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Definition of "new" [new]

  • Having been made or come into being only a short time ago; recent: a new law. (adjective)
  • Still fresh: a new coat of paint. (adjective)
  • Never used or worn before now: a new car; a new hat. (adjective)
  • Just found, discovered, or learned: new information. (adjective)
  • Not previously experienced or encountered; novel or unfamiliar: ideas new to her. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "new" in a sentence
  • "No. 844/General Motors/U.S./Consumer durables In June 2009 “old” GM filed for bankruptcy and sold “substantially” all of its assets to a new independent company (the ”new” GM), which currently doesn’t trade."
  • "Consumers Union, together with five other consumer and science groups, today expressed continued support for the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), and urged President Obama to appoint new leadership to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to help implement the new  law."
  • "It was the _other_ new, too, the _new_ new -- the new people, including my uncle, who soon would see what Father and Mother and I had built."