up.

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  • Ginny Powell, the state 4-H program leader, called the New Brunswick 4-H group "a mega club" because it already has 150 kids signed up.

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