Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Even the novelty of flying the newest rocket-ship in the service had worn off.

The book slid shut and I eyed the newest employee of the city of Nineport.

And this brings us straight to the newest of our beginnings in Dohnavur—the Kindergarten.

He was wearing his best and newest suit and his tie was carefully arranged.

But the newest visitor did not come, like the others, uninvited into the "private" room.

Miss Annabel wore her newest gown and bonnet and rustled as she walked.

There is a family, in the newest and best part of the town, called McLeod.

These stands were the newest and the most comfortable in the country.

This fever for the newest books is not a wholesome condition of the mind.

What they did not know was that the newest victim was Evelyn Ballister.


Old English neowe, niowe, earlier niwe "new, fresh, recent, novel, unheard-of, different from the old; untried, inexperienced," from Proto-Germanic *newjaz (cf. Old Saxon niuwi, Old Frisian nie, Middle Dutch nieuwe, Dutch nieuw, Old High German niuwl, German neu, Danish and Swedish ny, Gothic niujis "new"), from PIE *newo- "new" (cf. Sanskrit navah, Persian nau, Hittite newash, Greek neos, Lithuanian naujas, Old Church Slavonic novu, Russian novyi, Latin novus, Old Irish nue, Welsh newydd "new").

The adverb is Old English 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.


Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.