Simple Definition of new
: not old : recently born, built, or created
: not used by anyone else previously
: recently bought, rented, etc.
Full Definition of new
2 a (1) : having been seen, used, or known for a short time : novel <rice was a new crop for the area> (2) : unfamiliar <visit new places> b : being other than the former or old <a steady flow of new money>
3 : having been in a relationship or condition but a short time <new to the job> <a new wife>
4 a : beginning as the resumption or repetition of a previous act or thing <a new day> <the new edition> b : made or become fresh <awoke a new person> c : relating to or being a new moon
5 : different from one of the same category that has existed previously <new realism>
6 : of dissimilar origin and usually of superior quality <a new strain of hybrid corn>
7 capitalized : modern 3; especially : having been in use after medieval times
Examples of new
They visited the new library.
I saw their new baby for the first time.
They planted new trees on the campus.
a new kind of music
She couldn't afford a new car, so she bought a used one.
He bought the car new.
She is eager to see his new apartment.
This is my new stepsister.
the young man and his new wife
I made a new friend today.
Origin of new
Middle English, from Old English nīwe; akin to Old High German niuwi new, Latin novus, Greek neos
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of new
Rhymes with new
blue, boo, brew, chew, clew, clue, coo, coup, crew, cue, dew, do, doux, due, ewe, few, flu, flue, fou, glue, gnu, goo, hew, hue, Jew, Koo, lieu, loo, mew, moo, moue, mu, nu, ooh, pew, phew, pooh, q, queue, roux, rue, screw, shoe, shoo, shrew, Sioux, skew, slew, slough, slue, smew, sou, sous, spew, sprue, stew, strew, sue, Sue, thew, through, to, too, true, two, u, view, whew, who, woo, xu, yew, you, zoo
Simple Definition of new
: newly or recently
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of new
before 12th century
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Definition of new
1 : recently bought, acquired, or rented <Dad gave me a new rug for my new apartment.>
2 : taking the place of someone or something that came before <We got a new teacher in March.>
3 : recently discovered or learned <a new planet> <He showed us a new trick.>
4 : beginning as a repeating of a previous thing <a new year>
5 : being in a position, place, or state for the first time <He's a new member of the team.> <We met her new husband.>
6 : having recently come into existence <We looked at new computers.>
7 : not used by anyone previously <She traded her used car for a new one.>
8 : not accustomed <He's new to the job.>
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