new·​found | \ ˈnü-ˈfau̇nd How to pronounce newfound (audio) \

Definition of newfound

: newly found a newfound friend enjoying her newfound fame

Examples of newfound in a Sentence

He is enjoying his newfound freedom.
Recent Examples on the Web Miller, who retired from nursing last year, spends her newfound free time oil painting. Tribune News Service, al, "Fear, sadness, loneliness: South Florida’s seniors spent most of 2020 locked away," 3 Jan. 2021 With his newfound free time, Jones picked up a new hobby: sewing. Hannah Underwood, Dallas News, "The comeback kid: How Texas A&M receiver Hezekiah Jones made his return from injury after a season of self-discovery," 2 Jan. 2021 The general public’s newfound comfort level with videoconferencing technology creates new opportunities to reach out beyond state lines to family and friends far and wide. Author: Wayne And Wanda, Anchorage Daily News, "I moved to Anchorage just before COVID-19. How can I find friends or start dating when we’re all hunkered down?," 27 Dec. 2020 January is rife with deals on fitness and outdoor gear thanks to the newfound determination of people with New Year's resolutions. Louryn Strampe, Wired, "Put Your Gift Cards to Use With These After-Christmas Sales," 26 Dec. 2020 Bakk aims to turn his newfound independent status into a rural Minnesota bullhorn. Star Tribune, "The sorry state of 'One Minnesota' needs attention from Walz," 12 Dec. 2020 Despite the benefits, the newfound usage of the software generated many headlines. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Caught on Zoom: Eight wild moments from the pandemic captured through a camera lens," 10 Dec. 2020 Known as a detached reef, the newfound coral tower is one of eight now known in the region. Science, "10 awesome science discoveries you may have missed in 2020," 3 Dec. 2020 Here’s how the couple swapped their wedding plans for new lifestyle changes that inevitably turned any disappointment into newfound hope and a stronger connection. NBC News, "How NBC's Morgan Radford is finding the silver lining after postponing her wedding," 3 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of newfound

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2021

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“Newfound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of newfound

: recently discovered, acquired, or achieved : newly found or gotten

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