Meaning of “new” in the English Dictionary

"new" in British English

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newadjective

uk /njuː/ us /nuː/

new adjective (RECENTLY CREATED)

A1 recently created or having started to exist recently:

a new car
She's very creative and always coming up with new ideas.
What have they decided to name the new baby?
What's new in the fashion world?
We have to invest in new technology if we are to remain competitive.
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new adjective (DIFFERENT)

A1 [ before noun ] different from one that existed earlier:

Have you met the new secretary?
She's looking for a new job.
Have you seen Ann's new house (= where she has just started living)?
They've just launched a new generation of computers that are much more powerful than earlier models.

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new adjective (NOT FAMILIAR)

B1 [ after verb ] not yet familiar or experienced:

to be new to the area
She's new to the job so you can't expect her to know everything yet.

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new adjective (NOT USED)

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?
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new adjective (RECENTLY DISCOVERED)

A1 recently discovered or made known:

A retrial can only take place when new evidence has emerged.

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newness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈnjuː.nəs/ us /ˈnuː.nəs/

Kids lose their enthusiasm for things when the sense of newness wears off.

newnoun [ U ]

uk /njuː/ us /nuː/

new-prefix

uk /njuː-/ us /nuː-/

(Definition of “new” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"new" in American English

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newadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /nu/

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.

(Definition of “new” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)