• Rain. New Mexican pictograph
    Rain. New Mexican pictograph
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj new unfamiliar "new experiences","experiences new to him","errors of someone new to the job"
    • adj new having no previous example or precedent or parallel "a time of unexampled prosperity"
    • adj new (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity "new potatoes","young corn"
    • adj New used of a living language; being the current stage in its development "Modern English","New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"
    • adj New in use after medieval times "New Eqyptian was the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties"
    • adj new lacking training or experience "the new men were eager to fight","raw recruits"
    • adj new 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"
    • adj new original and of a kind not seen before "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"
    • adj new (of a new kind or fashion) gratuitously new "newfangled ideas","she buys all these new-fangled machines and never uses them"
    • adj new 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"
    • adj new unaffected by use or exposure "it looks like new"
    • adv new 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"
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

New Palace Gate New Palace Gate
New St. John's Gate New St. John's Gate
On to New Haven On to New Haven
The New Boy in Town The New Boy in Town
The New Watch-Dog The New Watch-Dog

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every three seconds, a new baby is born
    • New 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.""Men after long emaciating diets, fat, and almost new ."
    • New Fresh from anything; newly come. "New from her sickness to that northern air."
    • New 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."
    • New Newly beginning or recurring; starting anew; now commencing; different from what has been; as, a new year; a new course or direction.
    • adv New Newly; recently.New is much used in composition, adverbially, in the sense of newly recently, to qualify other words, as in new-born, new-formed, new-found, new-mown.
    • New Not before seen or known, although existing before; lately manifested; recently discovered; as, a new metal; a new planet; new scenes.
    • New Not habituated; not familiar; unaccustomed. "New to the plow, unpracticed in the trace."
    • New Not of ancient extraction, or of a family of ancient descent; not previously known or famous.
    • v. t. & i New To make new; to renew.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are no snakes in New Zealand
    • new Lately or freshly made, invented, produced, grown, or in any way or by any means come into being or use; novel; recent; having existed a short time only: opposed to old, and used of things: as, a new coat; a new book; a new fashion; a new idea; new wine; new cheese; new potatoes.
    • new Lately introduced to knowledge; not before known; recently discovered: as, a new metal; a new species of animals or plants.
    • new Appearing in a changed character or condition, or in a changed aspect of opinion, feeling, or health, resulting from the influence of a change in the dominant idea, principle, or habit; changed from the former state, physical, mental, moral, or spiritual, of the same person.
    • new [In the following extract used substantively:
    • new Not habituated; unfamiliar; unaccustomed: as, he is new to his surroundings; a statement new to me.
    • new Other than the former or the old; different ; not the same as before: as, a new horse.
    • new Freshly emerged from any condition or the effects of any event.
    • new Not previously well known; not belonging to a well-known family, or not long known to history: as, new people.
    • new Not used before, or recently brought into use; not second-hand: as, a new copy of a book; new furniture.
    • new Recently begun; starting afresh: as, a new moon.
    • new Retaining original freshness; unimpaired.
    • new Not the old; distinguished from the old while named after it: used specifically in place-names: as, New York; New London; New Guinea.
    • new Modern; in present use: as, New High German; New Latin; New Greek.
    • new Synonyms New, Novel, Modern, Fresh, Recent, Late. In this connection new is opposed to old; novel to familiar; modern to ancient, medieval, antiquated, old-fashioned; fresh to stale; recent and late to early. New is the general word; that which is novel is unexpected, strange, striking, often in new form, but also pleasing: as, a novel combination of old ideas; that which is modern and fresh exists at the time referred tu; that which is recent or late is separated from the time of action by only a short interval: as, the late ministry, a recent arrival, recent times.
    • new Newly; lately; recently.
    • new Anew.
    • new [New is much used adverbially in composition: as, in new- born, new -droppedj new -made, new -grown, new -formed, new -found.)]
    • new To make new; renew.
    • new To renew itself; become new.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: New York City has 570 miles of shoreline.
    • New Latin as written between 1500 and the present time, mostly used as a scientific medium
    • adj New lately made: having happened lately: recent, modern: not before seen or known: strange, different: recently commenced: changed for the better: not of an ancient family: as at first: unaccustomed: fresh from anything: uncultivated or only recently cultivated
    • n New the Parliamentary army as remodelled by Cromwell after the second battle of Newbury, which gained a conclusive victory at Naseby (1645)
    • ***


  • Eric Hoffer
    “To the old, the new is usually bad news.”
  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “Always something new, seldom something good.”
  • Jessamyn West
    Jessamyn West
    “If you want a baby, have a new one. Don't baby the old one.”
  • Charles Wolfe
    Charles Wolfe
    “Those who do remember it will find new ways to screw it up.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “New roads; new ruts.”
  • Arthur Bloch
    Arthur Bloch
    “Every solution breeds new problems.”


