new /ˈnu, ||ˈnju, ||(ˌ)nʊ ||nə ||(ˌ)nɪ/
New a. [Compar. Newer superl. Newest.]
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.”
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 what 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.
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 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.
Syn: -- Novel; recent; fresh; modern. See Novel.
New adv. Newly; recently.
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.
Of new, anew. [Obs.]
New, v. t. & i. To make new; to renew. [Obs.]
adj 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" [ant: old]
2: 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" [syn:
3: having no previous example or precedent or parallel; "a time
of unexampled prosperity" [syn: unexampled]
4: of a kind not seen before; "the computer produced a
completely novel proof of a well-known theorem" [syn: fresh,
5: 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" [syn: raw,
wet behind the ears(p)]
6: of a new (often outrageous) kind or fashion [syn: newfangled]
7: (often followed by `to') unfamiliar; "new experiences";
"experiences new to him"; "errors of someone new to the
job" [syn: new to(p)]
8: (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development;
before complete maturity; "new potatoes"; "young corn"
9: unaffected by use or exposure; "it looks like new"
10: in use after Medieval times; "New Eqyptian was the language
of the 18th to 21st dynasties"
11: used of a living language; being the current stage in its
development; "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli
Hebrew" [syn: Modern]
adv : 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" [syn: recently, newly, freshly,