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- n. A legal holiday in many countries to welcome the New Year of the Gregorian calendar on January 1.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- the first day of a calendar year; the first day of January. Often colloquially abbreviated to New year's or new year.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the first day of the year
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I am going to do one sensible thing, however, viz. to rush down to Llanberis with Busk between Christmas Day and New Year's Day and get my lungs full of hill-air for the coming session.
Mongol tribes pay their visits to the Chinese court at New Year by roster, a cycle of three years completing the roster, and those who do not go to court are required to attend at the local Jassak's residence on New Year's Day in full court dress and perform the proper obeisances in the direction of Peking.
New Year's calls were then the custom, and more than three hundred men paid their respects to Mr. and Mrs. Botta on the New Year's Day I spent with them.
The opening scene, “the large mean airy chamber,” where Pippa, the little silk-winder from the mills at Asolo, springs from bed, on her New Year's Day festa, and soliloquises as she dresses, is as true as it is lovely when viewed through the rainbow glow of the poetic atmosphere: but how could it succeed on the stage?
The tragedian's house, whither he went at week-ends and on holidays, was at Elstree, a short distance to the northward of Hampstead: and there he invited Browning, among other friends, to come on the last day of December and spend New Year's Day
There were, however, some delays in bringing the three together, and on the New Year's Day of 1861, the designate writes to Bishop Abraham: 'I dare say the want of any positive certainty as to the time of the Consecration is a good discipline for me.
On New Year's Day 1943 it was promulgated that nobody was allowed to board an aircraft, for whatever purpose — even unloading and ground servicing — without a written permit from the 6th Army Chief of Staff.
[Page 122] new dresses for New Year's Day were not stolen, so these ladies took their misfortune lightly – but unforgettably dreadful is a nude form.