- the year approaching or newly begun.
- New Year's Day.
- (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
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Examples from the Web for new year
Mamma liked it so much that New-Year's she took it for my cousins.
"There is my New-Year present to you, Annie," he said, as he began to open it.Evenings at Donaldson Manor
Maria J. McIntosh
You saw me but once, and on New-Year's Day too, among so many.Anne
Constance Fenimore Woolson
"Well, New-Year's calling particularly," explained the lady.The Idiot at Home
John Kendrick Bangs
Tell me, mamma, do naughty children have presents at New-Year's?
- the first day or days of the year in various calendars, usually celebrated as a holiday
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