Jillian couldn't wait for her friends to see her new red glasses.
- The definition of new is coming into being for the first time.
An example of new is a movie that was just released.
- New is defined as something that has recently come into being.
An example of new is a recent book.
- never existing before; appearing, thought of, developed, made, produced, etc. for the first time
- existing before, but known or discovered for the first time: a new planet
- recently observed, experienced, manifested, etc.; different: a new understanding of the problem
- strange; unfamiliar; foreign: languages new to him
- not yet familiar or accustomed; inexperienced: new to the work
- designating the more or most recent of two or more things of the same class, though both may be old: New York
- taking the place of the previous one; recently appointed, acquired, etc.: a new regime
- recently grown or made; fresh: new wine, new cars
- harvested early: new potatoes
- not previously used or worn
- modern; recent; fashionable; recently current
- more; additional: two new inches of snow
- beginning again; starting as a repetition of a cycle, series, etc.; making another start: the new moon, the new year
- having just reached a position, rank, place, etc.: a new arrival
- refreshed in spirits, health, etc.: a new man
- [N-] modern (adjective)
Origin of newMiddle English newe from Old English niwe, akin to German neu from Indo-European an unverified form newos, new ( from base an unverified form newo-) from source Classical Latin novus, Classical Greek neos, Welsh newydd, new
- Having been made or come into being only a short time ago; recent: a new law.
- a. Still fresh: a new coat of paint.b. Never used or worn before now: a new car; a new hat.
- Just found, discovered, or learned: new information.
- Not previously experienced or encountered; novel or unfamiliar: ideas new to her.
- Different from the former or the old: the new morality.
- Recently obtained or acquired: new political power; new money.
- Additional; further: new sources of energy.
- Recently arrived or established in a place, position, or relationship: new neighbors; a new president.
- Changed for the better; rejuvenated: The nap has made a new person of me.
- Being the later or latest in a sequence: a new edition.
- Currently fashionable: a new dance.
- New In the most recent form, period, or development.
- Inexperienced or unaccustomed: new at the job; new to the trials of parenthood.
- Of or relating to a new moon.
Origin of newMiddle English newe from Old English nīwe, nēowe ; see newo- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative newer, superlative newest)
- Recently made, or created.
- This is a new scratch on my car! The band just released a new album.
- Additional; recently discovered.
- We turned up some new evidence from the old files.
- Current or later, as opposed to former.
- My new car is much better than my previous one, even though it is older. We had been in our new house for five years by then.
- Used to distinguish something established more recently, named after something or some place previously existing.
- New Bond Street is an extension of Bond Street.
- In original condition; pristine; not previously worn or used.
- Are you going to buy a new car or a second-hand one?
- Refreshed, reinvigorated, reformed.
- That shirt is dirty. Go and put on a new one. I feel like a new person after a good night's sleep. After the accident, I saw the world with new eyes.
- My sister has a new baby, and our mother is excited to finally have a grandchild.
- Of recent origin; having taken place recently.
- I can't see you for a while; the pain is still too new. Did you see the new King Lear at the theatre?
- Strange, unfamiliar or not previously known.
- The idea was new to me. I need to meet new people.
- Recently arrived or appeared.
- Have you met the new guy in town? He is the new kid at school.
- Inexperienced or unaccustomed at some task.
- Don't worry that you're new at this job; you'll get better with time. I'm new at this business.
- (of a period of time) Next; about to begin or recently begun.
- We expect to grow at 10% annually in the new decade.
(comparative more new, superlative most new)
- Newly (especially in composition).
- new-born,new-formed,new-found, new-mown
- As new; from scratch.
- They are scraping the site clean to build new.
- Things that are new.
- Out with the old, in with the new.
- (Australia) A kind of light beer.
(third-person singular simple present news, present participle newing, simple past and past participle newed)
- (obsolete) To make new; to renew.
Cognate with Scots new (“new"), West Frisian nij (“new"), Dutch nieuw (“new"), German neu (“new"), Danish, Norwegian and Swedish ny (“new"), Icelandic nÃ½r (“new"), Latin nÅvus (“new"), Ancient Greek Î½ÎÎ¿Ï‚ (nÃ©os, “new"), Welsh newydd (“new"), Russian Ð½Ð¾Ð²Ñ‹Ð¹ (nÃ³vyj, “new"), Armenian Õ¶Õ¸Ö€ (nor, “new"), Persian Ù†Ùˆ (no, “new"), Hindi à¤¨à¤¯à¤¾ (nayÄ, “new"), Tocharian B Ã±uwe (“new").
Compare also Old English nÅ« (“now"). More at now.
- Not to be confused with new, used as a combining form to form words which have a hyphen.
- Possibly productive in early modern English.
- Most words beginning with new and spelled without a hyphen are respellings of words that acquired a prefix in Middle or Old English.