Meaning of NEW in English


■ adjective

1》 made, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time; not existing before.

↘not previously used or owned.

↘(of vegetables) harvested early in the season.

2》 seen, experienced, or acquired recently or now for the first time: her ~ bike.

↘( ~ to ) unfamiliar or strange to.

↘( ~ to/at ) inexperienced at or unaccustomed to.

↘(in place names) discovered or founded later than and named after.

3》 reinvigorated, restored, or reformed.

↘superseding and more advanced than others of the same kind: the ~ architecture.

■ adverb ~ly.


~ish adjective

~ness noun


OE nīwe , nēowe , of Gmc origin.

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