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Meaning of new by Wiktionary Dictionary



    New ( not comparable )

    1. In place names, a prefix added to the name of a newly established place, intended to convey that the newly established place will share some characteristic of an older place for which the new place is named .

    Derived terms

    • New Amsterdam, from Amsterdam
    • New Bedford, from Bedford
    • New Britain, from Britain
    • New Brunswick, from Brunswick
    • New Caledonia, from Caledonia
    • New England, from England
    • New Guinea, from Guinea
    • New Jersey, from Jersey
    • New Mexico, from Mexico
    • New Orleans, from Orleans
    • New South Wales, from South Wales
    • New York, from York
    • New Hampshire, from Hampshire
    • New Zealand, from Zealand



    By Wiktionary ( 2011/10/19 04:42 UTC Version )



    1. newly, recently
    2. anew, again, re-

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    Derived terms

Explanation of new by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. very recently

    2. they are newly married
      newly raised objections
      a newly arranged hairdo
      grass new washed by the rain
    1. unfamiliar

    2. new experiences
      experiences new to him
      errors of someone new to the job
    3. having no previous example or precedent or parallel

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

    5. new potatoes
    6. used of a living language

    7. New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew
    8. in use after medieval times

    9. New Eqyptian was the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties
    10. lacking training or experience

    11. the new men were eager to fight
    12. not of long duration

    13. a new law
      new cars
      a new comet
      a new friend
      a new year
      the New World
    14. original and of a kind not seen before

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

    16. newfangled ideas
      she buys all these new-fangled machines and never uses them
    17. other than the former one( s )

    18. 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
    19. unaffected by use or exposure

    20. it looks like new

    Definition of new by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. New ( nū ), a. [Compar. Newer ( nūẽr ); superl. Newest.] [OE. OE. newe, AS. niwe, neowe; akin to D. nieuw, OS. niwi, OHG. niuwi, G. neu, Icel. nȳr, Dan. & Sw. ny, Goth. niujis, Lith. naujas, Russ. novuii, Ir. nua, nuadh, Gael. nuadh, W. newydd, Armor. nevez, L. novus, Gr. νέος, Skr. nava, and prob. to E. now. √263. See 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 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. 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 cleared and cultivated for the first time. -- New light. ( Zool. ) See Crappie. -- New moon. The moon in its first quarter, or when it first appears after being invisible. 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.

    2. New ( nū ), adv. Newly; recently. Chaucer.

      ☞ 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.] Chaucer.

    3. New, v. t. & i. To make new; to renew. [Obs.]