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adjective new pronunciation in American English /nu/ 
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  1. 1
    recently created, built, invented, or planned

    They are going to build a new office building here.

    We went to the new Tom Cruise movie last week.

    a revolutionary new wheelchair that operates by voice commands

    1. a.
      recently developed, or starting to develop

      I was enthusiastic and full of new ideas.

      a new initiative to tackle unemployment

      The class has little new to offer.

    2. b.
      recently made and never used by anyone before

      Is this camera new?

      brand/spanking new (=used for emphasizing that something is completely new):

      How can she afford to buy a brand new Ferrari?

      See also  secondhand
    3. c.
      recently bought or supplied to someone

      Have you seen my new car? I bought it yesterday.

      She's hoping to move into her new house next week.

    4. d.
      recently obtained

      Matthew's got a new girlfriend.

      She starts her new job next week.

  2. 2
    replacing something that you no longer have or something that is no longer useful

    I need some new shoes.

    I should get a new passport – my old one's expired.

    a new approach to the problem

    1. a.
      replacing a previous type of thing
      new breed:

      She is one of a new breed of politicians.

      new generation:

      the exciting new generation of handheld computers

  3. 3
    recently arrived in a place or situation that you have not been in before

    New entrants complete written tests in their first week.

    Many companies help new employees with finding accommodations.

    new to:

    We are new to the Boston area.

  4. 4
    if you learn a new subject or skill, you learn one that you did not know previously

    I showed her a new technique for catching the frogs.

    Why not study a new language?

    1. b.
      if someone discovers something new, they find something that no one else knows about

      Scientists have discovered a new drug for the treatment of depression.

      new to:

      Many of these plants are entirely new to the area.

  5. 5
    a new day, year, life, etc. is the start of a particular period of time, especially one that you hope will be happier or more successful

    This could be the beginning of a new era in transatlantic politics.

    whole new (=used for emphasis):

    The proposal could mean a whole new way of life for residents.

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