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Definition 1: not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where new or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a new law
  • new cars
  • a new comet
  • a new friend
  • a new year
  • the New World

(new is similar to ...) being in its early stage

"a young industry" "the day is still young"

(new is similar to ...) of or characteristic of a parvenu

(new is similar to ...) new

"recent graduates" "a recent addition to the house" "recent buds on the apple trees"

(new is similar to ...) markedly new or introducing radical change

"a revolutionary discovery" "radical political views"

(new is similar to ...) newly come into prominence

"a rising young politician"

(new is similar to ...) of an industry or technology; new and developing

"high-technology sunrise industries"

(new is similar to ...) not yet proved or subjected to testing

"an untested drug" "untested theory" "an untried procedure"

(new is similar to ...) not yet put into use

"we bought an unused car for a change"

(new is similar to ...) being used or worked for the first time

"virgin wool"

(new is similar to ...) pleasantly new or different

"common sense of a most refreshing sort"

(new is similar to ...) newly discovered

"his newfound aggressiveness" "Hudson pointed his ship down the coast of the newfound sea"

(new is similar to ...) conspicuously new

"shiny brand-new shoes" "a spick-and-span novelty"

(new is similar to ...) (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again

"a fresh start" "fresh ideas"

(new is similar to ...) newest or most recent

"news hot off the press" "red-hot information"

(new is similar to ...) having just or recently arisen or come into existence

"new nations" "with newborn fears"

(new is similar to ...) (of a new kind or fashion) gratuitously new

"newfangled ideas" "she buys all these new-fangled machines and never uses them"

(means also ...) belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages

"modern art" "modern furniture" "modern history" "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"

(means also ...) recently made, produced, or harvested

"fresh bread" "a fresh scent" "fresh lettuce"

(means also ...) occurring in or belonging to the present time

"current events" "the current topic" "current negotiations" "current psychoanalytic theories" "the ship's current position"

(... are attributes of new) how long something has existed

"it was replaced because of its age"

Definition 2: unaffected by use or exposure - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where new or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it looks like new

(new is similar to ...) not worn by exposure to the weather

"chemical weathering was beginning to attack the unweathered bedrock"

Definition 3: very recently - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where new or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they are newly married
  • newly raised objections
  • a newly arranged hairdo
  • grass new washed by the rain
  • a freshly cleaned floor
  • we are fresh out of tomatoes

Synonyms for new in the sense of this definition

Definition 4: (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where new or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • new potatoes
  • young corn

Synonyms for new in the sense of this definition

(new is similar to ...) being or occurring at an early stage of development

"in an early stage" "early forms of life" "early man" "an early computer"

Definition 5: lacking training or experience - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where new or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the new men were eager to fight
  • raw recruits

Synonyms for new in the sense of this definition

(new is similar to ...) lacking practical experience or training

Definition 6: original and of a kind not seen before - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where new or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

Synonyms for new in the sense of this definition

(new is similar to ...) being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of

"a truly original approach" "with original music" "an original mind"

Definition 7: other than the former one(s); different - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where new or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they now have a new leaders
  • my new car is four years old but has only 15,000 miles on it
  • ready to take a new direction

(new is similar to ...) not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied

"today isn't any other day" "the construction of highways and other public works" "he asked for other employment" "any other person would tell the truth" "his other books are still in storage" "then we looked at the other house" "hearing was good in his other ear" "the other sex" "she lived on the other side of the street from me" "went in the other direction"

Definition 8: (often followed by `to') unfamiliar - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where new or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • new experiences
  • experiences new to him
  • errors of someone new to the job

(new is similar to ...) not habituated to; unfamiliar with

"unaccustomed to wearing suits"

Definition 9: having no previous example or precedent or parallel - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where new or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a time of unexampled prosperity

Synonyms for new in the sense of this definition

(new is similar to ...) having no precedent; novel

"an unprecedented expansion in population and industry"

Definition 10: used of a living language; being the current stage in its development - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where new or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Modern English
  • New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew

Synonyms for new in the sense of this definition

(new is similar to ...) of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages

"Late Greek"

(new belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

Definition 11: in use after medieval times - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where new or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • New Eqyptian was the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties

(new is similar to ...) of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages

"Late Greek"

(new belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

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