New Year


: the calendar year about to start or recently started
usually New Year's : new year's day
: the first days of a calendar year

Examples of New Year in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The period between Christmas and New Year is particularly popular thanks to Carnival, also known as Sugar Mas, with vibrant celebrations involving steel drums, dancing, and food. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 20 Sep. 2023 Upon closing out their 23-date summer tour, Phish has revealed the dates for their 2023 New Year’s Eve run at Madison Square Garden. Mckinley Franklin, Variety, 19 Sep. 2023 In 2015, the pair made their relationship official as they were spotted kissing in public for the first time at Leonardo DiCaprio's New Year's Eve party in St. Barts, where Justin performed. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 19 Sep. 2023 The Mobile man suspected of killing a man and injuring nine others during New Year’s Eve celebrations downtown was sentenced to 10 years in prison today on federal gun charges in connection with the shooting. William Thornton |, al, 18 Sep. 2023 The festive tables were laden with sustenance symbolizing hopes for a sweet New Year: pomegranates, apples to be dipped in honey. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2023 Every Jewish New Year, even this one during a raging war, thousands of Hasidic pilgrims turn this city in central Ukraine into a mini Jerusalem. Jeffrey Gettleman Daniel Berehulak, New York Times, 17 Sep. 2023 Ethiopian New Year Gala at the Embassy of Ethiopia The Ethiopian Embassy celebrates Enkutatash, the country’s New Year, with an evening of culture and cuisine. Olivia McCormack, Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2023 There were several other run-ins throughout the years, and in 2015, they were seen kissing in public for the first time at Leonardo DiCaprio's New Year's Eve party in St. Barts, where Justin performed. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 14 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of New Year was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“New Year.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition

New Year

: new year's day
also : the first days of the year
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