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
Similar word(s): current, fresh, modern, fresh, hot, newborn, newfangled, newfound, novel, refreshing, parvenu, parvenue, recent, radical, revolutionary, rising, sunrise, untested, untried, unused, virgin, young
2. original and of a kind not seen before
3. lacking training or experience
- the new men were eager to fight
4. having no previous example or precedent or parallel
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
Similar word(s): other
6. unaffected by use or exposure
- it looks like new
Similar word(s): unweathered
7. in use after medieval times
- New Eqyptian was the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties
Similar word(s): late
8. used of a living language; being the current stage in its development
- New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew
9. (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity
- new potatoes
10. (often followed by `to') unfamiliar
- new experiences
- experiences new to him
- errors of someone new to the job
Sentences with new as an adjective:
- This is a new scratch on my car!
- We turned up some new evidence from the old files.
- My new car is much better than my previous one, even though it is older.
- New Bond Street is an extension of Bond Street.
- Are you going to buy a new car or a second-hand one?
- That shirt is dirty. Go and put on a new one.
- My sister has a new baby, and our mother is excited to finally have a grandchild.
- I can't see you for a while; the pain is still too new.
- The idea was new to me.
- Have you met the new guy in town?
- Don't worry that you're new at this job; you'll get better with time.
- We expect to grow at 10% annually in the new decade.
1. very recently
- they are newly married
- newly raised objections
- a newly arranged hairdo
Sentences with new as an adverb:
- new-born, new-formed, new-found, new-mown
- They are scraping the site clean to build new.
1. Things that are new.
- Out with the old, in with the new.
2. (Australia) A kind of light beer.
3. (in the plural) See news.
1. (obsolete) To make new; to renew.