Meaning of “New Year” in the English Dictionary

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"New Year" in British English

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New Yearnoun [ C usually singular ]

also new year uk /ˌnjuː ˈjɪər/ us /ˌnuː ˈjɪr/

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.

More examples

  • We celebrated New Year with friends.
  • I'm going to start yoga again in the new year.
  • The building work will happen in the new year.

(Definition of “New Year” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"New Year" in American English

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New Yearnoun [ C usually sing ]

us /ˈnu ˈyɪər/

the beginning of the year that is about to begin or has just begun

(Definition of “New Year” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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