adjective, new·er, new·est.
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What is a basic definition of new?
New describes something that only now exists or has been around for only a short time. New also describes something that has just appeared for the first time or that is unfamiliar. New has several other senses as an adjective, adverb, and a noun.
If something is new, it has only been around for a short time. This sense of new is the opposite of old.
Real-life examples: Most stores sell products that are brand-new—they have never been used or opened. The internet is a relatively new invention as it has only existed since the late 1960s. Other technologies are much newer.
Used in a sentence: The agent showed off the new houses that were built last week.
New also describes something that just now exists for the first time. In this sense, something is new if it is a completely unique creation.
Real-life examples: Companies are always creating new products. Science and technology constantly lead to new ideas.
Used in a sentence: Fans are happy that the author is writing a new book.
New can describe something that is unfamiliar or strange. This sense is often written in the form of “new to.”
Real-life examples: People often try things that are new to them, meaning they have never experienced them before, such as new foods, books, TV shows, or hobbies.
Used in a sentence: Golf was new to me when I joined the club, but I grew to enjoy the sport over the years.
Where does new come from?
The first records of the word new come from before the 900s. It comes from the Old English nēowe and is related to the Gothic niujis, the Old Norse nȳr, and the Latin novus.
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What are some other forms related to new?
- newness (noun)
- newly (adverb)
What are some synonyms for new?
What are some words that share a root or word element with new?
What are some words that often get used in discussing new?
How is new used in real life?
New is a very common word that is used to refer to things that haven’t been around for very long or that are original creations.
I love the smell of new shoes 😂🥴
— Mylo☃️ (@MiloAhmeirrr) November 25, 2020
Spike Lee's new movie is very, very well timed. That's all I can say without breaking the embargo.
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) June 11, 2020
Learned a new acronym … FAANG
Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google
Probably old news, new to me.
— Sarah Doody (@sarahdoody) November 23, 2020
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Is new used correctly in the following sentence?
The ice cream shop is always coming up with new flavors that no one has ever tasted before.
Example sentences from the Web for new
However, the Postal Service was just starting to adapt to DeJoy’s new transportation schedule, with on-time delivery rates rebounding, according to data submitted to lawmakers.Federal judge issues temporary injunction against USPS operational changes amid concerns about mail slowdowns|Elise Viebeck, Jacob Bogage|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Last week, Senate Republicans tried to turn the tables and pass their own, much slimmer version of coronavirus aid, with $300 billion in new spending.Why House Democrats have good reason to be anxious about no coronavirus relief deal|Amber Phillips|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
None of this is a new problem, but it’s exacerbated in a pandemic.
In June, Red Ventures announced a partnership with Time to launch a new version of NextAdvisor, a personal finance brand Red Ventures acquired when it purchased BankRate in 2017.‘Helping people discover information’: How Red Ventures grew into a giant|Max Willens|September 16, 2020|Digiday
In June, the publisher launched its new retail marketplace, the Pro Shop, as an extension of the affiliate business it created at the end of 2019.‘One endless loop’: How Golf is using its new retail marketplace as a first-party data play|Kayleigh Barber|September 16, 2020|Digiday
But the enemy of the new emirs is neither the Jew nor the Christian, it is the godless militant defending secularism.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The influential al Qaeda propagandist, who was born in New Mexico, died in a U.S. drone strike later that year.
Back in New York, the slow pace and inward focus of her yoga practice was less fulfilling.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Allegations of transphobia are not new in the world of gay online dating.
With all that said, representation of each of these respective communities has increased in the new Congress.
Descending the Alps to the east or south into Piedmont, a new world lies around and before you.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Here began indeed, in the drab surroundings of the workshop, in the silent mystery of the laboratory, the magic of the new age.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Joe looked at her with a smile, his face still solemn and serious for all its youth and the fires of new-lit hope behind his eyes.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
There seems something in that also which I could spare only very reluctantly from a new Bible in the world.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
We should have to admit that the new law does little or nothing to relieve such a situation.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for new
- recently made or brought into beinga new dress; our new baby
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the new
adverb (usually in combination)
Other words from newRelated prefix: neo-
Derived forms of newnewness, noun
Word Origin for new
Idioms and Phrases with new
In addition to the idioms beginning with new
- new ballgame
- new blood
- new broom sweeps clean, a
- new leaf
- new lease on life
- new man
- new one
- new person
- new woman
- new wrinkle
- break (new) ground
- breathe new life into
- feel like (new)
- nothing new under the sun
- teach an old dog new tricks
- turn over a new leaf
- what's cooking (new)
- whole new ballgame