New definition

no͝o, nyo͝o
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Not previously experienced or encountered; novel or unfamiliar.

Ideas new to her.

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Never existing before; appearing, thought of, developed, made, produced, etc. for the first time.
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Having been made or come into being only a short time ago; recent.

A new law.

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Something new.
noun
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Newly; recently.
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(of a period of time) Next; about to begin or recently begun.

We expect to grow at 10% annually in the new decade.

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Of or relating to a new moon.
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Still fresh.

A new coat of paint.

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The definition of new is coming into being for the first time.

An example of new is a movie that was just released.

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Never used or worn before now.

A new car; a new hat.

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Having just reached a position, rank, place, etc.

A new arrival.

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Refreshed in spirits, health, etc.

A new man.

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Not previously used or worn.
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Existing before, but known or discovered for the first time.

A new planet.

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Recently observed, experienced, manifested, etc.; different.

A new understanding of the problem.

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Strange; unfamiliar; foreign.

Languages new to him.

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Designating the more or most recent of two or more things of the same class, though both may be old.

New York.

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In the most recent form, period, or development.
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Inexperienced or unaccustomed.

New at the job; new to the trials of parenthood.

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Modern; recent; fashionable; recently current.
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In original condition; pristine; not previously worn or used.

Are you going to buy a new car or a second-hand one?

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Recently grown or made; fresh.

New wine, new cars.

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Harvested early.

New potatoes.

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This is a new scratch on my car! The band just released a new album.

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We turned up some new evidence from the old files.

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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?

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Things that are new.

Out with the old, in with the new.

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(Australia) A kind of light beer.
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(obsolete) To make new; to renew.
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New is defined as something that has recently come into being.

An example of new is a recent book.

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Freshly; recently. Often used in combination.

New-mown.

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Changed for the better; rejuvenated.

The nap has made a new person of me.

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Being the later or latest in a sequence.

A new edition.

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More; additional.

Two new inches of snow.

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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.

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Used to distinguish something established more recently, named after something or some place previously existing.

New Bond Street is an extension of Bond Street.

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My sister has a new baby, and our mother is excited to finally have a grandchild.

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Taking the place of the previous one; recently appointed, acquired, etc.

A new regime.

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Strange, unfamiliar or not previously known.

The idea was new to me. I need to meet new people.

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Recently arrived or appeared.

Have you met the new guy in town? He is the new kid at school.

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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.

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Newly (especially in composition).

New-born,new-formed,new-found, new-mown.

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As new; from scratch.

They are scraping the site clean to build new.

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In place names, a prefix added to the name of a newly established place, intended to convey that the newly established place will share some characteristic of an older place for which the new place is named.
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Newborn.

Newfound.

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Not yet familiar or accustomed; inexperienced.

New to the work.

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Just found, discovered, or learned.

New information.

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Different from the former or the old.

The new morality.

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Recently obtained or acquired.

New political power; new money.

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Additional; further.

New sources of energy.

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Recently arrived or established in a place, position, or relationship.

New neighbors; a new president.

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Beginning again; starting as a repetition of a cycle, series, etc.; making another start.

The new moon, the new year.

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Currently fashionable.

A new dance.

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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.

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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
new
Comparative:
newer
Superlative:
newest

Origin of new

  • Middle English newe from Old English nīwe, nēowe newo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English newe, from Old English nÄ«we, nÄ“owe (“new"), from Proto-Germanic *niwjaz (“new, fresh"), from Proto-Indo-European *néwos (“new").

    From Wiktionary

  • Compare also Old English nÅ« (“now"). More at now.

    From Wiktionary