Definition of new
- a steady flow of new money
- He bought a new car.
- new to the job
- a new wife
- a new day
- the new edition
- awoke a new person
- new realism
- a new strain of hybrid corn
- New Greek
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.
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: not old : recently born, built, or created
: not used by anyone else previously
: recently bought, rented, etc.
: newly or recently
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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