1. [Adjective]: 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"

2. [Adverb]: 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"

3. having no previous example or precedent or parallel; "a time of unexampled prosperity"

4. used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"

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"

6. of a kind not seen before; "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"

7. unaffected by use or exposure; "it looks like new"

8. (often followed by `to'') unfamiliar; "new experiences"; "experiences new to him"; "errors of someone new to the job"

9. (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity; "new potatoes"; "young corn"

10. in use after Medieval times; "New Eqyptian was the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties"

11. of a new (often outrageous) kind or fashion

Similar words to 'new'

Opposite words to 'new'

1. old

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