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Meaning of “New Year's Day” in the English Dictionary

"New Year's Day" in British English

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New Year's Daynoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌnjuːˌjɪəzˈdeɪ/  us   /ˌnuːˌjɪrz-/ (US also New Year's)
the first ​day of the ​year, a ​publicholiday in many ​countries

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  • We are having a ​party on New Year's Day.
  • I have to ​travel to London on New Year's Day.
(Definition of New Year's Day from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"New Year's Day" in American English

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New Year's Daynoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈnu ˌyɪərz ˈdeɪ/
the first day of the ​year, which is a ​publicholiday in many ​countries
(Definition of New Year's Day from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “New Year's Day”
in Chinese (Simplified) 元旦…
in Turkish Yılbaşı…
in Russian день Нового года…
in Chinese (Traditional) 元旦…
in Polish Nowy Rok…
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