(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


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

Similar word(s): original, fresh, novel

3. lacking training or experience

- the new men were eager to fight

Similar word(s): inexperienced, inexperient, raw

4. having no previous example or precedent or parallel

Similar word(s): unprecedented, unexampled

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

Similar word(s): late, modern

9. (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity

- new potatoes

Similar word(s): early, young

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

Similar word(s): fresh, freshly, newly

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.