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Usage statistics for the adjective new:

spoken English33.24%written English66.76% conversational speech39.19%task-oriented speech60.81% imaginative writing24.87%informational writing75.13%
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New is sometimes a misspelling of knew or viewed.

The word new is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective new

What does new mean as an attribute of a noun?

New is the 2nd most common adjective. It is used mostly in informational writing, being the most common adjective in informational written English.View more statistics!

adjective - degrees:

  • new: newer | newest
  • New: -

  1. not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
  2. original and of a kind not seen before
  3. lacking training or experience
  4. having no previous example or precedent or parallel
  5. other than the former one(s); different
    • examples: they now have a new leaders | my new car is four years old but has only 15,000 miles on it | ready to take a new direction
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • similar: other
  6. unaffected by use or exposure
  7. in use after medieval times
    • example: New Eqyptian was the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties
    • domain: linguistics
    • similar: late
  8. used of a living language; being the current stage in its development
  9. (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity
    • example: new potatoes
    • synonym of new: young
    • similar: early
  10. (often followed by `to') unfamiliar
    • examples: new experiences | experiences new to him | errors of someone new to the job
    • similar: unaccustomed to

Alternative definition of the adjective new


  1. Recently made, or created.
  2. Additional; recently discovered.
  3. Current or later, as opposed to former.
  4. Used to distinguish something established more recently, named after something or some place previously existing.
  5. In original condition; pristine; not previously worn or used.
  6. Refreshed, reinvigorated, reformed.
  7. See Young.
  8. Of recent origin; having taken place recently.
  9. Strange, unfamiliar or not previously known.
  10. Recently arrived or appeared.
  11. Inexperienced or unaccustomed at some task.
  12. [context: of a period of time] next; about to begin or recently begun


  1. In place names, a prefix added to the name of a newly established place, intended to convey that the newly established place will share some characteristic of an older place for which the new place is named.

Definition of the adverb new

What does new mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. very recently

Alternative definition of the adverb new


  1. See Newly.
  2. As new; from scratch.


  1. New a.k.a. Katalin Vad, better known by her porn star name Michelle Wild is a Hungarian actress and former erotic performer who worked mainly for Private Media Group and LUXx Video.
  2. New a.k.a. Chaiyapol Pupart is a Thai actor.
  3. New a.k.a. Patitta Attayatamavitaya, nicknamed New, is a Thai actress and television personality. She starred in the film Pai In Love.

There are other people with in their name, like New Age, New Kid, New Max, New-Age, Tom New, GiGi New, John New, Mara New, Mike New, New Born and many others.


  1. New is a fictional character from the 2012 horror film Dark Flight.
  2. New is a fictional character from the 2011 film Cure.

There are other characters with in their name, like New Boy, New Guy, New Kid, New New, New face, New Girl, New Hire, New Jack, New Wave, New Year, New-Wave, new-year, New Friend, New Mother, New Yorker, New-Yorker, Charlie New, The New Man, New Neighbor and New York Cop.


  1. "New" is a song by Paul McCartney.
  2. "New" is a song by the American rock band No Doubt, written by Tom Dumont and Gwen Stefani for the Go soundtrack. It was later included on No Doubt's fourth studio album Return of Saturn. It's the first single as a quartet, after the departure of original keyboardist Eric Stefani in 1994. The song is available as a downloadable track for the music video game series Rock Band and Guitar Hero. The song was a complete departure from the band's previous singles, switching from a ska punk-influenced sound to more new wave-influenced sound.
  3. "New" is the 1999 single by No Doubt.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  4. "New" is a musical album of A. R. Rahman.
  5. "New" a.k.a. "NEW!" is a musical single of Civil Civic.
    • released on
  6. "New" a.k.a. "New!" is a musical album of Lama.
    • released on
  7. "New" is a musical EP of Regurgitator.
    • released on (20 years ago)
  8. "NEW" is a musical album of GEM.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  9. "New" is the soundtrack album of the 2004 film.
    • also known as New soundtrack
    • genre: Soundtrack
    • released on (11 years ago)
  10. "New" is a musical EP of Stained Red.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  11. "New" is a composition.
  12. "New" is a single by Paul McCartney.
    • released on


New a.k.a. New Orleans Lakefront Airport: Lakefront Airport is a public use airport located four nautical miles northeast of the central business district of New Orleans, in Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States. Owned by the Orleans Levee District, it is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation reliever airport.


NEW is a television station broadcasting in Perth, Australia, and is a member of Network Ten. Out of the three commercial stations, NEW generally rates the lowest overall, but usually rates highest in its target demographic.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for New

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Google previewThe Botanist's and Gardener's New Dictionary; in which is Also Comprised, A Gardener's Calendar ... and to which is Prefixed an Introduction to the Linnæan System of Botany (1763)

by James WHEELER (Gardener at Gloucester.)

'T NEW DIC TIONARY ACA BIES, the fir-trec, a species of pinus. See PINUS. ABROTANUM, the name of'botanists for a species of artcmisia. called in English, southernwood. See the article ARTLMISlA. ABSlNTHlUM, wormwood, another ...

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Usage statistics about new

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the adjective new:

spoken English33.24%written English66.76% conversational speech39.19%task-oriented speech60.81% imaginative writing24.87%informational writing75.13%

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Quotes about New

New mown
New moon
New moan

On a new lawn
Under a new moon
I knew you

You moaned
As we lay
On the
New moan lawn (Allan Thorne)
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Scrabble value of N1E1W4

The value of this 3-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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