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pronunciation:
nu
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: newer, newest
definition 1: having recently arrived, been produced, or come into being.
The band's new CD is now in the stores.
synonyms:
current, fresh, hot, late, recent, up-to-date
antonyms:
ancient, existing, former, old
similar words:
advanced, modern, original
definition 2: not known; strange.
He had a desire to see new places.
synonyms:
novel, strange, unfamiliar
antonyms:
familiar
similar words:
alien, original, unique, unknown, unusual
definition 3: not used.
Start your essay on a new sheet of paper.
synonyms:
brand-new, mint
antonyms:
old, secondhand, shabby, used
similar words:
virgin
definition 4: beginning or repeating as part of a cycle.
We began the new year with a big party.
similar words:
green, maiden, newborn
derivation: newness (n.)
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The words new, gnu, and knew sound alike but have different meanings.
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