W2S1 [nju: US nu:] adj
1¦(recently made)¦
2¦(recently bought)¦
3¦(not there before)¦
4¦(not used before)¦
5 like new/as good as new
7¦(recently arrived)¦
8¦(recently changed)¦
9¦(recently discovered)¦
12 new life/day/era
13 be/feel like a new man/woman
14 new arrival
15 new blood
16 new broom
17 what's new?
18 the new
19 something ... is the new ...
20 new-made/new-formed/new-laid etc
[: Old English; Origin: niwe]
recently made, built, invented, written, designed etc
≠ ↑old
the city's new hospital
the new issue of 'Time' magazine
new products on the market
The hardest part of this job is understanding the new technology.
a new range of drugs
recently bought
Do you like my new dress?
They've just moved into their new home.
having just developed
new leaves on the trees
a young man with new ideas
a new generation of women writers
new hope/confidence/optimism etc
(=hope etc that you have only just started to feel)
a medical breakthrough that offers new hope to cancer patients
not used or owned by anyone before
≠ ↑used, second hand ↑second hand
New and second hand books for sale.
I got a used video camera for £300 - it would have cost £1000 if I'd bought it new.
Someone had driven into the back of his brand new (=completely new) car.
a spanking new (=completely new) conference centre
5.) like new/as good as new
in excellent condition
Your watch just needs cleaning and it'll be as good as new.
not experienced before
Learning a new language is always a challenge.
Living in the city was a new experience for Philip.
new to
This idea was new to him.
that's a new one on me
spoken (=used to say that you have never heard something before)
'The office is going to be closed for six weeks this summer.' 'Really? That's a new one on me.'
having recently arrived in a place, joined an organization, or started a new job
You're new here, aren't you?
new to/at
Don't worry if you make mistakes. You're still new to the job.
new member/employee/student etc
training for new employees
new kid on the block informal (=the newest person in a job, school etc)
It's not always easy being the new kid on the block.
the new boy/girl
BrE (=the newest person in a job, organization etc - used humorously)
recently replaced or different from the previous one
≠ ↑old
Have you met Keith's new girlfriend?
I'll let you have my new phone number.
the new regime in Beijing
recently discovered
the discovery of a new planet
new oilfields in Alaska
important new evidence that may prove her innocence
the new breed of politicians
11.) ¦(VEGETABLES)¦ [only before noun]
new potatoes, ↑carrots etc are grown early in the season and eaten when young
12.) new life/day/era
a period that is just beginning, especially one that seems to offer better opportunities
They went to Australia to start a new life there.
13.) be/feel like a new man/woman
to feel much healthier and have a lot more energy than before, or to have a different attitude
I lost 19 pounds and felt like a new man.
14.) new arrival
a) someone who has recently arrived or started work somewhere
b) a new baby
The children are thrilled with the new arrival.
15.) new blood
new members of a group or organization who will bring new ideas and be full of energy
What we need in this company is some new blood.
16.) new broom
someone who has just started work in a high position in an organization and who is expected to make a lot of changes
The company seems set to make a fresh start under a new broom.
17.) what's new?
spoken especially AmE used as a friendly greeting to mean 'how are you?'
18.) the new
new ideas, styles etc
This charming hotel is a delightful blend of the old and the new.
19.) sth ... is the new ...
BrE used to say that something is thought to be the new fashion that will replace an existing thing
Don't you know that vodka is the new water, my dear?
20.) new-made/new-formed/new-laid etc
recently made, formed etc
a new lease of life atlease1 (2), turn over a new leaf atleaf1 (3)
>newness n [U]

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