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midyear

[mid-yeer, -yeer for 1; mid-yeer for 2, 3]
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noun
  1. the middle of the year.
  2. Often midyears. Informal. an examination at the middle of a school year.
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or occurring in midyear: midyear exams.

Origin of midyear

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at mid-, year
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Examples from the Web for midyear

Historical Examples

  • Just before the midyear examinations came a crisis in the growth of their friendship.

    Beatrice Leigh at College

    Julia Augusta Schwartz

  • Midyear, with its burden of examinations, its feverish hopes and fears, came and went.

  • That means, he'll have to wait till the Midyear Feasts, when the Convocation assembles, and he can get his constitution enacted.

    A Slave is a Slave

    Henry Beam Piper

  • The Midyear Feasts approached; each time he returned to the city he found more excitement as preparations went on.

    A Slave is a Slave

    Henry Beam Piper

  • The students attended a ball given three weeks ago during the midyear recess.

    News Writing

    M. Lyle Spencer


British Dictionary definitions for midyear

midyear

noun
    1. the middle of the year
    2. (as modifier)a midyear examination
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