English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Middle English , from newe Old English , nīwe ( nēowe “ new ”), from Proto-Germanic ( *niwjaz “ new, fresh ”), from Proto-Indo-European ( *néwos “ new ”).
Old English ( nū “ now ”). More at . now
Pronunciation [ edit ]
Adjective [ edit ]
new ( comparative , newer superlative ) newest
Recently made, or created.
: 2013 July 19, Timothy Garton Ash, “ Where Dr Pangloss meets Machiavelli”, , volume 189, number 6, page 18 The Guardian Weekly
Hidden behind thickets of acronyms and gorse bushes of detail, a new great game is under way across the globe. Some call it geoeconomics, but it's geopolitics too. The current power play consists of an extraordinary range of countries simultaneously sitting down to negotiate big free trade and investment agreements.
This is a new scratch on my car! The band just released a new album.
Additional; recently discovered.
We turned up some new evidence from the old files.
Current or later, as opposed to former.
My new car is much better than my previous one, even though it is older. We had been in our new house for five years by then. Used to distinguish something established more recently,
named after something or some place previously existing.
New Bond Street is an extension of Bond Street. In
original condition; pristine; not previously worn or used.
Are you going to buy a new car or a second-hand one?
Refreshed, reinvigorated, reformed.
That shirt is dirty. Go and put on a new one. I feel like a new person after a good night's sleep. After the accident, I saw the world with new eyes.
My sister has a new baby, and our mother is excited to finally have a grandchild. Of
recent origin; having taken place recently.
I can't see you for a while; the pain is still too new. Did you see the new King Lear at the theatre?
Strange, unfamiliar or not previously known.
: 2013 July 6, “ The rise of smart beta”, , volume 408, number 8843, page 68 The Economist
Investors face a quandary. Cash offers a return of virtually zero in many developed countries; government-bond yields may have risen in recent weeks but they are still unattractive. Equities have suffered two big bear markets since 2000 and are wobbling again. It is hardly surprising that pension funds, insurers and endowments are searching for new sources of return.
The idea was new to me. I need to meet new people. Recently
arrived or appeared.
: 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, Mr. Pratt's Patients
'Twas early June, the new grass was flourishing everywheres, the posies in the yard—peonies and such—in full bloom, the sun was shining, and the water of the bay was blue, with light green streaks where the shoal showed.
Have you met the new guy in town? He is the new kid at school.
Inexperienced or unaccustomed at some task.
Don't worry that you're new at this job; you'll get better with time. I'm new at this business.
( of a period of time ) Next; about to begin or recently begun.
We expect to grow at 10% annually in the new decade.
Synonyms [ edit ]
( recently made, created, or appeared ) : brand new, recent
( additional, recently discovered ) : recent
( current or later ) : current
( in original condition, pristine ) : brand new, brand spanking new, mint, pristine
( refreshed, reinvigorated, reformed ) : born-again, reformed, refreshed, reinvigorated, revived
( young ) : young, newborn
( of recent origin ) : fresh
( strange, unfamiliar ) : strange, unfamiliar
( recently arrived or appeared ) : novel, singular
( inexperienced, unaccustomed ) : brand new, green See also
Antonyms [ edit ]
( recently made, created, or appeared ) : ancient, dated, old
( additional, recently discovered ) : dated, old
( current or later ) : former, old
( distinguishing something established more recently ) : old
( in original condition, pristine ) : old, used, worn
( refreshed, reinvigorated, reformed ) : old
( young ) : old
( of recent origin ) : original, previous
( strange, unfamiliar ) : familiar, old
( recently arrived or appeared ) : established
( inexperienced, unaccustomed ) : accustomed, experienced, expert
Translations [ edit ]
recently made or created
