Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

new year - definition and synonyms

Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun [countable] [usually singular] new year pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
Close
singularnew year
pluralnew years

or New Year new year pronunciation in British English

  1. the time around the beginning of a new year, when people celebrate
    We had a very quiet new year.
    She’s visiting them some time in the new year.
    Happy New Year: Everyone kissed and wished each other a Happy New Year.

Open Dictionary

troll factory

a company that pays pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog