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New \New\ (n[=u]), a. [Compar. Newer (n[=u]"[~e]r); superl. Newest.] [OE. OE. newe, AS. niwe, neowe; akin to D. nieuw, OS. niwi, OHG. niuwi, G. neu, Icel. n[=y]r, Dan. & Sw. ny, Goth. niujis, Lith. naujas, Russ. novuii, Ir. nua, nuadh, Gael. nuadh, W. newydd, Armor. nevez, L. novus, Gr. ne`os, Skr. nava, and prob. to E. now. [root]263. See Now, and cf. Announce, Innovate, Neophyte, Novel.]

  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. ``Your new wife.''

  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.

  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.

  7. Fresh from anything; newly come. New from her sickness to that northern air. --Dryden. New birth. See under Birth. New Church, or New Jerusalem 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. (Zo["o]l.) See Crappie. New moon.

    1. The moon in its first quarter, or when it first appears after being invisible.

    2. 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 (Geol.), an old name for the formation immediately above the coal measures or strata, now divided into the Permian and Trias. See Sandstone.

      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.

      Syn: Novel; recent; fresh; modern. See Novel.


a. (en-comparative of: new) More recent.

Usage examples of "newer".

Motors and cycles he treated with tolerant disregard, but pigs, wheelbarrows, piles of stones by the roadside, perambulators in a village street, gates painted too aggressively white, and sometimes, but not always, the newer kind of beehives, turned him aside from his tracks in vivid imitation of the zigzag course of forked lightning.

That would be left for a newer form, a different experiment of nature.

From a stone of almost the same size as the one used to make a single handaxe, he had gotten six times the cutting edge with the newer technique, a cutting edge he could shape to a variety of useful tools.

It was nearly as big as my old classroom, but neater and newer looking.

Carol waved, then she and Jeffrey watched Randolph stride off toward State Street, where he and his partners occupied an entire floor of one of the newer Boston office towers.

She insisted that a blood sample be drawn for an analysis of recreational drugs, particularly some of the newer synthetic types.

At what point had Voth split away to follow other byroads, eventually to found the touch group that had given him his present eminence, while newer teams sprang up and fused and split and recombined to take up the ever-multiplying branches of research?

Functional, efficient insystem drive though she had, it produced less than 80 percent of the acceleration of newer systems.

He says they have, within the bounds of that Colony, between three and four hundred thousand people, or more than in some of our old States, such as Rhode Island, or Delaware, or in some of our newer States, and less than in some of our larger ones.

Nation in the difficult task of reconstruction, and of the new departure, looming up before it, with newer and broader and better political issues upon which all Patriot might safely divide, while all the old issues of Statesrights, Secession, Free-Trade, and Slavery, and all the mental and moral leprosy growing out of them, should lie buried far out of sight as deadand-gone relics of the cruel and devastating War which they alone had brought on!

Those engines, coupled with newer and heavier energy guns, had turned an armed freighter into a ship of war, strong enough to outfight a dozen Magebuilt fighters and fast enough to outrun the mothership that carried them.

Prosperous citizens moved out to newer parts of town, leaving the run-down older houses for the workers who provided casual labor around the port and the industrial districts.

Her readings indicated that this ship was no different from the rest, but somehow it felt newer than the others.

Then he sent the seamen back to their ships and, after having the sergeants form up the soldiers, marched them back to the fort, they being closely observed all the way by half-drunken and very amused indiostheir own from the south and the newer ones armed with basket-hiked swords and small, round shields who had arrived with the trespassing Irlandeses.

But once Venus is settled, a new culture there can revitalize Earth, the way younger, newer cultures changed old ones in the past.