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new (adj.) O.E. neowe, niowe, earlier niwe "new, fresh, recent, novel, unheard-of, different from the old; untried, inexperienced," from P.Gmc. *newjaz (Cf. O.S. niuwi, O.Fris. nie, M.Du. nieuwe, Du. nieuw, O.H.G. niuwl, Ger. neu, Dan., Swed. ny, Goth. niujis "new"), from PIE *newo- "new" (Cf. Skt. navah, Pers. nau, Hittite newash, Gk. neos, Lith. naujas, O.C.S. novu, Rus. novyi, L. novus, O.Ir. nue, Welsh newydd "new").
The adverb is O.E. niwe, from the adjective. New math in reference to a system of teaching mathematics based on investigation and discovery is from 1958. New World (adj.) to designate phenomena of the Western Hemisphere first attested 1823, in Lord Byron; the noun phrase is recorded from 1550s. New Deal in the FDR sense attested by 1932. New school in reference to the more advanced or liberal faction of something is from 1806. New Left (1960) was a coinage of U.S. political sociologist C. Wright Mills (1916-1962). New light in reference to religions is from 1640s. New frontier, in U.S. politics, "reform and social betterment," is from 1934 but associated with John F. Kennedy's use of it in 1960.

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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • New (C++) — В языке программирования C++, new оператор, обеспечивающий выделение динамической памяти в куче. За исключением формы, называемой «размещающей формой new», new пытается выделить достаточно памяти в куче для размещения новых данных и, в случае… …   Википедия

  • New I/O — New I/O, usually called NIO, is a collection of Java programming language APIs that offer features for intensive I/O operations. It was introduced with the J2SE 1.4 release of Java by Sun Microsystems to complement an existing standard I/O. NIO… …   Wikipedia

  • New — (n[=u]), adv. Newly; recently. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] {Of new}, anew.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • New — New, v. t. & i. To make new; to renew. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • new (C++) — In the C++ programming language, as well as in many C++ based languages, new is a language construct that dynamically allocates memory on the heap and initialises the memory using the constructor. Except for a form called the placement new , new… …   Wikipedia

  • New (C++) — In the C++ programming language, new is an operator that allows dynamic memory allocation on the heap. new attempts to allocate enough memory on the heap for the new data and, if successful, returns the address to the newly allocated… …   Wikipedia

  • new (C++) — В языке программирования C++, new оператор, обеспечивающий выделение динамической памяти в куче. За исключением формы, называемой «размещающей формой new», new пытается выделить достаточно памяти в куче для размещения новых данных и, в случае… …   Википедия

  • new — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English nīwe; akin to Old High German niuwi new, Latin novus, Greek neos Date: before 12th century 1. having recently come into existence ; recent, modern 2. a. (1) having been seen, used, or known …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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