from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Not long ago; recently: newly baked bread.
- adv. Once more; anew: a newly painted room.
- adv. In a new or different way; freshly: an old idea newly phrased.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In a new manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Lately; recently.
- adv. Anew; afresh; freshly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lately; recently; freshly; just: as, newly wedded; newly painted.
- Anew; afresh; in a new and different manner or form.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. very recently
From Middle English newly, newely, neweliche, from Old English nīwlīċe ("newly"), equivalent to new + -ly. Compare Dutch nieuwelijks, German neulich, Danish nylig, Icelandic nýlega. More at new, -ly. (Wiktionary)