What does NEW mean?

Definitions for NEWnu, nyu

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word NEW.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. new(adj)

    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"

  2. fresh, new, novel(adj)

    original and of a kind not seen before

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

  3. raw, new(adj)

    lacking training or experience

    "the new men were eager to fight"; "raw recruits"

  4. new, unexampled(adj)

    having no previous example or precedent or parallel

    "a time of unexampled prosperity"

  5. new(a)(adj)

    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"

  6. new(adj)

    unaffected by use or exposure

    "it looks like new"

  7. newfangled, new(adj)

    (of a new kind or fashion) gratuitously new

    "newfangled ideas"; "she buys all these new-fangled machines and never uses them"

  8. New(adj)

    in use after medieval times

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

  9. Modern, New(adj)

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

    "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"

  10. new, young(adj)

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

    "new potatoes"; "young corn"

  11. new(adverb)


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

  12. newly, freshly, fresh, new(adverb)

    very recently

    "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"


  1. new(Noun)

    Things that are new.

    Out with the old, in with the new.

  2. new(Noun)

    A kind of light beer.

  3. new(Verb)

    To make new; to renew.

  4. new(Adverb)


  5. new(Adverb)

    As new; from scratch.

    They are scraping the site clean to build new.

  6. new(Adjective)

    Recently made, or created.

  7. new(Adjective)

    Additional; recently discovered.

    We turned up some new evidence from the old files.

  8. new(Adjective)

    Current or later, as opposed to former.

  9. new(Adjective)

    Used to distinguish something established more recently, named after something or some place previously existing.

    New Bond Street is an extension of Bond Street.

  10. new(Adjective)

    In original condition; pristine; not previously worn or used.

    Are you going to buy a new car or a second-hand one?

  11. new(Adjective)

    Refreshed, reinvigorated, reformed.

  12. new(Adjective)


    My sister has a new baby, and our mother is excited to finally have a grandchild.

  13. new(Adjective)

    Of recent origin; having taken place recently.

  14. new(Adjective)

    Strange, unfamiliar or not previously known.

  15. new(Adjective)

    Recently arrived or appeared.

  16. new(Adjective)

    Inexperienced or unaccustomed at some task.

  17. new(Adjective)

    next; about to begin or recently begun

    We expect to grow at 10% annually in the new decade.

  18. New(Adjective)

    In place names, a prefix added to the name of a newly established place, intended to convey that the newly established place will share some characteristic of an older place for which the new place is named.

  19. Origin: From newe, from niwe, neowe, from niwjaz, from néwos. Cognate with new, nij, nieuw, neu, , and ny, nýr, novus, , newydd, , նոր, . Compare also nu. More at now.

Webster Dictionary

  1. New

    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

  2. New

    not before seen or known, although existing before; lately manifested; recently discovered; as, a new metal; a new planet; new scenes

  3. New

    newly beginning or recurring; starting anew; now commencing; different from has been; as, a new year; a new course or direction

  4. New

    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

  5. New

    not of ancient extraction, or of a family of ancient descent; not previously kniwn or famous

  6. New

    not habituated; not familiar; unaccustomed

  7. New

    fresh from anything; newly come

  8. New(adverb)

    newly; recently

  9. New

    to make new; to renew


  1. New

    "New" is a song by the rock band No Doubt, written by Tom Dumont and Gwen Stefani for the Go soundtrack. It was later included on No Doubt's fourth studio album Return of Saturn. It's the first single as a quartet, after the departures of original keyboardist Eric Stefani and the band's horn section in 1994. The song is available as a downloadable track for the music video game series Rock Band and Guitar Hero.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. New

    nū, adj. lately made: having happened lately: recent, modern: not before seen or known: strange, different: recently commenced: changed for the better: not of an ancient family: as at first: unaccustomed: fresh from anything: uncultivated or only recently cultivated.—adjs. New′born (Shak.), recently born; New′come, recently arrived.—n. New′-com′er, one who has lately come.—v.t. New′-create′ (Shak.), to create for the first time.—adjs. New′-fash′ioned, made in a new way or fashion: lately come into fashion; New′-fledged, having just got feathers; New′ish, somewhat new: nearly new.—adv. New′ly.—adj. New′-made (Shak.), recently made.—v.t. New′-mod′el, to model or form anew.—n. the Parliamentary army as remodelled by Cromwell after the second battle of Newbury, which gained a conclusive victory at Naseby (1645).—n. New′ness.—adj. New′-sad (Shak.), recently made sad.—New birth (see Regeneration); New chum, a new arrival from the old country in Australia; New Church, New Jerusalem Church, the Swedenborgian Church; New Covenant (see Covenant); New departure (see Departure); New Englander, a native or resident in any of the New England states; New Jerusalem, the heavenly city; New Learning (see Renaissance); New Light, a member of a relatively more advanced religious school—applied esp. to the party within the 18th-century Scottish Secession Church which adopted Voluntary views of the relations of Church and State, also sometimes to the Socinianising party in the Church of Scotland in the 18th century, &c.; New Red Sandstone (geol.), the name formerly given to the great series of red sandstones which occur between the Carboniferous and Jurassic systems; New style (see Style); New woman, a name humorously applied to such modern women as rebel against the conventional restrictions of their sex, and ape men in their freedom, education, pursuits, amusements, clothing, manners, and sometimes morals; New World, North and South America; New-year's Day, the first day of the new year. [A.S. níwe, neówe; Ger. neu, Ir. nuadh, L. novus, Gr. neos.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NEW' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #84

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NEW' in Written Corpus Frequency: #194

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NEW' in Adjectives Frequency: #3

Anagrams for NEW »

  1. Wen, wen


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of NEW in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of NEW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. test:

    New quote

  2. Rosie Malek-Yonan:

    The New York Times

  3. Ayelet Waldman:

    The New York Times.

  4. Bruce McDonald:

    Flat is the new up.

  5. Hassan Rouhani:

    A new record was set.

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