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English definition of “new”

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.
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