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Definition of "year" [year]

  • The period of time during which Earth completes a single revolution around the sun, consisting of 365 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes, and 12 seconds of mean solar time. In the Gregorian calendar the year begins on January 1 and ends on December 31 and is divided into 12 months, 52 weeks, and 365 or 366 days. Also called calendar year. (noun)
  • A period approximately equal to a year in other calendars. (noun)
  • A period of approximately the duration of a calendar year: We were married a year ago. (noun)
  • A sidereal year. (noun)
  • A solar year. (noun)
  • The period of time, the calendar year, containing 365 days or in a leap year 366 days. It is based on the Gregorian calendar, being divided into 12 calendar months, and is reckoned from January 1 to December 31 (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A period of twelve months from any specified date, such as one based on the four seasons (noun)
  • A specific period of time, usually occupying a definite part or parts of a twelve-month period, used for some particular activity (noun)
  • The period of time, the solar year, during which the earth makes one revolution around the sun, measured between two successive vernal equinoxes: equal to 365.242 19 days (noun)
  • The period of time, the sidereal year, during which the earth makes one revolution around the sun, measured between two successive conjunctions of a particular distant star: equal to 365.256 36 days (noun)
  • The period of time, the lunar year, containing 12 lunar months and equal to 354.3671 days (noun)
  • The period of time taken by a specified planet to complete one revolution around the sun (noun)
  • Age, esp old age (noun)
  • Time (noun)
  • A long time (noun)
  • A group of pupils or students, who are taught or study together, divided into classes at school (noun)

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Use "year" in a sentence
  • "'The beginning of a new year (not to mention a new decade) is a popular time for resolutions and \ "best of the year\" recaps, but it\'s also the beginning of the annual awards season."
  • "• Pair had won Irish Derby and other major races this year• Goldikova to stay in training next year, owners say"
  • "GM asked to recall 2000-01 model year after trunk deathsKids and Cars has asked General Motors recall 2000-01 model year  sedans after two children perish in locked trunk."