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Definitions of year

  1. a body of students who graduate together; " the class of '97"; " she was in my year at Hoehandle High"
  2. a period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity; " a school year"
  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).
  4. The time in which any planet completes a revolution about the sun; as, the year of Jupiter or of Saturn.
  5. Age, or old age; as, a man in years.
  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.
  7. The time the earth takes to go round the sun: 365 1/ 4 days or 12 months:- pl. age or old age.
  8. Time in which the earth goes round the sun; 12 months or 365 days.
  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.
  10. Any period of 12 months.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.

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
  3. But a year after! – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  4. Can you wait, can I wait a year? – The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green
  5. Le's see what we can do this year. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  6. Next year Sharley is to 'come out. – My New Home by Mary Louisa Molesworth
  7. He died about thirty year ago. – "I Conquered" by Harold Titus
  8. You will be married some time next year. – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  9. My mother left me twenty thousand a year; and- you know what we've had from him. – The Scarlet Feather by Houghton Townley
  10. " I send one, at least, every year. – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  11. Good- night- Happy New Year again. – A Minstrel In France by Harry Lauder
  12. A year ago you were a child. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. I've done so much to it this last year, perhaps she won't like it. – Quit Your Worrying! by George Wharton James
  14. She wouldn't mind that for about a year, with nice people, would she? – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce
  15. Not at this time of the year, miss. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  16. Next year, when I'm on my way back, I'll stop, and we'll talk it over again. – The Biography of a Prairie Girl by Eleanor Gates
  17. There's nothing to see, though, at this time of year. – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins
  18. You'll be a rich man in another year or two. – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  19. It's only that she has got into a wrong way of thinking this year. – Molly Brown's Senior Days by Nell Speed
  20. Next year Miss Vancourt will still be Miss Vancourt! – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
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