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 for New
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  New \New\ (n[=u]), a. [Compar. Newer (n[=u]"[~e]r); superl.
     Newest.] [OE. OE. newe, AS. niwe, neowe; akin to D. nieuw,
     OS. niwi, OHG. niuwi, G. neu, Icel. n[=y]r, Dan. & Sw. ny,
     Goth. niujis, Lith. naujas, Russ. novuii, Ir. nua, nuadh,
     Gael. nuadh, W. newydd, Armor. nevez, L. novus, Gr. ne`os,
     Skr. nava, and prob. to E. now. [root]263. See Now, and cf.
     Announce, Innovate, Neophyte, Novel.]
     1. Having existed, or having been made, but a short time;
        having originated or occured lately; having recently come
        into existence, or into one's possession; not early or
        long in being; of late origin; recent; fresh; modern; --
        opposed to old, as, a new coat; a new house; a new book;
        a new fashion. "Your new wife." --Chaucer.
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     2. Not before seen or known, although existing before; lately
        manifested; recently discovered; as, a new metal; a new
        planet; new scenes.
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     3. Newly beginning or recurring; starting anew; now
        commencing; different from what has been; as, a new year;
        a new course or direction.
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     4. As if lately begun or made; having the state or quality of
        original freshness; also, changed for the better;
        renovated; unworn; untried; unspent; as, rest and travel
        made him a new man.
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              Steadfasty purposing to lead a new life. --Bk. of
                                                    Com. Prayer.
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              Men after long emaciating diets, fat, and almost
              new.                                  --Bacon.
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     5. Not of ancient extraction, or of a family of ancient
        descent; not previously known or famous. --Addison.
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     6. Not habituated; not familiar; unaccustomed.
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              New to the plow, unpracticed in the trace. --Pope.
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     7. Fresh from anything; newly come.
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              New from her sickness to that northern air.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     New birth. See under Birth.
  
     New Church, or New Jerusalem Church, the church holding
        the doctrines taught by Emanuel Swedenborg. See
        Swedenborgian.
  
     New heart (Theol.), a heart or character changed by the
        power of God, so as to be governed by new and holy
        motives.
  
     New land, land cleared and cultivated for the first time.
        
  
     New light. (Zool.) See Crappie.
  
     New moon.
        (a) The moon in its first quarter, or when it first
            appears after being invisible.
        (b) The day when the new moon is first seen; the first day
            of the lunar month, which was a holy day among the
            Jews. --2 Kings iv. 23.
  
     New Red Sandstone (Geol.), an old name for the formation
        immediately above the coal measures or strata, now divided
        into the Permian and Trias. See Sandstone.
  
     New style. See Style.
  
     New testament. See under Testament.
  
