new

new
[[t]nu, nyu[/t]]
adj. -er, -est, adv. n. adj.
1) of recent origin, production, purchase, etc.; having but lately come or been brought into being:
a new book[/ex]
2) of a kind now existing or appearing for the first time; novel:
a new concept of the universe[/ex]
3) having but lately become known:
a new elementary particle[/ex]
4) unfamiliar or strange (often fol. by to):
ideas new to us; to explore new worlds[/ex]
5) having but lately come to a place, position, status, etc.:
a new minister[/ex]
6) unaccustomed (usu. fol. by to):
people new to such work[/ex]
7) further; additional:
new gains[/ex]
8) fresh or unused:
a new sheet of paper[/ex]
9) different and better in physical or moral quality:
It made a new man of him[/ex]
10) other than the former or the old:
a new era[/ex]
11) being the later or latest of two or more things of the same kind:
a new edition of Shakespeare[/ex]
12) ling. peo (cap.) (of a language) in its latest known period, esp. as a living language at the present time:
New High German[/ex]
13) recently or freshly (usu. used in combination):
new-mown hay[/ex]
14) something that is new:
Ring out the old, ring in the new[/ex]
Etymology: bef. 900; ME newe, OE nīwe, c. OFris nī(e), OOHGniuwi(G neu), ON nȳr, Go niujis, OIr núe, Gk neîos; akin to L novus, Gk néos, Skt náva new′ness, n. syn: new, fresh, novel describe things that have not existed or have not been known or seen before. new refers to something recently made, grown, or built, or recently found, invented, or discovered: a new car; new techniques. fresh refers to something that has retained its original properties, or has not been affected by use or the passage of time: fresh strawberries; fresh ideas. novel refers to something new that has an unexpected, strange, or striking quality, generally pleasing: a novel experience.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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