new Definition

  • 1not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time
  • 2already existing but seen, experienced, or acquired recently or now for the first time
  • 3recently made, produced, or harvested and not yet used or sold

Using new: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "new" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I bought a new car yesterday.

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    Have you heard their new album?

  • Example

    She just got a new job.

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    The store has a new collection of clothes.

  • Example

    We need to come up with some new ideas.

new Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with new

  • completely new and unused


    I just got a brand new phone.

  • a person or thing that is new to a particular area or field


    The company is the new kid on the block in the tech industry.

  • an opportunity to start fresh or anew, especially after a difficult or challenging period


    After recovering from her illness, she felt like she had a new lease on life.

Origins of new

from Old English 'niowe', meaning 'of recent origin, unused'


Summary: new in Brief

The word 'new' [njuː] describes something that has not existed before or has been recently made, produced, or harvested. It can also refer to something already existing but seen, experienced, or acquired recently. Examples include 'I bought a new car yesterday,' and 'We need to come up with some new ideas.' Phrases like 'brand new' and 'new kid on the block' emphasize the freshness and novelty of the subject.

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