From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnewnew /njuː $ nuː/ ●●●S1W1 adjective1recently madeNEW recently made, built, invented, written, designed etc opp oldthe city’s new hospitalthe new issue of ‘Time’ magazinenew products on the marketThe hardest part of this job is understanding the new technology.a new range of drugs2recently boughtNEW recently boughtDo you like my new dress?They’ve just moved into their new home.3START TO HAPPEN, EXIST ETCNEWnot there before having just developednew leaves on the treesa young man with new ideasa new generation of women writersnew hope/confidence/optimism etc (=hope etc that you have only just started to feel)a medical breakthrough that offers new hope to cancer patients4not used beforeNEW not used or owned by anyone before opp used, second handNew and second-hand books for sale.I got a used video camera for £300 – it would have cost £1,000 if I’d bought it new.Jake arrived in his brand new (=completely new) car.a spanking new (=completely new) conference centre5 →like new/as good as new6unfamiliarNEW not experienced beforeLearning a new language is always a challenge.Living in the city was a new experience for Philip.new toThis 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.’
7recently arrivedNEW having recently arrived in a place, joined an organization, or started a new jobYou’re new here, aren’t you?new to/atDon’t worry if you make mistakes. You’re still new to the job.new member/employee/student etctraining for new employeesnew 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 British English (=the newest person in a job, organization etc – used humorously)8recently changedNEW recently replaced or different from the previous one opp oldHave you met Keith’s new girlfriend?I’ll let you have my new phone number.the new regime in Beijing9recently discoveredNEW recently discoveredthe discovery of a new planetnew oilfields in Alaskaimportant new evidence that may prove her innocence10modernmodernthe new breed of politicians11vegetables [only before noun] new potatoes, carrots etc are grown early in the season and eaten when young
12 →new life/day/era13 →be/feel like a new man/woman14 →new arrival15 →new blood16 →new broom17 →what’s new?18 →the new19 →something is the new ...20 →new-made/new-formed/new-laid etc → a new lease of lifeat lease1(2), → turn over a new leafat leaf1(3) —newness noun [uncountable]THESAURUSnewa new sports centrea new edition of the bookan entirely new theory of time and spacebrand new completely newa brand new carThe house looks brand new.recent made, produced etc a short time agorecent research into brain chemistrythe latest [only before noun] the most recentHave you seen his latest film?the latest fashions from Parismodern different from earlier things of the same kind because of using new methods, equipment, or designsmodern technologymodern farming methodsa modern kitchenoriginal new and completely different from what other people have done or thought of before, especially in a way that seems interestingThe play is highly original.His style is completely original.freshfresh ideas, evidence, or ways of doing things are new and different, and are used instead of previous onesWe need a fresh approach to the problem.They want young people with fresh ideas.Police think they may have found some fresh evidence that links him to the murder.novel new and different in a surprising and unusual way – used especially about a suggestion, experience, or way of doing somethingThe club have come up with a novel way of raising cash.The King was passionately in love, which was a novel experience for him.innovative completely new and showing a lot of imagination – used especially about a design or way of doing somethingan attractive website with an innovative designThey came up with an innovative approach to the problem.revolutionary completely new in a way that has a very big effect – used especially about an idea, method, or inventiona revolutionary treatment for breast cancerHis theories were considered to be revolutionary at the time. newfangled [only before noun] used about something that is new and modern but which you disapprove ofMy grandfather hated all this newfangled technology.
GRAMMAR: Order of adjectivesIf there is more than one adjective, the adjectives are usually used in a fixed order.You say: We’ve got a lovely new car.✗Don’t say: We’ve got a new lovely car.You say: He wore his new blue shirt.✗Don’t say: He wore his blue new shirt.