Definition:Year

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  1. 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).
    We moved to this town a year ago.
    I quit smoking exactly one year ago.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:Context 1) The time it takes for any planetary body to make one revolution around another body.
    Mars goes around the sun once in a Martian year, or 1.88 Earth years.
  3. A period between set dates that mark a year, from January 1 to December 31 by the Gregorian calendar.
    A normal year has 365 full days, but there are 366 days in a leap year.
    I was born in the year 1950.
    This Chinese year is the year of the Rooster.
  4. A scheduled part of a calendar year spent in a specific activity.
    During this school year I have to get up at 6:30 to catch the bus.
  5. A Julian year, exactly 365.25 days, represented by "a".
  6. A level or grade in school or college.
    Every second-year student must select an area of specialization.
    The exams in year 12 at high school are the most difficult.

Synonyms

  • (one revolution of the Sun by the Earth): twelvemonth
  • (time to make one revolution by any body): anomalistic year, Gaussian year, sidereal year, tropical year
  • (period between set dates): calendar year, civil year, legal year

Derived terms

  • calendar year
  • civil year
  • dog year
  • donkey's years
  • fiscal year
  • gap year
  • in the year of our Lord
  • in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ
  • last year
  • leap year
  • legal year
  • next year
  • school year
  • sidereal year
  • the year dot
  • yearbook
  • year by year
  • year-end
  • year-long
  • year of our Lord
  • year of our Lord Jesus Christ
  • -year-old
  • year-round
  • yearling
  • yearly
  • yesteryear

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