from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The year approaching or newly begun: as, it is common to make good resolutions for the New-year.
- noun New-Year's day; the first day of the year.
- noun A congratulation or good wish for the coming year.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of or pertaining to, or suitable for, the commencement of the year.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
In Singapore, a typical new-year feast kicks off with yu sheng , a plate of raw fish and shredded raw vegetables that's topped with crushed peanuts or cashews.
Also on the menu is a rich dish of pig's trotters braised with a fine moss called fat choy , which is a new-year symbol for prosperity.
But economists were quick to cautioned against reading too much into the new-year bounce, stressing that households remained under severe strain and businesses faced continued uncertainties, particularly around the eurozone debt crisis.
If that doesn't happen, Billabong could end up in the new-year sales bin.
A surprise leap in new US jobs and much stronger than expected news from Britain's dominant services sector have bolstered hopes of a new-year rebound on both sides of the Atlantic.
Supermarkets traditionally invest in new-year promotions, and in January Tesco pledged £340 million of price cuts, while Morrisons promised to cut weekly shopping bills by £40 a week and Sainsbury announced savings of £300 million.
But recent history tells us that a big new-year signing carries another major risk: A colossal waste of money.
These popular films — a unique Hong Kong genre for the new-year holiday — have a simple formula: an all-star cast, madcap antics, music and a happy ending.
"The predicted flood of new-year new issue corporate bonds is arriving on schedule," said Jim Vogel , a financial analyst at FTN.
But the mining rally looks like new-year high spirits—juiced with a little punch from the Federal Reserve—that are likely to fade.