Definition of New Year's Eve in English:

New Year's Eve

noun

  • 1The last day of the year; in the modern Western calendar, December 31.

    • ‘There are an awful lot of things that must be done before the New Year's Eve.’
    • ‘Six months later, on New Year's Eve, 1990, Rowling's mother died of respiratory failure.’
    • ‘He wanted Kate to come for Christmas Day and New Year's Eve, and for six weeks in the summer.’
    • ‘By New Year's Eve, hopefully the Bulgarian troops in Iraq would return, the minister said.’
    • ‘On New Year's Eve, she will have a big dinner with other members of her extended family.’
    • ‘Nowadays New Year's Eve has become a time to reflect on the year's events, and look forward to the coming year.’
    • ‘On New Year's Eve, he helped on the shop floor to cover for workers absent through illness.’
    • ‘Pope John Paul II ended the year with a traditional New Year's Eve homily.’
    • ‘On New Year's Eve, we were just coming out of the coffee shop en route for the gala dinner when this Austrian woman appeared.’
    • ‘On New Year's Eve, normal buses stop running around 7pm and trains at around 8pm.’
    • ‘It was so disastrous that everyone thought the New Year's Eve crash was happening all over again.’
    • ‘Every prisoner was allowed to call his family on New Year's Eve on February 11.’
    • ‘It put a dampener on their New Year's Eve but, for those who were picked, it meant it was more special.’
    • ‘I got paralytic for the first time in my life the New Year's Eve before last.’
    • ‘The main public television network ARD converted its New Year's Eve variety show into a donation marathon.’
    • ‘On the night of the 2000 New Year's Eve he invited children with cancer to his house to watch the fireworks.’
    • ‘It'd only be over Christmas when I was fostered, from 24th December to New Year's Eve.’
    • ‘I was inspired to write another entry and tell you what my New Year's Eve 2000 was like.’
    • ‘Just New Year's Eve to get through and I'm done for the festive bloody season.’
    • ‘On New Year's Eve Andrew and I set out on a long walk up to the Odin Valley.’
    1. 1.1The evening of the last day of the year, typically marked with a celebration.
      • ‘PSG announced on Friday that the players are to have a New Year's Eve party to cement team spirit after a troubled start to the season.’
      • ‘The Sydney audience for the New Year's Eve crackers easily surpassed the news broadcasts by Nine in the week.’
      • ‘Colin Lingle is waiting until the last possible second to make his New Year's Eve plans.’
      • ‘Players and staff also missed out on some of the New Year's Eve revelries as they kept themselves fresh for what would have been a vital clash.’
      • ‘The final straw came when the captain forgot to give the countdown to midnight at the New Year's Eve, making a damp squib of the party.’
      • ‘She recalls winning a race in Galway on a New Year's Eve at midnight with particular fondness.’
      • ‘He wasn't as dressed up as at the New Year's Eve party but he did look rather hot.’
      • ‘Being New Year's Eve, many students were either at home or out celebrating.’
      • ‘Unlike New Year's Eve, I did not manage to lose any expensive personal items.’
      • ‘A friend of mine had his son visiting him, and we were having a New Year's Eve party.’
      • ‘She hadn't smiled since before the New Year's Eve party still, for she had no reason to.’
      • ‘This New Year's Eve, Natasha Kaplinsky will host the run-up to midnight, and into 2005.’
      • ‘In the rest of the region police said it was relatively quiet for a New Year's Eve with no major incidents.’
      • ‘When New Year's Eve came, she got ready, and her dad went over to Danny's and Jenna's.’
      • ‘He had turned on the radio and Guy Lombardo was on with a New Year's Eve broadcast.’
      • ‘They would be lured down by scheduled plans for the bicentennial party on New Year's Eve.’
      • ‘Ministers decided to extend drinking hours on New Year's Eve permanently following two years of successful trials.’
      • ‘With the Christmas tinsel tarnished, the New Year's Eve hangover just a memory, thoughts are turning to summer.’
      • ‘And it was only after befriending the children that he met their mother, Sylvia, at a New Year's Eve party.’
      • ‘On New Year's Eve, dozens of disappointed revellers were also plunged into darkness because of the fault.’