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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Once more; again.
  • adv. In a new and different way, form, or manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Again, once more.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Over again; another time; in a new form; afresh

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • As a new or a repeated act; by way of renewal; in a new form or manner; over again; once more; afresh: always implying some prior act of the same kind: as, to arm anew; to build a house anew from the foundation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. again but in a new or different way

Etymologies

Middle English : a, of (from Old English of; see of) + new, new thing (from Old English nīwe; see new), or a-, on; see a-2 + new.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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