From Middle English newe, from Old English nīwe, nēowe (“new”), from Proto-Germanic *niwjaz (“new, fresh”), from Proto-Indo-European *néwos (“new”).
Compare also Old English nū (“now”). More at now.
new (comparative newer, superlative newest)
- Recently made, or created.
- 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.
- The idea was new to me.
- I need to meet new people.
- Recently arrived or appeared.
- Have you met the new guy in town?
- She 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.
- (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 Wikisaurus:new
- (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
recently made or created
- Afrikaans: nuwe (af), nuut (af)
- Albanian: ri (sq)
- Amharic: አዲስ (am) (ʼädis)
- Arabic: جديد (ar) (jadiid)
- Aragonese: nuevo (an)
- Armenian: նոր (hy) (nor)
- Aromanian: não (rup)
- Asturian: nuevu (ast)
- Avar: цӀияб (av) (cʼiyab)
- Azeri: yeni (az), təzə (az)
- Bashkir: яңы (yañı)
- Basque: berri (eu)
- Belarusian: новы (be) (nóvy)
- Bengali: নতুন (bn) (nôtun)
- Breton: please add this translation if you can
- Bulgarian: please add this translation if you can
- Burmese: သစ် (my) (thit)
- Campidanese Sardinian: nou
- Catalan: nou (ca)
- Chamicuro: peswatalo
- Chechen: керла (kerla), цӀина (ċina)
- Cherokee: ᎢᏤᎢ (chr) (itsei)
- Mandarin: 新的 (cmn) (xīn de)
- Min Nan: 新 (nan) (sin)
- Chuvash: ҫӗнӗ (śĕnĕ)
- Czech: nový (cs) m
- Dalmatian: nuf
- Danish: ny (da), frisk (da)
- Dutch: nieuw (nl)
- Esperanto: nova (eo)
- Estonian: uus (et)
- Fijian: vou (fj)
- Finnish: uusi (fi)
- French: nouveau (fr), nouvel (fr) (before a vowel)
- Friulian: gnûf
- Gagauz: eni
- Galician: novo (gl)
- Georgian: ახალი (ka) (axali)
- German: neu (de)
- Gothic: 𐌽𐌹𐌿𐌾𐌹𐍃 (niujis)
- Ancient: νέος (neos) m
- Modern: νέος (el) (neos) m, καινούργιος (el) (kenuryios) m
- Gujarati: please add this translation if you can
- Hausa: please add this translation if you can
- Hawaiian: hou
- Hebrew: חָדָשׁ (he) (khadásh)
- Hindi: नया (hi) (nayā) m, नयी (hi) (nayī) f, नवीन (hi), नव (hi)
- Hungarian: új (hu)
- Icelandic: nýr (is) m, ný (is) f, nýtt (is) n
- Ido: please add this translation if you can
- Ilocano: baro
- Indonesian: baru (id), baharu (id)
- Interlingua: nove (ia)
- Interlingue: please add this translation if you can
- Irish: nua (ga), úr (ga)
- Italian: nuovo (it)
- Japanese: 新しい (ja) (あたらしい, atarashii)
- Jèrriais: nouvieau
- Kalmyk: шин (shin)
- Kannada: please add this translation if you can
- Karakalpak: jan'a
- Kazakh: жаңа (kk) (jaña)
- Khakas: наа (naa)
- Khmer: ថ្មី (km) (tməy)
- Korean: 새로운 (ko) (saero-un), 새 (ko) (sae)
- Koryak: нытуйӄин (nətuyqin)
- Krio: nyu
- Kumyk: янгы (yañı)
- Kurmanji: nû (ku)
- Sorani: تازه (ku) (tAza), نوێ (ku) (nwae)
- Kyrgyz: жаңы (ky) (cañı)
- Lao: ໃໝ່ (lo) (mai)
- Latgalian: jauns m, jauna f, napasenejs m, napaseneja f
- Latin: novus (la)
- Latvian: jauns (lv)
- Lithuanian: naujas (lt)
- Livonian: ūž
- Lojban: cnino (jbo)
- Lower Sorbian: nowy m
- Luxembourgish: please add this translation if you can
- Macedonian: нов (mk) (nov)
- Malay: baru (ms), baharu (ms)
- Malayalam: പുതിയ (ml) (putiya), പുതിയത് (ml) (putiyat)
- Maltese: ġdid (mt)
- Manx: noa (gv), oor (gv)
- Maori: hoou (mi)
- Middle Persian: nēw
- Mirandese: nuobo
- Mongolian: шинэ (mn) (šine)
- Nahuatl: yancuic (nah)
- Navajo: ániid, ániidí
- Northern Sami: ođas
- Norwegian: ny (no)
- Occitan: nòu (oc)
- Old Church Slavonic: новъ (novǔ) m
- Old English: niwe (ang)
- Old Persian: naiba-
- Oriya: ନୂତନ (or) (nūtana)
- Ossetian: нæуæг (næuæg), ног (nog)
- Pashto: نوی (ps) (nëway)
- Persian: جدید (fa) (jadid)
- Polish: nowy (pl)
- Portuguese: novo (pt)
- Punjabi: please add this translation if you can
- Rajasthani: please add this translation if you can
- Rapa Nui: ho'ou
- Romani: nyēvo
- Romanian: nou (ro)
- Romansch: nov (rm), niev (rm), nouv (rm)
- Russia Buryat: шэнэ (šene)
- Russian: новый (ru) (nóvyj) m
- Samoan: fou (sm)
- Sanskrit: नव (sa) (nav) m and f
- Sardinian: nobu (sc), nou (sc), novu (sc)
- Scottish Gaelic: ùr (gd)
- Cyrillic: нов (sh)
- Roman: nov (sh)
- Shor: наа (naa)
- Sicilian: novu (scn)
- Sinhalese: අලුත් (si) (alūt), නව (si) (nava)
- Slovak: nový (sk)
- Slovene: nov (sl)
- Southern Altai: јаҥы (cañı)
- Spanish: nuevo (es)
- Swahili: -pya (sw), kipya (sw)
- Swedish: ny (sv)
- Tagalog: bago (tl)
- Tajik: нав (tg) (nav)
- Tamil: please add this translation if you can
- Tatar: yaña (tt) (yaña)
- Telugu: కొత్త (te), క్రొత్త (te)
- Thai: ใหม่ (th) (mài), สด (th) (sòht)
- Tibetan: གསར་པ (bo) (gsar pa)
- Tocharian A: ñu
- Tocharian B: ñuwe
- Turkish: yeni (tr)
- Turkmen: täze (tk)
- Tuvan: чаа (çaa)
- Ukrainian: новий (uk) (novýj) m
- Urdu: نیا (ur) (nayā) m, نئی (ur) (nayī) f
- Uyghur: يېڭى (ug) (yëngi)
- Uzbek: yangi (uz)
- Veps: uz'
- Vietnamese: mới (vi)
- Volapük: please add this translation if you can
- Võro: vahtsõnõ
- Welsh: newydd (cy)
- West Frisian: nij (fy)
- Yakut: саҥа (saña)
- Yiddish: נײַ (yi) (nay)
- Zazaki: newe
- 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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Translations to be checked
new (comparative more new, superlative most new)
- Newly (especially in composition).
- new-born,new-formed,new-found, new-mown
- As new; from scratch.
- They are scraping the site clean to build new.
Related terms 
- Things that are new.
- Out with the old, in with the new.
- (Australia) A kind of light beer.
Derived terms 
terms derived from new (adjective)
new (third-person singular simple present news, present participle newing, simple past and past participle newed)
- (obsolete) To make new; to renew.