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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/New%20Year. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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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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