brave new world

noun

Definition of brave new world

: a future world, situation, or development also : a recent development or recently changed situation

Examples of brave new world in a Sentence

The company was slow to enter the brave new world of computer technology.
Recent Examples on the Web In several respects, Biden promises to go even further than the brave new world envisioned by the PRO Act. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of September 28," 2 Oct. 2020 In this brave new world, perhaps Tuesday should be a weekend. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: More pleasant than not in the days to come," 12 Sep. 2020 Monday marked the beginning of a brave new world for Kolodziej, his staff and the players who reported for voluntary workouts. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "‘It can be a complete and total shutdown’: UW warns football players against trying to tough out COVID-19," 15 June 2020 The Navy is plunging into the brave new world of unmanned surface vessels, or USVs. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Navy Is Hatching a Sea Train," 1 June 2020 The most famous policeman of the 2010s was Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) on The Walking Dead, a deputy reborn into a brave new world where excessive force is mandatory and nobody ever files paperwork. Darren Franich, EW.com, "The death and life of the lawyer show," 18 June 2020 But whatever happens from here in this brave new world of college athlete empowerment, a profound shift is occurring under the feet of every coach who has been cavalier about the issues their players care about most. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Opinion: 'It's about way more than football.' Oklahoma St. uprising isn't just about Mike Gundy's T-shirt," 15 June 2020 No one knows what to expect — brave new world, renaissance or something else — but surprises can be pleasant. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stay in a repurposed candy factory and more historic buildings at these Midwest hotels," 9 June 2020 However, even before coronavirus, there were reasons to believe that anti-masking provisions no longer fit in our brave new world. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Coronavirus pits anti-mask laws against public health," 15 Apr. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'brave new world.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of brave new world

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brave new world

from the dystopian novel Brave New World (1932) by Aldous Huxley

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about brave new world

Time Traveler for brave new world

Time Traveler

The first known use of brave new world was in 1933

See more words from the same year

Statistics for brave new world

Last Updated

15 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Brave new world.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brave%20new%20world. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for brave new world

brave new world

noun

English Language Learners Definition of brave new world

: a situation or area of activity that is created by the development of something completely new and different

Comments on brave new world

What made you want to look up brave new world? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Here Be Dragons: A Creature Identification Quiz

  • monster werewolf photo
  • Which is a synonym of werewolf?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!