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Definitions of year

  1. Age or old age. The lunar year, the space of twelve lunar months. The bissextile, or leap-year, a year occurring every fourth year of 366 days, when February has 29 days, instead of 28. The Sabbatic year, among the Israelites, every seventh year, when their land was suffered to lie untilled. The great year, the time in which the fixed stars make a revolution. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. a period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity; "a school year" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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). Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The time in which any planet completes a revolution about the sun; as, the year of Jupiter or of Saturn. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Age, or old age; as, a man in years. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The period during which the earth makes one complete rovolution or journey round the sun, a period of 365¼ days, or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45.51 seconds; the calendar year, or a period of 365 days (in leap year 366 days) beginning january i; colloquially, a very long time. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The time the earth takes to go round the sun: 365 1/4 days or 12 months:-pl. age or old age. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Time in which the earth goes round the sun; 12 months or 365 days. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The period of time in which the earth completes a revolution around the sun; about 365 days, used as a unit of time, and divided into 12 months. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Any period of 12 months. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The period of time, determined by astronomical observations, in which the sun moves through the twelve signs of the ecliptic, or whole circle, and returns to the same point; the so-called tropical or solar year, which comprehends twelve calendar months, or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 49 7-10ths seconds; the time in which any planet completes a revolution; the great year, see Infra. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The period of time determined by one revolution of the earth round the sun, which it accomplishes in about 365 1/4 days; the period commencing on 1st January, and ending 31st December. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for year

  1. " I called at her father's home but little more than a year since. – The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  2. Oh, long ago - long ago; - I don't know, - a year or two. – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
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