adjective not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
- a new law
- new cars
- a new comet
- a new friend
- a new year
- the New World
adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
- the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem
adjective satellite lacking training or experience
- the new men were eager to fight
- raw recruits
adjective satellite having no previous example or precedent or parallel
- a time of unexampled prosperity
adjective satellite other than the former one(s); different
- they now have a new leaders
- my new car is four years old but has only 15,000 miles on it
- ready to take a new direction
adjective unaffected by use or exposure
adjective satellite (of a new kind or fashion) gratuitously new
- newfangled ideas
- she buys all these new-fangled machines and never uses them
adjective satellite in use after medieval times
- New Eqyptian was the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties
adjective satellite used of a living language; being the current stage in its development
- Modern English
- New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew
adjective satellite (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity
adjective satellite unfamiliar
- new experiences
- experiences new to him
- errors of someone new to the job
adverb very recently
fresh; newly; freshly.
- they are newly married
- newly raised objections
- a newly arranged hairdo
- grass new washed by the rain
- a freshly cleaned floor
- we are fresh out of tomatoes
OE. OE. newe
, AS. niwe
; akin to D. nieuw
, OS. niwi
, OHG. niuwi
, G. neu
, Icel. nr
, Dan. & Sw. ny
, Goth. niujis
, Lith. naujas
, Russ. novuii
, Ir. nua
, Gael. nuadh
, W. newydd
, Armor. nevez
, L. novus
, gr. , Skr. nava
, and prob. to E. now
. 263. See Now
, and cf. Announce
comparative Newer ; superlative Newest
- Having existed, or having been made, but a short time; having originated or occured lately; having recently come into existence, or into one's possession; not early or long in being; of late origin; recent; fresh; modern; -- opposed to old, as, a new coat; a new house; a new book; a new fashion. "Your new wife."
- Not before seen or known, although existing before; lately manifested; recently discovered; as, a new metal; a new planet; new scenes.
- Newly beginning or recurring; starting anew; now commencing; different from has been; as, a new year; a new course or direction.
- As if lately begun or made; having the state or quality of original freshness; also, changed for the better; renovated; unworn; untried; unspent; as, rest and travel made him a new man.
Steadfasty purposing to lead a new life.
Bk. of Com. Prayer.
Men after long emaciating diets, fat, and almost new.
- Not of ancient extraction, or of a family of ancient descent; not previously kniwn or famous.
- Not habituated; not familiar; unaccustomed.
New to the plow, unpracticed in the trace.
- Fresh from anything; newly come.
New from her sickness to that northern air.
Syn. -- Novel; recent; fresh; modern. See Novel.
- Newly; recently.
✍ New is much used in composition, adverbially, in the sense of newly, recently, to quality other words, as in new-born, new-formed, new-found, new-mown.
New transitive verb & intransitive verb
- To make new; to renew. Obs.
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