Webster 1913 Edition
neowe; akin to D.
nȳr, Dan. & Sw.
nava, and prob. to E.
now. √263. See
Now, and cf.
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“Your new wife.”
Not before seen or known, although existing before; lately manifested; recently discovered;
Newly beginning or recurring; starting anew; now commencing; different from what has been;
new courseor direction.
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.
Steadfasty purposing to lead a
Bk. of Com. Prayer.
Men after long emaciating diets, fat, and almost
Not of ancient extraction, or of a family of ancient descent; not previously known or famous.
Not habituated; not familiar; unaccustomed.
Newto the plow, unpracticed in the trace.
Fresh from anything; newly come.
Newfrom her sickness to that northern air.
New Church, or
New Jerusalem Church
the church holding the doctrines taught by–
Emanuel Swedenborg. See
a heart or character changed by the power of God, so as to be governed by new and holy motives.–
land cleared and cultivated for the first time.–
The moon in its first quarter, or when it first appears after being invisible.
The day when the new moon is first seen; the first day of the lunar month, which was a holy day among the Jews.
2 Kings iv. 23.–
New Red Sandstone
an old name for the formation immediately above the coal measures or strata, now divided into theSee
the land of the Western Hemisphere; – so called because not known to the inhabitants of the Eastern Hemisphere until recent times.
Syn. – Novel; recent; fresh; modern. See
Newis much used in composition, adverbially, in the sense of newly, recently, to qualify other words, as in
To make new; to renew.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Lately made, invented, produced or come into being; that has existed a short time only; recent in origin; novel; opposed to old, and used of things; as a new coat; a new house; a new book; a new fashion; a new theory; the new chimistry; a new discovery.
2.Lately introduced to our knowledge; not before known; recently discovered; as a new metal; a new species of animals or plants found in foreign countries; the new continent.
3.Modern; not ancient.
4.Recently produced by change; as a new life.
Put on the new man. Ephesians 4.
5.Not habituated; not familiar; unaccustomed.
Heretics and such as instill their poison into new minds.
New to the plough, unpracticed in the trace.
6.Renovated; repaired so as to recover the first state.
Men, after long emaciating diets, wax plump, fat and almost new.
7.Fresh after any event.
New from her sickness to that northern air.
8.Not of ancient extraction or a family of ancient distinction.
By superior capacity and extensive knowledge, a new man often mounts to favor.
9.Not before used; strange; unknown.
They shall speak with new tongues. Mark 16.
10.Recently commenced; as the new year.
11.Having passed the change or conjunction with the sun; as the new moon.
12.Not cleared and cultivated, or lately cleared; as new land.
13.That has lately appeared for the first time; as a new star.
New is much used in composition to qualify other words, and always bears its true sense of late, recent, novel, fresh; as in new-born, new-made, new-grown, new-formed, new-found. In this use, new may be considered as adverbial, or as a part of the compound.