from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to, or suitable for, the commencement of the year.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The year approaching or newly begun: as, it is common to make good resolutions for the New-year.
- n. New-Year's day; the first day of the year.
- n. A congratulation or good wish for the coming year.
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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.
But recent history tells us that a big new-year signing carries another major risk: A colossal waste of money.
"The predicted flood of new-year new issue corporate bonds is arriving on schedule," said Jim Vogel , a financial analyst at FTN.
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 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.
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.
But the mining rally looks like new-year high spirits—juiced with a little punch from the Federal Reserve—that are likely to fade.
If that doesn't happen, Billabong could end up in the new-year sales bin.
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.