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New \New\ (n[=u]), a. [Compar. {Newer} (n[=u]"[~e]r); superl. {Newest}.] [OE. OE. newe, AS. niwe, neowe; akin to D. nieuw, OS. niwi, OHG. niuwi, G. neu, Icel. n[=y]r, Dan. & Sw. ny, Goth. niujis, Lith. naujas, Russ. novuii, Ir. nua, nuadh, Gael. nuadh, W. newydd, Armor. nevez, L. novus, Gr. ne`os, Skr. nava, and prob. to E. now. [root]263. See {Now}, and cf. {Announce}, {Innovate}, {Neophyte}, {Novel}.]
     1. Having existed, or having been made, but a short time; having originated or occured lately; having recently come into existence, or into one's possession; not early or long in being; of late origin; recent; fresh; modern; -- opposed to {old}, as, a new coat; a new house; a new book; a new fashion. "Your new wife." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

     2. Not before seen or known, although existing before; lately manifested; recently discovered; as, a new metal; a new planet; new scenes. [1913 Webster]

     3. Newly beginning or recurring; starting anew; now commencing; different from what has been; as, a new year; a new course or direction. [1913 Webster]

     4. As if lately begun or made; having the state or quality of original freshness; also, changed for the better; renovated; unworn; untried; unspent; as, rest and travel made him a new man. [1913 Webster]

              Steadfasty purposing to lead a new life. --Bk. of Com. Prayer. [1913 Webster]

              Men after long emaciating diets, fat, and almost new.                                  --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

     5. Not of ancient extraction, or of a family of ancient descent; not previously known or famous. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     6. Not habituated; not familiar; unaccustomed. [1913 Webster]

              New to the plow, unpracticed in the trace. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     7. Fresh from anything; newly come.
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              New from her sickness to that northern air.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     {New birth}. See under {Birth}.

     {New Church}, or {New Jerusalem Church}, the church holding the doctrines taught by Emanuel Swedenborg. See {Swedenborgian}.

     {New heart} (Theol.), a heart or character changed by the power of God, so as to be governed by new and holy motives.

     {New land}, land cleared and cultivated for the first time.


     {New light}. (Zool.) See {Crappie}.

     {New moon}.
        (a) The moon in its first quarter, or when it first appears after being invisible. (b) The day when the new moon is first seen; the first day of the lunar month, which was a holy day among the Jews. --2 Kings iv. 23.

     {New Red Sandstone} (Geol.), an old name for the formation immediately above the coal measures or strata, now divided into the Permian and Trias. See {Sandstone}.

     {New style}. See {Style}.

     {New testament}. See under {Testament}.

     {New world}, the land of the Western Hemisphere; -- so called because not known to the inhabitants of the Eastern Hemisphere until recent times. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Novel; recent; fresh; modern. See {Novel}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

New \New\ (n[=u]), adv.
     Newly; recently. --Chaucer.
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     Note: New is much used in composition, adverbially, in the sense of newly, recently, to qualify other words, as in new-born, new-formed, new-found, new-mown. [1913 Webster]

     {Of new}, anew. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

New \New\, v. t. & i.
     To make new; to renew. [Obs.]
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

151 Moby Thesaurus words for "new":
     ab ovo, accessory, actual, added, additional, afresh, again, all the rage, all the thing, ancillary, anew, another, another time, as is, as new, authentic, auxiliary, avant-garde, being, bis, callow, collateral, contemporaneous, contemporary, contributory, creative, current, de novo, dewy, else, encore, ever-new, evergreen, existent, existing, extant, extra, farther, fashionable, first-hand, firsthand, fledgling, fresh, freshly, from scratch, further, green, held back, held in reserve, held out, hip, imaginative, immanent, immature, immediate, in abeyance, in fashion, in hand, in style, in vogue, independent, instant, intact, lately, latest, maiden, maidenly, mint, mod, modern, modernistic, more, neoteric, nestling, new-fashioned, newfangled, newfashioned, newly, novel, of late, once again, once more, original, other, over again, plus, popular, present, present-age, present-day, present-time, prevalent, primary, pristine, put aside, put by, raw, recent, recently, regenerated, reinvigorated, renewed, reserve, revived, revolutionary, running, saved, sempervirent, smart, spare, stored, strange, supernumerary, supplemental, supplementary, surplus, suspended, that be, that is, to spare, topical, trendy, ulterior, unaccustomed, unapplied, unbeaten, unconsumed, underived, undeveloped, unemployed, unexercised, unexpended, unfledged, unhandled, unique, unspent, untapped, untouched, untried, untrodden, unused, unutilized, up-to-date, up-to-datish, up-to-the-minute, vernal, virgin, virginal, waived, yet again, young


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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