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"

Related terms: old recent revolutionary fresh newborn virgin new-sprung newfound novel brand-new parvenu rising hot untested unused sunrise young modern current fresh unworn age
2. [ adjective ] other than the former one(s); different

"they 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"

Related terms: other
3. [ adjective ] having no previous example or precedent or parallel
Synonyms: unexampled

"a time of unexampled prosperity"

Related terms: unprecedented
4. [ adjective ] of a kind not seen before
Synonyms: novel fresh

"the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"

Related terms: original
5. [ adjective ] lacking training or experience
Synonyms: green wet_behind_the_ears raw

"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"

Related terms: inexperienced
6. [ adjective ] of a new (often outrageous) kind or fashion
Synonyms: newfangled
Related terms: original
7. [ adjective ] (often followed by `to') unfamiliar
Synonyms: new_to

"new experiences" "experiences new to him" "errors of someone new to the job"

Related terms: unaccustomed
8. [ adjective ] (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity
Synonyms: young baby

"baby carrots" "new potatoes" "young corn"

Related terms: early
9. [ adjective ] unaffected by use or exposure

"it looks like new"

Related terms: unworn
10. [ adverb ] very recently
Synonyms: newly recently fresh freshly

"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"

11. [ adjective ] (linguistics) in use after Medieval times

"New Eqyptian was the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties"

Related terms: linguistics late
12. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3047
13. [ adjective ] (linguistics) used of a living language; being the current stage in its development
Synonyms: Modern

"Modern English" "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"

Related terms: linguistics late
Similar spelling:   NE