Definitions

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  • n. The first few days of a calendar year.
  • n. In particular, January 1 in the Julian and Gregorian calendar and the days following.

Etymologies

new + year (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Saint Lucy's day is 12/13, the solstice is 12/21, Christmas is 12/25, and the New Year is a week later.

    lulu lumens

  • This is why the New Year is the occasion for "purifications," for the expulsion of sins, of demons, or merely of a scapegoat.

    Meditation: In illo tempore

  • Passover to New Year, that is all during the summer, no man can go out of his house because of the sun, for the heat in that country is intense, and from the third hour of the day onward, everybody remains in his house till the evening.

    The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela

  • In China, the New Year is a time for family reunions.

    infoplease - Daily Almanac

  • In Tajik language Navruz means “New Day” and the 21st of March is also a kind of New Year eve.

    Tajikistan: Politicized Navruz

  • Now, THAT's the kind of New Year's celebration that we like!

    New Year, New Hope, New Joy

  • JORGE CRUISE, "THE 12-SECOND SEQUENCE": When you start off any kind of New Year's resolution to exercise, to be realistic.

    CNN Transcript Jan 26, 2008

  • I almost forgot about what kind of New Year's debauchery has gone down year after year in and around "The Bonnie," and it actually made downtown look like a postcard, not like the 9-to-5-only-alive, otherwise neglected, drug-addict inhabited place that it is.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Here we find sixty hymns on the Christian Year and nearly as many on the Church and its ordinances; but by far the greatest number of the titles are such as New Year, Spring,

    The Hymns of Wesley and Watts: Five Papers

  • A full moon shines in the early morning sky. reminded me that this New Year's Eve just past was unusual: the kind of New Year's we see once in a blue moon.

    Blog d'Elisson

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