Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Over again; another time; in a new form; afresh

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb literary, poetic or formal Again, once more.

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

  • adverb again but in a new or different way

Etymologies

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

[Middle English : a, of (from Old English of; see of) + new, new thing (from Old English nīwe; see new), or a-, on; see a– + new.]

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