New Year

noun

Definition of New Year

1 : the calendar year about to start or recently started
2 a 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

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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