Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “new”

new

adjective
 
 
/njuː/
DIFFERENT A1 different from before: I need some new shoes. Have you met Fiona's new boyfriend? He's starting his new job on Monday. We're always looking for new ways to improve our services.NewModern and fashionable
RECENTLY MADE A1 recently made: Their house is quite new - it's about five years old. The factory will provide hundreds of new jobs for the area.NewModern and fashionable
NOT KNOWN BEFORE A1 not known before: to discover a new gene/starNewModern and fashionable
be new to sb B1 If a situation or activity is new to you, you have not had experience of it before: You'll have to be patient, this is all new to me.NewModern and fashionableInexperienced (of people)Naive and trusting
be new to sth B1 If you are new to a situation or activity, you have only recently started experiencing it: I'm new to the job. They're new to the area. → See also a whole new ball game, new blood, brand new, break new ground, new heights, turn over a new leaf, give sb/sth a new lease of lifeNewModern and fashionableInexperienced (of people)Naive and trusting
(Definition of new from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “new” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

mutant

an organism that is different from others of its type because of a permanent change in its genes

Word of the Day

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Read More 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Read More