As good as new - If something has been used but is still in extremely good condition, it is as good as new.
As neat as a new pin - This idiom means tidy and clean.
New blood - If something needs new blood, it has become stale and needs new ideas or people to invigorate it.
New brush sweeps clean - 'A new brush sweeps clean' means that someone with a new perspective can make great changes. However, the full version is 'a new brush sweeps clean, but an old brush knows the corners', which warns that experience is also a valuable thing. Sometimes 'broom' is used instead of 'brush'.
New kid on the block - A new kid on the block is a person who has recently joined a company, organisation, team, etc, and does not know how things work yet.
New lease of life - If someone finds new enthusiasm and energy for something, they have a new lease of life.
New man - (UK) A New man is a man who believes in complete equality of the sexes and shares domestic work equally.
New sheriff in town - This is used when a new authority figure takes charge.
New York minute - (USA) If something happens in a New York minute, it happens very fast.
Turn a new leaf - If someone turns a new leaf, they change their behaviour and stop doing wrong or bad things.
Whole new ball game - If something's a whole new ball game, it is completely new or different.
You can't teach an old dog new tricks - It is difficult to make someone change the way they do something when they have been doing it the same way for a long time


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. OE. newe, AS. niwe, neowe,; akin to D. nieuw, OS. niwi, OHG. niuwi, G. neu, Icel. nȳr, Dan. & Sw. ny, Goth. niujis, Lith. naujas, Russ. novuii, Ir. nua, nuadh, Gael. nuadh, W. newydd, Armor. nevez, L. novus, Gr. ne`os, Skr. nava, and prob. to E. now,. √263. See Now, and cf. Announce Innovate Neophyte Novel


In literature:

In the new epoch of the sixties there were only new fields to conquer.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
The Inquisition was armed with new powers and inspired with a new energy.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Every year new tribes and new nations are added to the category of cotton-wearers.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
But here every thing wore a new appearance, and had a new effect.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
But Massachusetts is Massachusetts, and New York is New York.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
Soon after the introduction of the coffee drink into the New England, New York, and Pennsylvania colonies, trading began in the raw product.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
And it was true that the settlers below New York had a much warmer affection for the mother country than the Puritans of New England.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
A new being was created in her for the new conditions.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Mix with an equal quantity of new milk, when taken, twice a day.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
From there the system extended into New York and Southern New England.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee

In poetry:

Thus it is, and so it goes;
We shall have our day, my dear.
Where, unwilling, dies the rose
Buds the new, another year.
"Recurrence" by Dorothy Parker
But when I sought the living tree
To make new earth and Heaven new,
I found--alas for you and me--
Its roots were set in you.
"The Tree Of Knowledge" by Edith Nesbit
Ah, welcome the new year with pleasure,
And welcome home friends, that is dear;
Be happy and joyful together,
And greet each happy new year.
"New Year" by Julia A Moore
New mercies, each returning day,
Hover around us while we pray;
New perils past, new sins forgiven,
New thoughts of God, new hopes of Heaven.
"Morning" by John Keble
Talk to my heart, oh winds --
Talk to my heart to-night;
My spirit always finds
With you a new delight,
Finds always new delight,
In your silver talk at night.
"To The Winds" by Alice Cary
"What shall we do? What shall we do?
Why, lay them on the shelves,
And we'll go down ourselves,
And teach the rebels something new,
And teach the rebels something new."
"We'll Go Down Ourselves" by Henry Clay Work

In news:

NEW YORK (AP) — Just what New York and New Jersey need after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy: more high winds.
The team has new owners, a new coach, three new draft picks and a new franchise in the Development League.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Adelina Wong Ettelson and Fiona Howe Rudin Chairman of the New 42nd Street will co-chaired the New 42nd Street Gala Dec 5, honoring the Australia Council for the Arts with the New Victory Arts Award.
But in his write-up of the new app, New York Times reviewer David Pogue said that even Google thought its new design was superior to the same app on Android.
The money will be used to support a new air carrier flying to a new hub airport until that route is self supporting RREDC and the County are now actively recruiting airlines and hope to have new service in place by spring 2013.
This summer, a new search is going to begin after a new look at an old photo may shed new light on the disappearance.
In addition to wrapping up post production on his new film 'The Lords of Salem' and heading into the studio to record a new album, he has unveiled a creepy new commercial for AMDRO Ant Bait which features actor Clint Howard.
The New, New, New, New Mitt Romney.
Some new applications , new technology, and new concepts were all on display at the Valco Melton Pack Expo booth, including the D4-E Hot Melt Handgun Kit.
(AP) — Leaks from an 85-mile aqueduct that carries drinking water from upstate New York to New York City are the target of a project testing a new way to seal cracks in the tunnel.
KEENE, New Hampshire — A new armored vehicle that the city of Keene, New Hampshire, bought with a federal grant is being shown at an open house.
Some new applications, new technology, and new concepts were all on display at the Valco Melton Pack Expo booth, including the D4-E Hot Melt Handgun Kit.
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey — There's more to the New Orleans Saints offense than Drew Brees these days, and the New York Giants know it.
A couple months back, New York 's Matt Giles looked at how the Atlantic 10 conference — with its new members, a new TV deal, and a postseason tournament at Barclays Center — is on the rise.
Brownsville Gets New AD, Pace Gets New Coach, & Billy Garza Gets New Job.

In science:

In case of rejection, a new event type and a new event are selected.
Generic User Process Interface for Event Generators
Smooth the new track. – Compare the χ2 of this new track with the original.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
If the new χ2 is smaller, keep the new tracks.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
The new results presented in this paper also yield new results in this context.
A path-transformation for random walks and the Robinson-Schensted correspondence
We add k’ couplings to the theory but also have k’ new β functions → we do not expect any new marginal directions.
Marginal Deformations of N=4 SYM and of its Supersymmetric Orbifold Descendants