Definitions and meaning of new
From Middle English newe, from Old English nīewe, from Proto-Germanic *niwjaz, from Proto-Indo-European *néwyos (“new”), from *néwos.
Compare also Old English nū (“now”). More at now. Doublet of nuevo and novuss.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /njuː/
- (General American, Canada) IPA(key): /n(j)u/
- (General Australian, General New Zealand) IPA(key): /njʉː/
- Homophones: gnu, knew, nu
- Rhymes: -uː
new (comparative newer, superlative newest)
- Recently made, or created.
- Additional; recently discovered.
- Current or later, as opposed to former.
- Used to distinguish something established more recently, named after something or some place previously existing.
- In original condition; pristine; not previously worn or used.
- Refreshed, reinvigorated, reformed.
- Of recent origin; having taken place recently.
- Strange, unfamiliar or not previously known.
- Recently arrived or appeared.
- Inexperienced or unaccustomed at some task.
- (of a period of time) Next; about to begin or recently begun.
- (recently made, created, or appeared): brand new, recent
- (additional, recently discovered): recent
- (current or later): current
- (in original condition, pristine): brand new, brand spanking new, mint, pristine
- (refreshed, reinvigorated, reformed): born-again, reformed, refreshed, reinvigorated, revived
- (newborn): newborn, young
- (of recent origin): fresh
- (strange, unfamiliar): strange, unfamiliar
- (recently arrived or appeared): novel, singular
- (inexperienced, unaccustomed): brand new, green
- See also Thesaurus:new
- (recently made, created, or appeared): ancient, dated, old
- (additional, recently discovered): dated, old
- (current or later): former, old
- (distinguishing something established more recently): old
- (in original condition, pristine): old, used, worn
- (refreshed, reinvigorated, reformed): old
- (young): old
- (of recent origin): original, previous
- (strange, unfamiliar): familiar, old
- (recently arrived or appeared): established
- (inexperienced, unaccustomed): accustomed, experienced, expert
See new/translations § Adjective.
new (comparative more new, superlative most new)
- Newly (especially in composition).
- new-born, new-formed, new-found, new-mown
- As new; from scratch.
- They are scraping the site clean to build new.
new (usually uncountable, plural news)
- Things that are new.
- Out with the old, in with the new.
- (Australia) A kind of light beer.
- (Britain, naval slang) A naval cadet who has just embarked on training.
- 1956, Naval Review (London) (volume 44, page 286)
- In the Britannia "news" were worms, to be trodden on […]
new (third-person singular simple present news, present participle newing, simple past and past participle newed)
- (programming) Synonym of new up
- (obsolete) To make new; to recreate; to renew.
- new on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
new (comparative newer, superlative am newesten or am newsten)
- Obsolete spelling of neu
- 1552, Hans Gerle, Ein Newes sehr künstlichs Lautenbuch (printed in Nürnberg)
- 1581, Ein new Kochbuch / Das ist Ein grundtliche beschreibung […] (printed in Frankfurt am Main)
- 1629, Johann Deucer, Ein Newes, Schönes, sehr Nützliches Betbuch (printed in Leipzig)
- 1653, Ein newes Lied: Welches bey der Römischen Königlichen Crönung Ferdinandi deß Vierten in Regenspürg den 18. Junij 1653 ist musiciert worden
- 1706, Moritz Pfleyer, Gedeonische Wunder-Fakel auff ein newes entzündt in dem glorwürdigen heiligen Blut-Zeugen Christi Leontio
Borrowed from English new. Doublet of ニュー (nyū).
new • (nyū)
- 新 (shin-)
- 新 (nī-)
From Proto-Algonquian *nye·wi (“four”).
Related to Persian نه (noh).
- of recent origin.
(source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)