Year

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).

    "we moved to this town a year ago;"

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

    "I was born in the year 1950."

  • (sciences) A Julian year, exactly 365.25 days, represented by "a".
  • The proportion of a creature's lifespan equivalent to one year of an average human lifespan (see also dog year).

    "Geneticists have created baker's yeast that can live to 800 in yeast years."

  • 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."

  • 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."

  • A level or grade in school or college.

    "The exams in year 12 at high school are the most difficult."

  • (by extension) 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."

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

    "This Chinese year is the year of the Rooster."

  • A level or grade in school or college.

    "Every second-year student must select an area of specialization."

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