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New Year

noun
     
Related topics: Chronology
New Year , new year [uncountable]
1TMC also the New Year the time when people celebrate the beginning of a new year:
We're going to spend Christmas and the New Year with my parents.
The business will be closed over New Year.
Happy New Year (=used as a greeting)
Our neighbours invited us round to see in the new year (=celebrate the beginning of the year).
2

the new year

TMC the first few weeks of the year:
Prices are expected to go up in the new year.

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