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new

adjective [-er/-est only]  /nu/ us  

new adjective [-er/-est only] (RECENTLY CREATED)

recently created or having started to exist recently: His newest book will be out next month. She’s always coming up with new ideas.

new adjective [-er/-est only] (DIFFERENT)

different from the one that existed earlier: Have you met Carlos’s new assistant? "What’s new (= What is different in your life)?" "Not much, what’s new with you?"

new adjective [-er/-est only] (NOT FAMILIAR)

not yet familiar or experienced: Don’t ask me how to get there, I’m new around here.

new adjective [-er/-est only] (NOT USED)

not previously used or owned: They sell new and used cars/books/clothing.

new adjective [-er/-est only] (RECENTLY DISCOVERED)

recently discovered or made known: This new treatment offers hope to many sufferers. Astronomers reported finding millions of new stars.
Translations of “new”
in Korean 새로운, 최근에 만든, 최신의…
in Arabic جَديد, حَديث…
in French neuf, nouveau…
in Turkish yeni, hiç kullanılmamış, tanınmamış…
in Italian nuovo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最近創造的, 新出現的, 新興的…
in Russian новый…
in Polish nowy…
in Spanish nuevo…
in Portuguese novo…
in German neu…
in Catalan nou…
in Japanese 新しい, 新品の, 新発見の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最近创造的, 新出现的, 新兴的…
(Definition of new from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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