Definition of Great year

1. Noun. Time required for one complete cycle of the precession of the equinoxes, about 25,800 years.

Exact synonyms: Platonic Year
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period

Definition of Great year

1. Noun. (astronomy historical) One complete precession of the equinox, approximately 25,765 years. ¹

2. Noun. (astronomy historical) Any real or imagined cycle with astronomical or astrological significance. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Great Year

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great tinamou
great tinamous
great tit
great toe
great uncle
great uncles
great unwashed
great vein of Galen
great vessels
great white heron
great white hope
great white shark
great white sharks
great year (current term)
great yellow gentian
great yellowcress
greater alar cartilage
greater alar cartilages
greater argentine

Literary usage of Great year

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1. Mark Twain: A Biography : the Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne by Albert Bigelow Paine (1912)
"... CLVII MINOR MATTERS OF A great year THE Grant episode, so important in all its phases, naturally overshadowed other events of 1885. ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1829)
"This calculation agrees with the explanation of Scaliger, who considers tin- great year of the Chaldees as the product of the ..."

3. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"That on the front of noon was as a flame In the great year nigh twenty years agone When all the heavens of Europe shook and shone With stormy wind and ..."

4. The Peace Conference Day by Day: A Presidential Pilgrimage Leading to the by Charles Thaddeus Thompson (1920)
"... CHAPTER VIII THE great year: 1919 /are. 1. This is the opening of an eventful year, perhaps the most eventful in the history of America and of Europe's ..."

5. Social life of the Chinese: With Some Account of Their Religious by Justus Doolittle (1866)
"... to the great year.—" Seeing in the Dark." Four Superstitions for the Benefit of destitute and unfortunate Spirits. THE Chinese seem to cherish kind and ..."

6. A History of Taxation and Taxes in England from the Earliest Times to the by Stephen Dowell (1888)
"New tax on offices. Our successes in America and India. The great year, 1759. Enormous expenditure. Legge's proposed tax on shops. Proposed tax on sugar. ..."

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