adjective, new·er, new·est.
Origin of new
Examples from the Web for newest
An examination of some of the rumors surrounding the newest entry in the Star Wars canon.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
His newest opus is the Kickstarter financed Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down.
In her newest EP Love Your Boyfriend, she takes the messaging of love songs and places it in an abrasive, sonic package.
The newest coach seats drop the upholstery and, instead, are shells molded to the human spine.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room|Clive Irving|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They claimed they backed him but had put his newest book on hold for an undisclosed future publication date.Megachurch Mars Hill To close Doors: What Does the Future Hold Now?|Warren Throckmorton|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And most often whilst society dines or dances and the elect applaud with languid grace the newest play by Mr. Bernard Shaw.The Heart of a Woman|Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
Turning again to the newest grave, I found no one but the humble gardeners, smoothing the sod over the fresh earth.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 1 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
It was here he acquired that never-failing interest in the "newest taste and the latest fashion."Seaport in Virginia|Gay Montague Moore
The building, one of the newest and tallest in Delta, had been gutted by the flood.Hoofbeats on the Turnpike|Mildred A. Wirt
For here again, most unexpectedly, comes antique Fanaticism in new and newest vesture; miraculous, as all Fanaticism is.The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for newest
- recently made or brought into beinga new dress; our new baby
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the new
adverb (usually in combination)
Word Origin for new
Word Origin and History for newest
Old English neowe, niowe, earlier niwe "new, fresh, recent, novel, unheard-of, different from the old; untried, inexperienced," from Proto-Germanic *newjaz (cf. Old Saxon niuwi, Old Frisian nie, Middle Dutch nieuwe, Dutch nieuw, Old High German niuwl, German neu, Danish and Swedish ny, Gothic niujis "new"), from PIE *newo- "new" (cf. Sanskrit navah, Persian nau, Hittite newash, Greek neos, Lithuanian naujas, Old Church Slavonic novu, Russian novyi, Latin novus, Old Irish nue, Welsh newydd "new").
The adverb is Old English niwe, from the adjective. New math in reference to a system of teaching mathematics based on investigation and discovery is from 1958. New World (adj.) to designate phenomena of the Western Hemisphere first attested 1823, in Lord Byron; the noun phrase is recorded from 1550s. New Deal in the FDR sense attested by 1932. New school in reference to the more advanced or liberal faction of something is from 1806. New Left (1960) was a coinage of U.S. political sociologist C. Wright Mills (1916-1962). New light in reference to religions is from 1640s. New frontier, in U.S. politics, "reform and social betterment," is from 1934 but associated with John F. Kennedy's use of it in 1960.
Idioms and Phrases with newest
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