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