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Meaning & Definition of New in English

English

New

/nu/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • new

2. Original and of a kind not seen before

  • "The computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"
    synonym:
  • fresh
  • ,
  • new
  • ,
  • novel

3. Lacking training or experience

  • "The new men were eager to fight"
  • "Raw recruits"
    synonym:
  • raw
  • ,
  • new

4. Having no previous example or precedent or parallel

  • "A time of unexampled prosperity"
    synonym:
  • new
  • ,
  • unexampled

5. Other than the former one(s)

  • Different
  • "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"
    synonym:
  • new(a)

6. Unaffected by use or exposure

  • "It looks like new"
    synonym:
  • new

7. (of a new kind or fashion) gratuitously new

  • "Newfangled ideas"
  • "She buys all these new-fangled machines and never uses them"
    synonym:
  • newfangled
  • ,
  • new

8. In use after medieval times

  • "New eqyptian was the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties"
    synonym:
  • New

9. Used of a living language

  • Being the current stage in its development
  • "Modern english"
  • "New hebrew is israeli hebrew"
    synonym:
  • Modern
  • ,
  • New

10. (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development

  • Before complete maturity
  • "New potatoes"
  • "Young corn"
    synonym:
  • new
  • ,
  • young

11. Unfamiliar

  • "New experiences"
  • "Experiences new to him"
  • "Errors of someone new to the job"
    synonym:
  • new

adverb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • newly
  • ,
  • freshly
  • ,
  • fresh
  • ,
  • new

Examples of using

All I want for Christmas is a new tattoo.
Do you have this new book?
Could you elaborate on your new theory?