nuwe , (af) nuut (af) Albanian:
( አዲስ ʼädis) Arabic:
جديد ( (ar) jadiid) Aragonese:
( նոր nor) Aromanian:
( цӏияб c̣ijab) Azeri:
yeni , (az) təzə Bashkir:
( яңы yañï) Basque:
berri (eu) Belarusian:
( новы nóvy) Bengali:
( নতুন nôtun)
Breton: please add this translation if you can
Bulgarian: please add this translation if you can Burmese:
သစ် ( (my) thit) Buryat:
( шэнэ šene) ( Russian Buryat ) Campidanese Sardinian:
nou (ca) Chamicuro:
( керла kierla), ( цӏина c̣ina) Cherokee:
( ᎢᏤᎢ itsei) Chinese:
新的 ( (zh) xīn de) Min Nan:
新 ( (zh-min-nan) sin) Chuvash:
( ҫӗнӗ śĕnĕ) Czech:
nový (cs) m Dalmatian:
ny , (da) frisk Dutch:
nieuw (nl) Esperanto:
nova (eo) Estonian:
uus (et) Fijian:
vou (fj) Finnish:
uusi (fi) French:
nouveau , (fr) nouvel (fr) ( before a vowel ) Friulian:
novo (gl) Georgian:
( ახალი axali) German:
neu (de) Gothic:
( 𐌽𐌹𐌿𐌾𐌹𐍃 niujis) Greek:
νέος ( m neos) Modern:
νέος (el) ( m néos), καινούργιος (el) ( m kainoúrgios)
Gujarati: please add this translation if you can
Hausa: please add this translation if you can Hawaiian:
חָדָשׁ ( (he) khadásh) Hindi:
नया (hi) ( m nayā), नयी ( f nayī), , नवीन नव Hungarian:
új (hu) Icelandic:
nýr (is) , m ný , f nýtt n
Ido: please add this translation if you can Ilocano:
baru , (id) baharu (id) Interlingua:
Interlingue: please add this translation if you can Irish:
, nua úr Italian:
nuovo (it) Japanese:
新しい ( (ja) ) あたらしい, atarashii Jèrriais:
( шин şin)
Kannada: please add this translation if you can Karakalpak:
жаңа ( (kk) jaña) Khakas:
( наа naa) Khmer:
ថ្មី ( (km) tməy) Klingon:
새로운 ( (ko) saero-un), 새 ( (ko) sae) Koryak:
( нытуйӄин nətuyqin) Krio:
( янгы yañı) Kurdish:
nû (ku) Sorani:
تازه ( (ku) tAza), نوێ ( (ku) nwae) Kyrgyz:
( жаңы cañı) Lao:
( ໃໝ່ mai) Latgalian:
jauns , m jauna , f napasenejs , m napaseneja f Latin:
novus (la) Latvian:
naujas (lt) Livonian:
Luxembourgish: please add this translation if you can Macedonian:
( нов nov) Malay:
baru , (ms) baharu (ms) Malayalam:
പുതിയ ( (ml) putiya), ( പുതിയത് putiyat) Maltese:
ġdid (mt) Manx:
, noa oor Maori:
hou Middle Persian:
( шинэ šine) Nahuatl:
yancuic (nah) Navajo:
, ániid ániidí Northern Sami:
ođas North Frisian:
( Föhr-Amrum ) nei Norwegian:
ny (no) Novial:
nòu (oc) Old Church Slavonic:
новъ ( m novǔ) Old English:
niwe Old Persian:
( ନୂତନ nūtana) Ossetian:
( нӕуӕг næwæg), ( ног nog) Pashto:
نوی ( (ps) nëway) Persian:
جدید ( (fa) jadid) Polish:
nowy (pl) Portuguese:
Punjabi: please add this translation if you can
Rajasthani: please add this translation if you can Rapa Nui:
nou (ro) Romansch:
, nov , niev nouv Russian:
новый (ru) ( m nóvyj) Samoan:
नव ( m, f nav) Sardinian:
, nobu , nou novu Scottish Gaelic:
( наа naa) Sicilian:
novu (scn) Sinhalese:
( අලුත් alut), ( නව nava) Slovak:
nov (sl) Sorbian:
nowy Upper Sorbian:
nowy Southern Altai:
( јаҥы cañı) Spanish:
nuevo (es) Swahili:
, -pya kipya (sw) Swedish:
ny (sv) Tagalog:
bago (tl) Tajik:
( нав nav)
Tamil: please add this translation if you can Tatar:
కొత్త , (te) క్రొత్త (te) Thai:
ใหม่ ( (th) mài), สด ( (th) sòht) Tibetan:
( གསར་པ gsar pa) Tocharian A:
ñu Tocharian B:
yeni (tr) Turkmen:
( чаа çaa) Ukrainian:
новий (uk) ( m novýj) Urdu:
نیا ( m nayā), نئی ( f nayī) Uyghur:
( يېڭى yëngi) Uzbek:
yangi (uz) Veps:
Volapük: please add this translation if you can Võro:
newydd (cy) West Frisian:
( саҥа saŋa) Yiddish:
( נײַ nay) Zazaki:
Zulu: please add this translation if you can
additional, recently discovered
distinguishing something established more recently
in original condition, pristine
recently arrived or appeared
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new ( comparative , more new superlative ) most new
Newly (especially in composition).
new-born, new-formed, new-found, new-mown As new;
They are scraping the site clean to build new.
Related terms [ edit ]
new ( ) uncountable
Things that are new.
Out with the old, in with the new.
( Australia ) A kind of light beer.
Derived terms [ edit ]
terms derived from
new ( third-person singular simple present , news present participle , newing simple past and past participle ) newed
( obsolete ) To make new; to renew.
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