new birth

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

New \New\ (n[=u]), a. [Compar. Newer (n[=u]"[~e]r); superl.
   Newest.] [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.
   Announce, Innovate, Neophyte, Novel.]
   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." --Chaucer.
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   2. Not before seen or known, although existing before; lately
      manifested; recently discovered; as, a new metal; a new
      planet; new scenes.
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   3. Newly beginning or recurring; starting anew; now
      commencing; different from what has been; as, a new year;
      a new course or direction.
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   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.
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            Steadfasty purposing to lead a new life. --Bk. of
                                                  Com. Prayer.
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            Men after long emaciating diets, fat, and almost
            new.                                  --Bacon.
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   5. Not of ancient extraction, or of a family of ancient
      descent; not previously known or famous. --Addison.
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   6. Not habituated; not familiar; unaccustomed.
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            New to the plow, unpracticed in the trace. --Pope.
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   7. Fresh from anything; newly come.
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            New from her sickness to that northern air.
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   New birth. See under Birth.

   New Church, or New Jerusalem Church, the church holding
      the doctrines taught by Emanuel Swedenborg. See

   New heart (Theol.), a heart or character changed by the
      power of God, so as to be governed by new and holy

   New land, land cleared and cultivated for the first time.

   New light. (Zool.) See Crappie.

   New moon.
      (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.

   New style. See Style.

   New testament. See under Testament.

   New world, the land of the Western Hemisphere; -- so called
      because not known to the inhabitants of the Eastern
      Hemisphere until recent times.
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   Syn: Novel; recent; fresh; modern. See Novel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Birth \Birth\ (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.
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   2. Lineage; extraction; descent; sometimes, high birth; noble
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            Elected without reference to birth, but solely for
            qualifications.                       --Prescott.
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   3. The condition to which a person is born; natural state or
      position; inherited disposition or tendency.
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            A foe by birth to Troy's unhappy name. --Dryden.
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   4. The act of bringing forth; as, she had two children at a
      birth. "At her next birth." --Milton.
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   5. That which is born; that which is produced, whether animal
      or vegetable.
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            Poets are far rarer births than kings. --B. Jonson.
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            Others hatch their eggs and tend the birth till it
            is able to shift for itself.          --Addison.
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   6. Origin; beginning; as, the birth of an empire.
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   New birth (Theol.), regeneration, or the commencement of a
      religious life.
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   Syn: Parentage; extraction; lineage; race; family.
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