New Year

noun

Definition of New Year

  1. 1 :  the calendar year about to start or recently started

  2. 2a usually New Year's :  new year's dayb :  the first days of a calendar year

  3. 3 :  rosh hashanah

First Known Use of new year

13th century


NEW YEAR Defined for English Language Learners

New Year

noun

Definition of New Year for English Language Learners

  • : the first day of the year celebrated as a holiday

  • : the year that is about to start or that has just started



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