Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “New Year”

New Year

noun [C usually singular] (also new year)    
the beginning of the year that is about to begin or has just begun : I'm spending New Year (= the first days of the new year ) in Scotland with my parents . We'll have to wait until the new year before we can make any definite plans . Best wishes for Christmas and a Happy New Year .Years and yearly
(Definition of New Year noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of New Year

Definitions of “New Year” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cookery

the skill or activity of preparing and cooking food

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More