1. not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered;
- Example: "a new law"
- Example: "new cars"
- Example: "a new comet"
- Example: "a new friend"
- Example: "a new year"
- Example: "the New World"
2. original and of a kind not seen before;
- Example: "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"
[syn: fresh, new, novel]
3. lacking training or experience;
- Example: "the new men were eager to fight"
- Example: "raw recruits"
[syn: raw, new]
4. having no previous example or precedent or parallel;
- Example: "a time of unexampled prosperity"
[syn: new, unexampled]
5. other than the former one(s); different;
- Example: "they now have a new leaders"
- Example: "my new car is four years old but has only 15,000 miles on it"
- Example: "ready to take a new direction"
6. unaffected by use or exposure;
- Example: "it looks like new"
7. (of a new kind or fashion) gratuitously new;
- Example: "newfangled ideas"
- Example: "she buys all these new-fangled machines and never uses them"
[syn: newfangled, new]
8. in use after medieval times;
- Example: "New Eqyptian was the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties"
9. used of a living language; being the current stage in its development;
- Example: "Modern English"
- Example: "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"
[syn: Modern, New]
10. (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity;
- Example: "new potatoes"
- Example: "young corn"
[syn: new, young]
- Example: "new experiences"
- Example: "experiences new to him"
- Example: "errors of someone new to the job"
1. very recently;
- Example: "they are newly married"
- Example: "newly raised objections"
- Example: "a newly arranged hairdo"
- Example: "grass new washed by the rain"
- Example: "a freshly cleaned floor"
- Example: "we are fresh out of tomatoes"
[syn: newly, freshly, fresh, new]
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. [1913 Webster] 2. Not before seen or known, although existing before; lately manifested; recently discovered; as, a new metal; a new planet; new scenes. [1913 Webster] 3. Newly beginning or recurring; starting anew; now commencing; different from what has been; as, a new year; a new course or direction. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Steadfasty purposing to lead a new life. --Bk. of Com. Prayer. [1913 Webster] Men after long emaciating diets, fat, and almost new. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 5. Not of ancient extraction, or of a family of ancient descent; not previously known or famous. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 6. Not habituated; not familiar; unaccustomed. [1913 Webster] New to the plow, unpracticed in the trace. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 7. Fresh from anything; newly come. [1913 Webster] New from her sickness to that northern air. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] New birth. See under Birth. New Church, or New Jerusalem Church, the church holding the doctrines taught by Emanuel Swedenborg. See Swedenborgian. New heart (Theol.), a heart or character changed by the power of God, so as to be governed by new and holy motives. New land, land cleared and cultivated for the first time. New light. (Zool.) See Crappie. New moon. (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. [1913 Webster] Syn: Novel; recent; fresh; modern. See Novel. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
New \New\ (n[=u]), adv. Newly; recently. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Note: New is much used in composition, adverbially, in the sense of newly, recently, to qualify other words, as in new-born, new-formed, new-found, new-mown. [1913 Webster] Of new, anew. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
New \New\, v. t. & i. To make new; to renew. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
151 Moby Thesaurus words for "new": ab ovo, accessory, actual, added, additional, afresh, again, all the rage, all the thing, ancillary, anew, another, another time, as is, as new, authentic, auxiliary, avant-garde, being, bis, callow, collateral, contemporaneous, contemporary, contributory, creative, current, de novo, dewy, else, encore, ever-new, evergreen, existent, existing, extant, extra, farther, fashionable, first-hand, firsthand, fledgling, fresh, freshly, from scratch, further, green, held back, held in reserve, held out, hip, imaginative, immanent, immature, immediate, in abeyance, in fashion, in hand, in style, in vogue, independent, instant, intact, lately, latest, maiden, maidenly, mint, mod, modern, modernistic, more, neoteric, nestling, new-fashioned, newfangled, newfashioned, newly, novel, of late, once again, once more, original, other, over again, plus, popular, present, present-age, present-day, present-time, prevalent, primary, pristine, put aside, put by, raw, recent, recently, regenerated, reinvigorated, renewed, reserve, revived, revolutionary, running, saved, sempervirent, smart, spare, stored, strange, supernumerary, supplemental, supplementary, surplus, suspended, that be, that is, to spare, topical, trendy, ulterior, unaccustomed, unapplied, unbeaten, unconsumed, underived, undeveloped, unemployed, unexercised, unexpended, unfledged, unhandled, unique, unspent, untapped, untouched, untried, untrodden, unused, unutilized, up-to-date, up-to-datish, up-to-the-minute, vernal, virgin, virginal, waived, yet again, young