Antonyms for newer

Grammar : Adj
Spell : noo, nyoo
Phonetic Transcription : nu, nyu

Definition of newer

Origin :
  • Old English neowe, niowe, earlier niwe "new, fresh, recent, novel, unheard-of, different from the old; untried, inexperienced," from Proto-Germanic *newjaz (cf. Old Saxon niuwi, Old Frisian nie, Middle Dutch nieuwe, Dutch nieuw, Old High German niuwl, German neu, Danish and Swedish ny, Gothic niujis "new"), from PIE *newo- "new" (cf. Sanskrit navah, Persian nau, Hittite newash, Greek neos, Lithuanian naujas, Old Church Slavonic novu, Russian novyi, Latin novus, Old Irish nue, Welsh newydd "new").
  • The adverb is Old English niwe, from the adjective. New math in reference to a system of teaching mathematics based on investigation and discovery is from 1958. New World (adj.) to designate phenomena of the Western Hemisphere first attested 1823, in Lord Byron; the noun phrase is recorded from 1550s. New Deal in the FDR sense attested by 1932. New school in reference to the more advanced or liberal faction of something is from 1806. New Left (1960) was a coinage of U.S. political sociologist C. Wright Mills (1916-1962). New light in reference to religions is from 1640s. New frontier, in U.S. politics, "reform and social betterment," is from 1934 but associated with John F. Kennedy's use of it in 1960.
  • adj recent, fresh
  • adj additional
  • adj modernized, restored
Example sentences :
  • The room was a reproduction of her own bedroom at home, only newer and more luxurious.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • The place was far up in the newer part of the American quarter.
  • Extract from : « Dr. Sevier » by George W. Cable
  • The second cube came back unchanged, except that it was newer, shinier.
  • Extract from : « Hall of Mirrors » by Fredric Brown
  • The time had been when grandmother, newer to life, would have asked, "Why?"
  • Extract from : « The Prisoner » by Alice Brown
  • As for the newer worlds of Australia and America, they did not possess for me much charm.
  • Extract from : « A Day's Ride » by Charles James Lever
  • The desire to try his fortunes in a newer country had taken possession of him.
  • Extract from : « The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln » by Wayne Whipple
  • She opened the door proudly—his words had taught her a newer dignity.
  • Extract from : « Tess of the Storm Country » by Grace Miller White
  • The burned stables had been rebuilt upon a newer and better plan.
  • Extract from : « Red Cap Tales » by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • It matches the other, newer buildings only because they were built to suit its style.
  • Extract from : « Elsie Marley, Honey » by Joslyn Gray
  • The newer American emigrant came for land and secured it outside.
  • Extract from : « A Little Girl in Old Detroit » by Amanda Minnie Douglas

Synonyms for newer

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