(adjective) (often followed by ‘to’) unfamiliar; “new experiences”; “experiences new to him”; “errors of someone new to the job”

new, unexampled

(adjective) having no previous example or precedent or parallel; “a time of unexampled prosperity”

new, young

(adjective) (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity; “new potatoes”; “young corn”

Modern, New

(adjective) used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; “Modern English”; “New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew”


(adjective) in use after medieval times; “New Eqyptian was the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties”

raw, new

(adjective) lacking training or experience; “the new men were eager to fight”; “raw recruits”


(adjective) 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”

fresh, new, novel

(adjective) original and of a kind not seen before; “the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem”


(adjective) 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”


(adjective) unaffected by use or exposure; “it looks like new”

newly, freshly, fresh, new

(adverb) 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”

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Proper noun


A surname.


• Wen, wen



new (comparative newer, superlative newest)

Recently made, or created.

Additional; recently discovered.

Current or later, as opposed to former.

Used to distinguish something established more recently, named after something or some place previously existing.

In original condition; pristine; not previously worn or used.

Refreshed, reinvigorated, reformed.


Of recent origin; having taken place recently.

Strange, unfamiliar or not previously known.

Recently arrived or appeared.

Inexperienced or unaccustomed at some task.

(of a period of time) Next; about to begin or recently begun.


• (recently made, created, or appeared): brand new, recent

• (additional, recently discovered): recent

• (current or later): current

• (in original condition, pristine): brand new, brand spanking new, mint, pristine

• (refreshed, reinvigorated, reformed): born-again, reformed, refreshed, reinvigorated, revived

• (newborn): newborn, young

• (of recent origin): fresh

• (strange, unfamiliar): strange, unfamiliar

• (recently arrived or appeared): novel, singular

• (inexperienced, unaccustomed): brand new, green

• See also new


• (recently made, created, or appeared): ancient, dated, old

• (additional, recently discovered): dated, old

• (current or later): former, old

• (distinguishing something established more recently): old

• (in original condition, pristine): old, used, worn

• (refreshed, reinvigorated, reformed): old

• (young): old

• (of recent origin): original, previous

• (strange, unfamiliar): familiar, old

• (recently arrived or appeared): established

• (inexperienced, unaccustomed): accustomed, experienced, expert


• brand new


new (comparative more new, superlative most new)

Newly (especially in composition).

As new; from scratch.


new (usually uncountable, plural news)

Things that are new.

(Australia) A kind of light beer.

(UK, naval slang) A naval cadet who has just embarked on training.


new (third-person singular simple present news, present participle newing, simple past and past participle newed)

(programming) synonym of new up

(obsolete) To make new; to recreate; to renew.


• Wen, wen

Source: Wiktionary

New, a. [Compar. Newer; superl. Newest.] Etym: [OE. OE. newe, AS. niwe, neowe; akin to D. nieuw, OS. niwi, OHG. niuwi, G. neu, Icel. n, Dan. & Sw. ny, Goth. niujis, Lith. naujas, Russ. novuii, Ir. nua, nuadh, Gael. nuadh, W. newydd, Armor. nevez, L. novus, gr. nava, and prob. to E. now. 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 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 kniwn 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.


– Novel; recent; fresh; modern. See Novel.

New, adv.

Definition: Newly; recently. Chaucer.

Note: 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.

New, v. t. & i.

Definition: To make new; to renew. [Obs.]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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