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new

new

 
pronunciation:
nu
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: newer, newest
definition 1: having recently arrived, been produced, or come into existence.
synonyms:
current, fresh, hot, late, latest, present-day, recent, ultramodern, up-to-date
antonyms:
ancient, antique, existing, former, old
similar words:
advanced, modern, original
definition 2: having just been revealed or discovered.
a new treatment for that illness
synonyms:
latest, recent
antonyms:
existing, existing, longstanding, old
similar words:
advanced, contemporary, fresh, late, modern, original, progressive
definition 3: unfamiliar; strange.
Their plans are new to us.
synonyms:
novel, strange, unbeknown, unfamiliar
antonyms:
familiar
similar words:
alien, original, unique, unknown, unusual
definition 4: unused.
new socks
synonyms:
brand-new, mint, unused
antonyms:
old, secondhand, shabby, timeworn, used, worn
similar words:
fresh, pristine, virgin
definition 5: beginning or repeating as part of a cycle.
a new year
synonyms:
nascent, renewing, resuming
similar words:
green, maiden, natal, newborn, pristine
definition 6: rejuvenated; improved.
Rest will make a new woman of her.
synonyms:
fresh, reborn, refreshed, rejuvenated, renascent, renewed, restored, revived
antonyms:
timeworn
definition 7: modern; up-to-date.
a new trend in fashion
synonyms:
fashionable, latest, modern, stylish, up-to-date
antonyms:
antique, old, outdated, traditional
similar words:
au courant, chic, modish, newfangled, trendy
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: recently; newly (usu. used in combination).
the new-mown lawnthe new-fallen snow
synonyms:
freshly, lately, recently
similar words:
latterly
 
part of speech: noun
definition: new things in general (usu. prec. by the).
The old is often more durable than the new.
synonyms:
the latest
antonyms:
old
derivation: newness (n.)
Homophone Note
The words new, gnu, and knew sound alike but have different meanings.
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