The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
New \New\ (n[=u]), a. [Compar. Newer (n[=u]"[~e]r); superl.
Newest.] [OE. OE. newe, AS. niwe, neowe; akin to D. nieuw,
OS. niwi, OHG. niuwi, G. neu, Icel. n[=y]r, Dan. & Sw. ny,
Goth. niujis, Lith. naujas, Russ. novuii, Ir. nua, nuadh,
Gael. nuadh, W. newydd, Armor. nevez, L. novus, Gr. ne`os,
Skr. nava, and prob. to E. now. [root]263. See Now, and cf.
Announce, Innovate, Neophyte, Novel.]
1. 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." --Chaucer.
2. Not before seen or known, although existing before; lately
manifested; recently discovered; as, a new metal; a new
planet; new scenes.
3. Newly beginning or recurring; starting anew; now
commencing; different from what has been; as, a new year;
a new course or direction.
4. 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
Men after long emaciating diets, fat, and almost
5. Not of ancient extraction, or of a family of ancient
descent; not previously known or famous. --Addison.
6. Not habituated; not familiar; unaccustomed.
New to the plow, unpracticed in the trace. --Pope.
7. Fresh from anything; newly come.
New from her sickness to that northern air.
New birth. See under Birth.
New Church, or New Jerusalem Church, the church holding
the doctrines taught by Emanuel Swedenborg. See
New heart (Theol.), a heart or character changed by the
power of God, so as to be governed by new and holy
New land, land cleared and cultivated for the first time.
New light. (Zool.) See Crappie.
(a) The moon in its first quarter, or when it first
appears after being invisible.
(b) The day when the new moon is first seen; the first day
of the lunar month, which was a holy day among the
Jews. --2 Kings iv. 23.
New Red Sandstone (Geol.), an old name for the formation
immediately above the coal measures or strata, now divided
into the Permian and Trias. See Sandstone.
New style. See Style.
New testament. See under Testament.
New world, the land of the Western Hemisphere; -- so called
because not known to the inhabitants of the Eastern
Hemisphere until recent times.
Syn: Novel; recent; fresh; modern. See Novel.