Definition of Year

1. Noun. A period of time containing 365 (or 366) days. "In the year 1920"


2. Noun. A period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity. "A school year"
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Specialized synonyms: Academic Year, School Year

3. Noun. The period of time that it takes for a planet (as, e.g., Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun. "A Martian year takes 687 of our days"

4. Noun. A body of students who graduate together. "She was in my year at Hoehandle High"
Exact synonyms: Class
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering
Specialized synonyms: Graduating Class, Senior Class, Junior Class, Sophomore Class, Freshman Class

Definition of Year

1. n. The time of the apparent revolution of the sun trough the ecliptic; the period occupied by the earth in making its revolution around the sun, called the astronomical year; also, a period more or less nearly agreeing with this, adopted by various nations as a measure of time, and called the civil year; as, the common lunar year of 354 days, still in use among the Mohammedans; the year of 360 days, etc. In common usage, the year consists of 365 days, and every fourth year (called bissextile, or leap year) of 366 days, a day being added to February on that year, on account of the excess above 365 days (see Bissextile).

2. n. The time of the apparent revolution of the sun trough the ecliptic; the period occupied by the earth in making its revolution around the sun, called the astronomical year; also, a period more or less nearly agreeing with this, adopted by various nations as a measure of time, and called the civil year; as, the common lunar year of 354 days, still in use among the Mohammedans; the year of 360 days, etc. In common usage, the year consists of 365 days, and every fourth year (called bissextile, or leap year) of 366 days, a day being added to February on that year, on account of the excess above 365 days (see Bissextile).

Definition of Year

1. Noun. The time it takes the Earth to complete one revolution of the Sun (between 365.24 and 365.26 days depending on the point of reference). ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) The time it takes for any planetary body to make one revolution around another body. ¹

3. Noun. A period between set dates that mark a year, from January 1 to December 31 by the Gregorian calendar. ¹

4. Noun. A scheduled part of a calendar year spent in a specific activity. ¹

5. Noun. (sciences) A Julian year, exactly 365.25 days, represented by "a". ¹

6. Noun. A level or grade in school or college. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Year

1. a period of time consisting of 365 or 366 days [n -S]

Medical Definition of Year

1. 1. The time of the apparent revolution of the sun trough the ecliptic; the period occupied by the earth in making its revolution around the sun, called the astronomical year; also, a period more or less nearly agreeing with this, adopted by various nations as a measure of time, and called the civil year; as, the common lunar year of 354 days, still in use among the Mohammedans; the year of 360 days, etc. In common usage, the year consists of 365 days, and every fourth year (called bissextile, or leap year) of 366 days, a day being added to February on that year, on account of the excess above 365 days (see Bissextile). "Of twenty year of age he was, I guess." (Chaucer) The civil, or legal, year, in England, formerly commenced on the 25th of March. This practice continued throughout the British dominions till the year 1752. 2. The time in which any planet completes a revolution about the sun; as, the year of Jupiter or of Saturn. 3. Age, or old age; as, a man in years. Anomalistic year, the time of the earth's revolution from perihelion to perihelion again, which is 365 days, 6 hours, 13 minutes, and 48 seconds. A year's mind, a time to be allowed for an act or an event, in order that an entire year might be secured beyond all question. Year of grace, any year of the Christian era; Anno Domini; A. D. Or a. D. Origin: OE. Yer, yeer, yer, AS. Gear; akin to OFries. Ir, gr, D. Jaar, OHG. Jar, G. Jahr, Icel. Ar, Dan. Aar, Sw. Ar, Goth. Jr, Gr. A season of the year, springtime, a part of the day, an hour, a year, Zend yare year. Cf. Hour, Yore. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Year

yealdons
yealing
yealings
yeallow
yealm
yealmed
yealming
yealms
yean
yeaned
yeaning
yeanling
yeanlings
yeans
yeap
year-around
year-book
year-end
year-end countdown
year-end countdowns
year-long
year-on-year
year-over-year
year-round
year-to-date
year-to-year
year 2000 problem
year 2000 problems
year dot

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