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

  • adj. Being in a fresh and unused condition; completely new.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Alternative form of brand new.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Quite new; bright as if fresh from the forge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • New as a brand, that is, glowing like metal newly out of the fire or forge; hence, quite new; fire-new.

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

  • adj. conspicuously new


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  • Politically, however, adding a third "tax handle" by which politicians can grab people-now retail sales at the cash register in addition to personal income at the payroll window and business revenue before it leaves the office-creates what Michele Bachmann rightly called a brand-new tax stream to squeeze more revenue out of the people.

  • He had been on the highway one day when his brand-new car drove off the road due to a mechanical defect.

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  • Dr. Reid performed three “miracles” during the service by giving a brand-new minivan to one member who had been in a terrible car accident, and paying off the consumer debt of two other poor but loyal church members.

    American Grace

  • How any language works as a constantly redesigned tool kit depends on how its speakers put it to use, and how the innovations that they introduce eventually furnish them with what looks like a brand-new supply of instruments.

    The English Is Coming!

  • And it recast another phrase then already in use: brand-new.

    The English Is Coming!

  • The third one says, "I probably shouldn't tell you this, but for our anniversary, my husband bought us a brand-new yacht."

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  • The ultra-rich give their children over to a brand-new boarding school that promises to isolate them completely from the rest of the world, particularly the media.

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  • See Ethan Zuckerman's summary article for details, delve into the OTT09 wiki for notes on the sessions, or read the brand-new FLOSS manual on open translation tools, that was authored during a five-day “book sprint” that took place after the conference.

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  • The week before that I got a box of the brand-new 100-grain .257 Swift Sciroccos, and looked up my .25/06 load for 87-grain Nosler Ballistic Tips to use as a starting point.

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  • The brand-new UXV 500 is the first side-by-side offering from Kymco.

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