Definition of new
What does the word new mean?
part of speech: adverb
(preceding, & now usu. hyphened with, qualified word). Newly, recently, just, (n.-blown, having just come into bloom, lit. & fig.; n.-born, & see below; n.-built, & see below; n.-coined, esp. of words; n.-come, lately arrived; n.-fallen snow; n.-fledged; n.-found; n.-laid eggs; n.-made; n.-mown hay or lawn); anew, afresh, re-, (n.-born, regenerated, & see above; n.-build, rebuild, & see above; n.-create; n.-front, put n. front to; n.-furnish; n.-model, recast).
part of speech: adjective
Not existing before, now first made, brought into existence, invented, introduced, known or heard of, experienced, or discovered, (N. TESTAMENT); unfamiliar to; renewed, fresh, further, additional; different, changed, (a n. morality; n. man theol., one converted to Christianity, put on the n. m., show conversion by amendment; a n. fashion, whence new-fashioned a.; my n. tailor; lead a n. life; n. STYLE; turn over n. LEAF); (with the, as distinctive epithet implying difference of character) later, modern, newfangled, (the n. LEARNING, MODEL, COMEDY; the n. diplomacy, journalism, theology, &c., advanced in method or doctrine, usu. contempt.; the n. woman, women who aspire to freedom& independence& reject convention; the N. World, America); of recent origin, growth, arrival, or manufacture, now first used, not worn or exhausted, (n. red sandstone; n. potatoes, wine, cheese; n. furniture, clothes; n. countries, soil; a heart, pleasures, evern.; n. CHUM; n. members of Parliament &c.); not yet accustomed to, fresh from; (of family or person) lately risen in position; n. comer, person lately arrived; N. Englander, inhabitant of N. England, six N.-E. States of U.S.A.; newfangled[old English], fond of novelty (now rare), different from the good old fashion, objectionably novel; n. moon, moon when first seen as crescent after conjunction with sun, time of such appearance, (bibl.) Hebrew festival; n.-year, coming or lately begun year, first few days of year (n.- year\'s gift, wishes, &c.; n.-year\'s day, 1st Jan.; n.-year\'s eve, 31 Dec.); N. Zealander, Maori, also European settler in N. Zealand. Hence newish a., newness n. [old English]