Definition of New

a.1.Having existed, or having been made, but a short time; having originated or occured lately; having recently come into existence, or into one's possession; not early or long in being; of late origin; recent; fresh; modern; - opposed to old, as, a new coat; a new house; a new book; a new fashion.
2.Not before seen or known, although existing before; lately manifested; recently discovered; as, a new metal; a new planet; new scenes.
3.Newly beginning or recurring; starting anew; now commencing; different from what has been; as, a new year; a new course or direction.
4.As if lately begun or made; having the state or quality of original freshness; also, changed for the better; renovated; unworn; untried; unspent; as, rest and travel made him a new man.
Steadfasty purposing to lead a new life.
- Bk. of Com. Prayer.
Men after long emaciating diets, fat, and almost new.
- Bacon.
5.Not of ancient extraction, or of a family of ancient descent; not previously known or famous.
6.Not habituated; not familiar; unaccustomed.
New to the plow, unpracticed in the trace.
- Pope.
7.Fresh from anything; newly come.
New from her sickness to that northern air.
- Dryden.
New birth
See under Birth.
New Church
the church holding the doctrines taught by Emanuel Swedenborg. See Swedenborgian.
New heart
(Theol.) a heart or character changed by the power of God, so as to be governed by new and holy motives.
New land
land cleared and cultivated for the first time.
New light
(Zool.) See Crappie.
New moon
a - The moon in its first quarter, or when it first appears after being invisible.
b - The day when the new moon is first seen; the first day of the lunar month, which was a holy day among the Jews.
New Red Sandstone
(Geol.) an old name for the formation immediately above the coal measures or strata, now divided into the Permian and Trias.
- 2 Kings iv. 23.
New style
See Style.
New testament
See under Testament.
New world
the land of the Western Hemisphere; - so called because not known to the inhabitants of the Eastern Hemisphere until recent times.
adv.1.Newly; recently.
Of new
- Chaucer.
v. t. & i.1.To make new; to renew.

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New birth
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New Church
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New heart
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New land
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New Year's Day
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