The word "new" is the opposite of "old," but we often use words other than "new" when describing something that is not old. Instead, you might choose to use words like "young," "fresh," "modern," or "contemporary."
We often use the word "new" to describe a person who is in a new situation:
The word "new" is commonly used in every day speech:
English speakers in the United States sometimes like to borrow words from other languages that substitute for the word "new": "Nouveau" is French, "neo" is Greek, and "nuevo" is Spanish:
Note: The word "newbie" is slang for someone who is new. It’s often used to describe someone who is new to various internet-related activities, but it can be used for just about any activity, as long as you used it to describe a person–not a thing.
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January 1, 2013