new year

  1. the year approaching or newly begun.

  1. (initial capital letters) the first day or few days of a year in any of various calendars.

Origin of new year

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200

Words Nearby new year Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use new year in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for New Year

New Year

  1. the first day or days of the year in various calendars, usually celebrated as a holiday

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