What is the meaning of new?


  • Not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered.
    • usage: "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World"
  • Original and of a kind not seen before.
    • usage: "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"
  • Lacking training or experience.
    • usage: "the new men were eager to fight"; "raw recruits"
  • Having no previous example or precedent or parallel.
    • usage: "a time of unexampled prosperity"
  • Other than the former one(s); different.
    • usage: "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"
  • Unaffected by use or exposure.
    • usage: "it looks like new"
  • Of a new kind or fashion. ( gratuitously new)
    • usage: "newfangled ideas"; "she buys all these new-fangled machines and never uses them"
  • In use after medieval times.
    • usage: "New Eqyptian was the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties"
  • Used of a living language; being the current stage in its development.
    • usage: "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"
  • Of crops. ( harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity)
    • usage: "new potatoes"; "young corn"
  • Unfamiliar.
    • usage: "new experiences"; "experiences new to him"; "errors of someone new to the job"


  • Very recently.
    • usage: "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"
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APAWordNet. (2010). new. Retrieved October 18, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/new/definitions/1179093
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "new" http://smartdefine.org/new/definitions/1179093 (accessed October 18, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, new, Smart Define, viewed 18 October, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/new/definitions/1179093>.
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