From Middle English newe, from Old English nīwe, nēowe (“new”), from Proto-Germanic *niwjaz (“new, fresh”), from Proto-Indo-European *néwyos (“new”), from *néwos.
Compare also Old English nū (“now”). More at now.
new (comparative newer, superlative newest)
- Recently made, or created.
- Additional; recently discovered.
- Current or later, as opposed to former.
- Used to distinguish something established more recently, named after something or some place previously existing.
- In original condition; pristine; not previously worn or used.
- Refreshed, reinvigorated, reformed.
- Of recent origin; having taken place recently.
- Strange, unfamiliar or not previously known.
- Recently arrived or appeared.
- Inexperienced or unaccustomed at some task.
- (of a period of time) Next; about to begin or recently begun.
new (comparative more new, superlative most new)
- Newly (especially in composition).
- As new; from scratch.
new (usually uncountable, plural news)
- Things that are new.
- (Australia) A kind of light beer.
- (Britain, naval slang) A naval cadet who has just embarked on training.
new (third-person singular simple present news, present participle newing, simple past and past participle newed)
- (obsolete) To make new; to recreate; to renew.