Word of the Day: New

new / n(y)o͞o adjective 1. having just come into existence; recent With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962 2. modern The new environment dictates two rules: first, everything happens faster; second, anything that can be done will be done, if not by you, then by someone else, somewhere. Andy Grove, 1936-2016 3. novel; unfamiliar What is new is pleasing and what is old is satisfying. Cuban Proverb 4. having been in condition or state a short time I am a member of a fragile species, still new to the earth, the youngest creatures of any scale, here only a few moments as evolutionary time is measured, a juvenile species, a child of a species. from ‘Fragile Species’ by Lewis Thomas, 1913-1993 5. unaccustomed (usually followed by to) I am new to superhero comics, though growing up I read Archie comics, religiously. Roxane Gay, 1974- 6. other than the old or former Don’t throw away your old shoes until you have a new pair. German Proverb 7. fresh You dance better with a full belly than with a new dress. French Proverb 8. additional You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. Les Brown, 1945- 9. beginning as the resumption of a previous thing Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word. Goran Persson, 1949- adverb 1. recently or lately (used in combination) He continued on, on to the glacier, towards the dawn, from ridge to ridge, in deep, new-fallen snow, paying no heed to the storms that might pursue him. from ‘World Light’ by Halldór Laxness, 1902-1998 noun 1. something fresh or not previously seen or experienced They love the old that do not know the new. German Proverb