Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “new”


adjective (NOT USED)    /njuː/ US  /nuː/
not previously used or owned: Used car sales have risen because of the increased cost of new cars. Did you buy your bike new or second-hand? → See also brand newNewModern and fashionable newness     /ˈnjuː.nəs/ US  /ˈnuː-/ noun [U] NewModern and fashionable
(Definition of new adjective (NOT USED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of new

Definitions of “new” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More