Meaning of NEW YEAR in English



Etymology: Middle English newe yere


a. often capitalized N&Y

(1) : the calendar year following the current Gregorian year ; also : the Gregorian calendar year just begun

(2) : the year following the current year in any calendar

b. usually capitalized N&Y : new year's day ; also : New Year's Day and succeeding days at the beginning of the new year

2. usually capitalized N&Y : the first day and traditionally also the second day of Tishri, the first month of the Jewish civil year — called also Rosh Hashanah

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