Definition of New

1. Adjective. Not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered. "The New World"

2. Adverb. Very recently. "We are fresh out of tomatoes"
Exact synonyms: Fresh, Freshly, Newly

3. Adjective. Original and of a kind not seen before. "The computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"
Exact synonyms: Fresh, Novel
Similar to: Original
Derivative terms: Freshness

4. Adjective. Lacking training or experience. "Raw recruits"
Exact synonyms: Raw
Similar to: Inexperienced, Inexperient
Derivative terms: Rawness

5. Adjective. Having no previous example or precedent or parallel. "A time of unexampled prosperity"
Exact synonyms: Unexampled
Similar to: Unprecedented

6. Adjective. Other than the former one(s); different. "Ready to take a new direction"
Similar to: Other

7. Adjective. Unaffected by use or exposure. "It looks like new"
Similar to: Unweathered
Antonyms: Worn

8. Adjective. (of a new kind or fashion) gratuitously new. "She buys all these new-fangled machines and never uses them"
Exact synonyms: Newfangled
Similar to: Original

9. Adjective. In use after medieval times. "New Eqyptian was the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties"
Category relationships: Linguistics
Similar to: Late

10. Adjective. Used of a living language; being the current stage in its development. "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"
Exact synonyms: Modern
Category relationships: Linguistics
Similar to: Late
Derivative terms: Modern, Modernness

11. Adjective. (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity. "Young corn"
Exact synonyms: Young
Similar to: Early

12. Adjective. Unfamiliar. "Errors of someone new to the job"
Similar to: Unaccustomed

Definition of New

1. a. 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.

2. adv. Newly; recently.

3. v. t. & i. To make new; to renew.

Definition of New

1. Adjective. 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. ¹

2. Adjective. Recently made, or created. ¹

3. Adjective. Additional; recently discovered. ¹

4. Adjective. Current or later, as opposed to former. ¹

5. Adjective. Used to distinguish something established more recently, named after something or some place previously existing. ¹

6. Adjective. In original condition; pristine; not previously worn or used. ¹

7. Adjective. Refreshed, reinvigorated, reformed. ¹

8. Adjective. Young. ¹

9. Adjective. Of recent origin; having taken place recently. ¹

10. Adjective. Strange, unfamiliar or not previously known. ¹

11. Adjective. Recently arrived or appeared. ¹

12. Adjective. Inexperienced or unaccustomed at some task. ¹

13. Adjective. (context: of a period of time) next; about to begin or recently begun ¹

14. Adverb. Newly. ¹

15. Adverb. As new; from scratch. ¹

16. Noun. Things that are new. ¹

17. Noun. (Australia) A kind of light beer. ¹

18. Verb. (obsolete) To make new; to renew. ¹

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Definition of New

1. existing only a short time [adj NEWER, NEWEST] / something that is new [n -S]

Medical Definition of New

1. 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." 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 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 kniwn or famous. 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 Birth. New Church, or New Jerusalem Church, the church holding the doctrines taught by Emanuel Swedenborg. See Swedenborgian. New heart, 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 Testament. New world, the land of the Western Hemisphere; so called because not known to the inhabitants of the Eastern Hemisphere until recent times. Synonym: Novel, recent, fresh, modern. See Novel. Origin: OE. OE. Newe, AS. Niwe, neowe; akin to D. Nieuw, OS. Niwi, OHG. Niuwi, G. Neu, Icel. Nr, Dan. & Sw. Ny, Goth. Niujis, Lith. Naujas, Russ. Novuii, Ir. Nua, nuadh, Gael. Nuadh, W. Newydd, Armor. Nevez, L. Novus, gr, Skr. Nava, and prob. To E. Now. 263. See Now, and cf. Announce, Innovate, Neophyte, Novel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of New

nevus lipomatodes
nevus lymphaticus
nevus of ota
nevus papillomatosus
nevus pigmentosus
nevus pilosus
nevus sanguineus
nevus spilus
nevus vascularis
nevus venosus
new (current term)
new ball
new ballgame

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