     New world, the land of the Western Hemisphere; -- so called
        because not known to the inhabitants of the Eastern
        Hemisphere until recent times.
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     Syn: Novel; recent; fresh; modern. See Novel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  New \New\ (n[=u]), adv.
     Newly; recently. --Chaucer.
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     Note: New is much used in composition, adverbially, in the
           sense of newly, recently, to qualify other words, as in
           new-born, new-formed, new-found, new-mown.
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     Of new, anew. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  New \New\, v. t. & i.
     To make new; to renew. [Obs.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  new
      adv 1: very recently; "they are newly married"; "newly raised
             objections"; "a newly arranged hairdo"; "grass new washed
             by the rain"; "a freshly cleaned floor"; "we are fresh
             out of tomatoes" [syn: newly, freshly, fresh,
             new]
      adj 1: not of long duration; having just (or relatively
             recently) come into being or been made or acquired or
             discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a
             new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World" [ant: old]
      2: original and of a kind not seen before; "the computer
         produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"
         [syn: fresh, new, novel]
      3: lacking training or experience; "the new men were eager to
         fight"; "raw recruits" [syn: raw, new]
      4: having no previous example or precedent or parallel; "a time
         of unexampled prosperity" [syn: new, unexampled]
      5: other than the former one(s); different; "they now have a new
         leaders"; "my new car is four years old but has only 15,000
         miles on it"; "ready to take a new direction"
      6: unaffected by use or exposure; "it looks like new" [ant:
         worn]
      7: (of a new kind or fashion) gratuitously new; "newfangled
         ideas"; "she buys all these new-fangled machines and never
         uses them" [syn: newfangled, new]
      8: in use after medieval times; "New Eqyptian was the language
         of the 18th to 21st dynasties"
      9: used of a living language; being the current stage in its
         development; "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"
         [syn: Modern, New]
      10: (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development;
          before complete maturity; "new potatoes"; "young corn" [syn:
          new, young]
      11: unfamiliar; "new experiences"; "experiences new to him";
          "errors of someone new to the job"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  151 Moby Thesaurus words for "new":
     ab ovo, accessory, actual, added, additional, afresh, again,
     all the rage, all the thing, ancillary, anew, another,
     another time, as is, as new, authentic, auxiliary, avant-garde,
     being, bis, callow, collateral, contemporaneous, contemporary,
     contributory, creative, current, de novo, dewy, else, encore,
     ever-new, evergreen, existent, existing, extant, extra, farther,
     fashionable, first-hand, firsthand, fledgling, fresh, freshly,
     from scratch, further, green, held back, held in reserve, held out,
     hip, imaginative, immanent, immature, immediate, in abeyance,
     in fashion, in hand, in style, in vogue, independent, instant,
     intact, lately, latest, maiden, maidenly, mint, mod, modern,
     modernistic, more, neoteric, nestling, new-fashioned, newfangled,
     newfashioned, newly, novel, of late, once again, once more,
     original, other, over again, plus, popular, present, present-age,
     present-day, present-time, prevalent, primary, pristine, put aside,
     put by, raw, recent, recently, regenerated, reinvigorated, renewed,
     reserve, revived, revolutionary, running, saved, sempervirent,
     smart, spare, stored, strange, supernumerary, supplemental,
     supplementary, surplus, suspended, that be, that is, to spare,
     topical, trendy, ulterior, unaccustomed, unapplied, unbeaten,
     unconsumed, underived, undeveloped, unemployed, unexercised,
     unexpended, unfledged, unhandled, unique, unspent, untapped,
     untouched, untried, untrodden, unused, unutilized, up-to-date,
     up-to-datish, up-to-the-minute, vernal, virgin, virginal, waived,
     yet again, young
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  NEW or NOVEL ASSIGNMENT, pleading. Declarations are conceived in very 
  general terms, and sometimes, from the nature of the action, are so framed 
  as to be capable of covering several injuries. The effect of this is, that, 
  in some cases, the defendant is not sufficiently guided by the declaration 
  to the real cause of complaint; and is, therefore, led to apply his answer 
  to a different matter from that which the plaintiff has in view. For 
  example, it may happen that the plaintiff has, been twice assaulted by the 
  defendant, and one of the assaults is justifiable, being in self-defence, 
  while the other may have been committed without legal excuse. Supposing the 
  plaintiff to bring an action for the latter; from the generality of the 
  statement in the declaration, the defendant is not informed to which of the 
  two assaults the plaintiff means to refer. The defendant may, therefore, 
  suppose, or affect to suppose, that the first is the assault intended, and 
  will plead son assault demesne. This plea the plaintiff cannot safely 
  traverse, because an assault was in fact committed by the defendant, under 
  the, circumstances of excuse here alleged; the defendant would have a right 
  under the issue joined upon such traverse, to prove these circumstances, and 
  to presume that such assault, and no other, was the cause of action. The 
  plaintiff, therefore, in the supposed case, not being able safely to 
  traverse, and having no ground either for demurrer, or for pleading in 
  confession and avoidance, has no course, but, by a new pleading, to correct 
  the mistake occasioned by the generality of the declaration, and to declare 
  that he brought his action not for the first but for the second assault and 
  this is called a new assignment. Steph. PI. 241-243. 
       2. As the object of a new assignment is to correct a mistake occasioned 
  by the generality of the declaration, it always occurs in answer to a plea, 
  and is therefore in the nature of a replication. It is not used in any other 
  part of the pleading. 
       3. Several new assignments may occur in the course of the same series 
  of pleading. 
       4. Thus in the above example, if it be supposed that three distinct 
  assaults had been committed, two of which were justifiable, the defendant 
  might plead as above to the declaration, and 'then, by way of plea to the 
  new assignment,, he might again justify, in the same manner, another 
  assault; upon which it would be necessary for the plaintiff to new-assign a 
  third; and this upon the first principle by which the first new assignment 
  was required. 1 Chit. PI. 614; 1 Saund. 299 c. 
       5. A new assignment is said to be in the nature of a new declaration. 
  Bac. Abr. Trespass I, 4, 2; 1 Saund. 299 c. It seems, however, more properly 
  considered as a repetition of the declaration; 1 Chit. PI. 602; differing 
  only in this, that it distinguishes the true ground of complaint, as being 
  different from that which is covered by the plea. Being in the nature of a 
  new or repeated declaration, it is consequently to be framed with as much 
  certainty or specification of circumstances, as the declaration itself. In 
  some cases, indeed, it should be even more particular. Bac. Abr. Trespass, I 
  4, 2; 1 Chitt. Pl. 610; Steph. Pl. 245. See 3 Bl. Com. 311; Arch. Civ. 318; 
  Lawes' Civ. PI. Pl. 286; Doct. Pl. 318; Lawes' Civ. Pl. 163. 
  
  

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