Hypertext Webster Gateway: "new"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

New \New\, a. [Compar. {Newer}; superl. {Newest}.] [OE. OE.
newe, AS. niwe, neowe; akin to D. nieuw, OS. niwi, OHG.
niuwi, G. neu, Icel. n?r, Dan. & Sw. ny, Goth. niujis, Lith.
naujas, Russ. novuii, Ir. nua, nuadh, Gael. nuadh, W. newydd,
Armor. nevez, L. novus, gr. ?, Skr. nava, and prob. to E.
now. [root]263. See {Now}, and cf. {Announce}, {Innovate},
{Neophyte}, {Novel}.]
1. Having existed, or having been made, but a short time;
having originated or occured lately; having recently come
into existence, or into one's possession; not early or
long in being; of late origin; recent; fresh; modern; --
opposed to {old}, as, a new coat; a new house; a new book;
a new fashion. ``Your new wife.'' --Chaucer.

2. Not before seen or known, although existing before; lately
manifested; recently discovered; as, a new metal; a new
planet; new scenes.

3. Newly beginning or recurring; starting anew; now
commencing; different from has been; as, a new year; a new
course or direction.

4. As if lately begun or made; having the state or quality of
original freshness; also, changed for the better;
renovated; unworn; untried; unspent; as, rest and travel
made him a new man.

Steadfasty purposing to lead a new life. --Bk. of
Com. Prayer.

Men after long emaciating diets, fat, and almost
new. --Bacon.

5. Not of ancient extraction, or of a family of ancient
descent; not previously kniwn or famous. --Addison.

6. Not habituated; not familiar; unaccustomed.

New to the plow, unpracticed in the trace. --Pope.

7. Fresh from anything; newly come.

New from her sickness to that northern air.

{New birth}. See under {Birth}.

{New Church}, or {New Jerusalem Church}, the church holding
the doctrines taught by Emanuel Swedenborg. See

{New heart} (Theol.), a heart or character changed by the
power of God, so as to be governed by new and holy

{New land}, land ckeared and cultivated for the first time.

{New light}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Crappie}.

{New moon}.
(a) The moon in its first quarter, or when it first
appears after being invisible.
(b) The day when the new moon is first seen; the first day
of the lunar month, which was a holy day among the
Jews. --2 Kings iv. 23.

{New Red Sandstone} (Geol.), an old name for the formation
immediately above the coal measures or strata, now divided
into the Permian and Trias. See {Sandstone}.

{New style}. See {Style}.

{New testament}. See under {Testament}.

{New world}, the land of the Western Hemisphere; -- so called
because not known to the inhabitants of the Eastern
Hemisphere until recent times.

Syn: Novel; recent; fresh; modern. See {Novel}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

New \New\, adv.
Newly; recently. --Chaucer.

Note: New is much used in composition, adverbially, in the
sense of newly, recently, to quality other words, as in
new-born, new-formed, new-found, new-mown.

{Of new}, anew. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

New \New\, v. t. & i.
To make new; to renew. [Obs.]

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently)
come into being or been made or acquired or
discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a
new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World" [ant: {old}]
2: other than the former one(s); different; "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" [syn:
3: having no previous example or precedent or parallel; "a time
of unexampled prosperity" [syn: {unexampled}]
4: of a kind not seen before; "the computer produced a
completely novel proof of a well-known theorem" [syn: {fresh},
5: lacking training or experience; "the new men were eager to
fight"; "raw recruits"; "he was still wet behind the ears
when he shipped as a hand on a merchant vessel" [syn: {raw},
{wet behind the ears(p)}]
6: of a new (often outrageous) kind or fashion [syn: {newfangled}]
7: (often followed by `to') unfamiliar; "new experiences";
"experiences new to him"; "errors of someone new to the
job" [syn: {new to(p)}]
8: (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development;
before complete maturity; "baby carrots"; "new potatoes";
"young corn" [syn: {baby}, {young}]
9: unaffected by use or exposure; "it looks like new"
10: (linguistics) in use after Medieval times; "New Eqyptian was
the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties" [syn: {New}]
11: (linguistics) used of a living language; being the current
stage in its development; "Modern English"; "New Hebrew
is Israeli Hebrew" [syn: {Modern}, {New}]
adv : very recently; "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" [syn: {recently}, {newly}, {freshly},

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