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.

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