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New
WordNet 2.0
  • (often followed by `to'') unfamiliar
  • "new experiences"
  • "experiences new to him"
  • "errors of someone new to the job"
  • having no previous example or precedent or parallel
  • "a time of unexampled prosperity"
  • (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development
  • before complete maturity
  • "new potatoes"
  • "young corn"
  • used of a living language
  • being the current stage in its development
  • "Modern English"
  • "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"
  • in use after Medieval times
  • "New Eqyptian was the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties"
  • lacking training or experience
  • "the new men were eager to fight"
  • "raw recruits"
  • "he was still wet behind the ears when he shipped as a hand on a merchant vessel"
  • not of long duration
  • having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
  • "a new law"
  • "new cars"
  • "a new comet"
  • "a new friend"
  • "a new year"
  • "the New World"
  • of a kind not seen before
  • "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"
  • of a new (often outrageous) kind or fashion
  • unaffected by use or exposure
  • "it looks like new"
  • very recently
  • "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"
New
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 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 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 Com. Prayer.

    "Men after long emaciating diets, fat, and almost new." -- Bacon.

    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." -- Dryden.

    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 ckeared and cultivated for the first time.

    New light
    (Zoöl.) 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.

    Syn. -- Novel; recent; fresh; modern. See Novel.

  • 1. Newly; recently. Chaucer.

    [MORE]
    New is much used in composition, adverbially, in the sense of newly, recently, to quality other words, as in new-born, new-formed, new-found, new- mown.

    Of new
    anew. [Obs.] Chaucer.

  • 1. To make new; to renew. [Obs.]

 

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