Meaning of new by Wiktionary Dictionary
- 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
- Wen, wen
- new potatoes
- New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- New, v. t. & i. To make new; to renew. [Obs.]
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