New Year

noun

Definition of New Year 

1 : the calendar year about to start or recently started

2a usually New Year's : new year's day

b : the first days of a calendar year

First Known Use of New Year

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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New Year

noun

English Language Learners Definition of New Year

: 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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