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English adjective: new

1. new not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered


SamplesA new law.
New cars.
A new comet.
A new friend.
A new year.
The New World.


Similarbran-new, brand-new, fresh, hot, new-sprung, newborn, newfound, novel, parvenu, parvenue, radical, recent, red-hot, refreshing, revolutionary, rising, spic-and-span, spick-and-span, sunrise, untested, untried, unused, virgin, young


See alsocurrent, fresh, modern


Attributeage


Antonymsold

2. new original and of a kind not seen before


SamplesThe computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem.


Synonymsfresh, novel


Similaroriginal


Antonymsunoriginal

3. new lacking training or experience


SamplesThe new men were eager to fight.
Raw recruits.


Synonymsraw


Similarinexperienced, inexperient


Antonymsexperienced, experient

4. new having no previous example or precedent or parallel


SamplesA time of unexampled prosperity.


Synonymsunexampled


Similarunprecedented


Antonymsprecedented

5. new other than the former one(s); different


SamplesThey now have a new leaders.
My new car is four years old but has only 15,000 miles on it.
Ready to take a new direction.


Similarother


Antonymssame

6. new unaffected by use or exposure


SamplesIt looks like new.


Similarunweathered


Antonymsworn

7. new (of a new kind or fashion) gratuitously new


SamplesNewfangled ideas.
She buys all these new-fangled machines and never uses them.


Synonymsnewfangled


Similaroriginal


Antonymsunoriginal

8. New in use after medieval times


SamplesNew Eqyptian was the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties.


Similarlate


Domain categorylinguistics


Antonymsmiddle, early

9. New used of a living language; being the current stage in its development


SamplesModern English.
New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew.


SynonymsModern


Similarlate


Domain categorylinguistics


Antonymsmiddle, early

10. new (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity


SamplesNew potatoes.
Young corn.


Synonymsyoung


Similarearly


Antonymslater, late

11. new unfamiliar


SamplesNew experiences.
Experiences new to him.
Errors of someone new to the job.


Similarunaccustomed


Antonymsaccustomed


English adverb: new

1. new very recently


SamplesThey 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.


Synonymsfresh, freshly, newly









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