Definitions

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

  • adverb Not long ago; recently.
  • adverb Once more; anew.
  • adverb In a new or different way; freshly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Lately; recently; freshly; just: as, newly wedded; newly painted.
  • Anew; afresh; in a new and different manner or form.

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

  • adverb Lately; recently.
  • adverb Anew; afresh; freshly.

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

  • adverb In a new manner.

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

  • adverb very recently

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

Examples

  • She exhaled and passed the joint to someone else, her expression newly dreamy.

    Surrender, Dorothy

  • Laura Fernandez (ph) has been a graduate -- and what we call a newly-minted graduate, for all of two months.

    CNN Transcript Aug 12, 2009

  • Kor considered himself governor of my world, which he termed a newly acquired outpost of the Klingon Empire, and you and Mr. Spock considered yourselves freedom fighters, obligated to liberate us from Klingon domination.

    Timetrap

  • Kor considered himself governor of my world, which he termed a newly acquired outpost of the Klingon Empire, and you and Mr. Spock considered yourselves freedom fighters, obligated to liberate us from Klingon domination.

    Timetrap

  • Kor considered himself governor of my world, which he termed a newly acquired outpost of the Klingon Empire, and you and Mr. Spock considered yourselves freedom fighters, obligated to liberate us from Klingon domination.

    Timetrap

  • In a statement, News Corp said James will "work closely" with Rupert Murdoch in what it described as a "newly created role".

    The Guardian World News

  • In a video posted on YouTube Friday, the Arizona governor stood in front of what she called newly posted signs by President Obama's administration.

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  • In a video posted on YouTube Friday, the Arizona governor stood in front of what she called newly posted signs by President Obama's administration.

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  • In a video posted on YouTube Friday, the Arizona governor stood in front of what she called newly posted signs by President Obama's administration.

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  • Luke Gladue knows the name is an attention-getter, which is why it's what he calls his newly launched business.

    timesunion.com: Local Breaking News

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