AskDefine | Define new

Dictionary Definition

new 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: new(a)]
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, novel]
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" [syn: young]
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, fresh]

Extensive Definition

New or NEW may refer to:
new in German: NEW
new in French: NEW
new in Italian: NEW
new in Japanese: NEW
new in Kölsch: NEW (Watt ėßß datt?)
new in Simple English: New

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ab ovo, accessory, actual, added, additional, afresh, again, all the rage, all the thing, ancillary, anew, another, another time, as is, as new, authentic, auxiliary, avant-garde, being, bis, callow, collateral, contemporaneous, contemporary, contributory, creative, current, de novo, dewy, else, encore, ever-new, evergreen, existent, existing, extant, extra, farther, fashionable, first-hand, firsthand, fledgling, fresh, freshly, from scratch, further, green, held back, held in reserve, held out, hip, imaginative, immanent, immature, immediate, in abeyance, in fashion, in hand, in style, in vogue, independent, instant, intact, lately, latest, maiden, maidenly, mint, mod, modern, modernistic, more, neoteric, nestling, new-fashioned, newfangled, newfashioned, newly, novel, of late, once again, once more, original, other, over again, plus, popular, present, present-age, present-day, present-time, prevalent, primary, pristine, put aside, put by, raw, recent, recently, regenerated, reinvigorated, renewed, reserve, revived, revolutionary, running, saved, sempervirent, smart, spare, stored, strange, supernumerary, supplemental, supplementary, surplus, suspended, that be, that is, to spare, topical, trendy, ulterior, unaccustomed, unapplied, unbeaten, unconsumed, underived, undeveloped, unemployed, unexercised, unexpended, unfledged, unhandled, unique, unspent, untapped, untouched, untried, untrodden, unused, unutilized, up-to-date, up-to-datish, up-to-the-minute, vernal, virgin, virginal, waived, yet again, young
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