Learner's definition of NEW YEAR
or chiefly US
the first day of the year celebrated as a holiday
the year that is about to start or that has just started
— usually used with the
They will welcome/greet the New Year with festivities.
It's sure to be the best film of the new year.
We stayed up past midnight on New Year's Eve to see the new year in. [=to see the beginning of the new year]
the Chinese New Year [=the new year according to the Chinese calendar]
the Jewish New Year [=Rosh Hashanah]