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Definition: New birth
(n[=u]), a. [Compar. Newer
.] [OE. OE. newe, AS. niwe, neowe; akin to D. nieuw,
OS. niwi, OHG. niuwi, G. neu, Icel. n[=y]r, Dan. & Sw. ny,
Goth. niujis, Lith. naujas, Russ. novuii, Ir. nua, nuadh,
Gael. nuadh, W. newydd, Armor. nevez, L. novus, Gr. ne`os,
Skr. nava, and prob. to E. now. [root]263. See Now
, and cf.
1. Having existed, or having been made, but a short time;
having originated or occured lately; having recently come
into existence, or into one's possession; not early or
long in being; of late origin; recent; fresh; modern; --
opposed to old
, as, a new coat; a new house; a new book;
a new fashion. “Your new wife.”
2. Not before seen or known, although existing before; lately
manifested; recently discovered; as, a new metal; a new
planet; new scenes.
3. Newly beginning or recurring; starting anew; now
commencing; different from what has been; as, a new year;
a new course or direction.
4. As if lately begun or made; having the state or quality of
original freshness; also, changed for the better;
renovated; unworn; untried; unspent; as, rest and travel
made him a new man.
Steadfasty purposing to lead a new life. --Bk. of
Men after long emaciating diets, fat, and almost
5. Not of ancient extraction, or of a family of ancient
descent; not previously known or famous. --Addison.
6. Not habituated; not familiar; unaccustomed.
New to the plow, unpracticed in the trace. --Pope.
7. Fresh from anything; newly come.
New from her sickness to that northern air.
. See under Birth
, or New Jerusalem Church
, the church holding
the doctrines taught by Emanuel Swedenborg. See
(Theol.), a heart or character changed by the
power of God, so as to be governed by new and holy
, land cleared and cultivated for the first time.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Crappie
(a) The moon in its first quarter, or when it first
appears after being invisible.
(b) The day when the new moon is first seen; the first day
of the lunar month, which was a holy day among the
Jews. --2 Kings iv. 23.
New Red Sandstone
(Geol.), an old name for the formation
immediately above the coal measures or strata, now divided
into the Permian and Trias. See Sandstone
. See Style
. See under Testament
, the land of the Western Hemisphere; -- so called
because not known to the inhabitants of the Eastern
Hemisphere until recent times.
Syn: Novel; recent; fresh; modern. See Novel
(b[~e]rth), n. [OE. burth, birth, AS. beor[eth],
gebyrd, fr. beran to bear, bring forth; akin to D. geboorte,
OHG. burt, giburt, G. geburt, Icel. bur[eth]r, Skr. bhrti
bearing, supporting; cf. Ir. & Gael. beirthe born, brought
forth. [root]92. See 1st Bear
, and cf. Berth
1. The act or fact of coming into life, or of being born; --
generally applied to human beings; as, the birth of a son.
2. Lineage; extraction; descent; sometimes, high birth; noble
Elected without reference to birth, but solely for
3. The condition to which a person is born; natural state or
position; inherited disposition or tendency.
A foe by birth to Troy's unhappy name. --Dryden.
4. The act of bringing forth; as, she had two children at a
birth. “At her next birth.”
5. That which is born; that which is produced, whether animal
Poets are far rarer births than kings. --B. Jonson.
Others hatch their eggs and tend the birth till it
is able to shift for itself. --Addison.
6. Origin; beginning; as, the birth of an empire.
(Theol.), regeneration, or the commencement of a
Syn: Parentage; extraction; lineage; race; family.