from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The property of being new; novelty

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being new

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being new.
  • n. The state of being newly introduced; novelty.
  • n. An innovation; a recent change.
  • n. Want of practice or familiarity.
  • n. A new condition; reformation or regeneration.
  • n. Synonyms See new.

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

  • n. the quality of being new; the opposite of oldness


From Middle English newnesse, from Old English nīwnes ("newness, novelty"), equivalent to new +‎ -ness. (Wiktionary)



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