Meaning of NEW in English
/ njuː; NAmE nuː/ adjective
( newer , new·est )
NOT EXISTING BEFORE
not existing before; recently made, invented, introduced, etc. :
Have you read her new novel?
new ways of doing things
This idea isn't new.
The latest model has over 100 new features.
—see also brand-new
the new noun [ U ] something that is new :
It was a good mix of the old and the new.
recently bought :
Let me show you my new dress.
NOT USED BEFORE
not used or owned by anyone before :
A second-hand car costs a fraction of a new one.
different from the previous one :
I like your new hairstyle.
When do you start your new job?
He's made a lot of new friends.
new (to sb) already existing but not seen, experienced, etc. before; not familiar :
This is a new experience for me.
I'd like to learn a new language.
Our system is probably new to you.
the discovery of a new star
new (to sth) not yet familiar with sth because you have only just started, arrived, etc. :
I should tell you, I'm completely new to this kind of work.
I am new to the town.
a new arrival / recruit
You're new here, aren't you?
used in compounds to describe sth that has recently happened :
He was enjoying his new-found freedom.
(usually with the ) modern; of the latest type :
the new morality
They called themselves the New Romantics.
[ usually before noun ] just beginning or beginning again :
a new day
It was a new era in the history of our country.
She went to Australia to start a new life.
WITH FRESH ENERGY
having fresh energy, courage or health :
Since he changed jobs he's looked like a new man.
only recently produced or developed :
The new buds are appearing on the trees now.
new potatoes (= ones dug from the soil early in the season)
► new·ness noun [ U ]
—see also newly
- break new ground
- (as) good as new | like new
- ... is the new ...
- a new broom
- a / the new kid on the block
- a new one on me
- turn over a new leaf
- what's new?
—more at blood , brave adjective , breathe , complexion , teach
Old English nīwe , nēowe , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch nieuw and German neu , from an Indo-European root shared by Sanskrit nava , Latin novus , and Greek neos new.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005