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Meaning of “New Year” in the English Dictionary

"New Year" in British English

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New Yearnoun [C usually singular]

(also new year) uk   us  
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 ​definiteplans. Best ​wishes for ​Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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

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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)
Translations of “New Year”
in Arabic رأس السنة…
in Korean 새해…
in Portuguese Ano-Novo…
in Catalan Any Nou…
in Japanese 新年…
in Chinese (Simplified) 新年…
in Turkish yeni yıl…
in Russian Новый год…
in Chinese (Traditional) 新年…
in Italian l’Anno Nuovo…
in Polish Nowy Rok…
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