Meaning of NEW in English


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Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


Something that is new has been recently created, built, or invented or is in the process of being created, built, or invented.

They’ve just opened a new hotel in the Stoke area...

The new invention ensures the beer keeps a full, frothy head.

...the introduction of new drugs to suppress the immune system...

Their epic fight is the subject of a new film...

These ideas are nothing new in America.


• new‧ness

The board acknowledges problems which arise from the newness of the approach.



Something that is new has not been used or owned by anyone.

That afternoon she went out and bought a new dress...

There are many boats, new and used, for sale...

They cost nine pounds new, three pounds secondhand.



You use new to describe something which has replaced another thing, for example because you no longer have the old one, or it no longer exists, or it is no longer useful.

Under the new rules, some factories will cut emissions by as much as 90 percent...

I had been in my new job only a few days...

I had to find somewhere new to live...

Rachel has a new boyfriend...

They told me I needed a new battery.



New is used to describe something that has only recently been discovered or noticed.

The new planet is about ten times the size of the earth.

ADJ : usu ADJ n


A new day or year is the beginning of the next day or year.

The start of a new year is a good time to reflect on the many achievements of the past...



New is used to describe someone or something that has recently acquired a particular status or position.

...the usual exhaustion of a new mother...

The Association gives a free handbook to all new members.



If you are new to a situation or place, or if the situation or place is new to you, you have not previously seen it or had any experience of it.

She wasn’t new to the company...

His name was new to me then and it stayed in my mind...

I’m new here and all I did was follow orders.

ADJ : v-link ADJ , oft ADJ to n


New potatoes, carrots, or peas are produced early in the season for such vegetables and are usually small with a sweet flavour.



as good as new: see good

to turn over a new leaf: see leaf

a new lease of life: see lease

pastures new: see pasture

see also brand-new

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