- IPA[ˌnjuː ˈjɪə]
- the calendar year just begun or about to begin；the first few days or weeks of a year
noun: new year, plural noun: new years
- 1. the calendar year just begun or about to begin Happy New Year!
- ▪ the first few days or weeks of a year the band is playing at Wembley in the new year
- ▪ the period immediately before and after 31 December the facilities are closed over Christmas and New Year
- ▪ New Year's Eve or New Year's Day I spent New Year's alone