- Also called lunar year.a division of time equal to 12 lunar months.
- Also called astronomical year, equinoctial year, solar year, tropical year.a division of time equal to about 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds, representing the interval between one vernal equinox and the next.
- Also called sidereal year.a division of time equal to the equinoctial year plus 20 minutes, representing the time required for the earth to complete one revolution around the sun, measured with relation to the fixed stars.Compare anomalistic year.
- yeager, chuck,
- year in, year out,
- year of confusion,
- year of grace,
- year zero,
- year's mind
Origin of year
Examples from the Web for multi-year
Pension contributions were set by multi-year collective bargaining agreements with each local.
The Milan researchers are bound by multi-year contracts to enable their work.Stop Green Hill Activists Occupy Research Facility and Release Mice|Barbie Latza Nadeau|April 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
None of which is to suggest that the outcome of this multi-year battle is in any way unimportant.A Crying Toddler Viral Video Reflects Cranky, Exhausting Election|Michelle Cottle|November 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Both describe the transition between check writing and a multi-year involvement as the difference between dating and marriage.Philanthropy in the City: Women Moving Millions Revolutionizes Fundraising|Nina Strochlic|October 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A multi-year sequence of relatively mild droughts, apparently.
We started a multi-year budget system, and we began a system for controlling Federal credit programs.
Word Origin for year
Old English gear (West Saxon), ger (Anglian) "year," from Proto-Germanic *jæram "year" (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German jar, Old Norse ar, Danish aar, Old Frisian ger, Dutch jaar, German Jahr, Gothic jer "year"), from PIE *yer-o-, from root *yer-/*yor- "year, season" (cf. Avestan yare (nominative singular) "year;" Greek hora "year, season, any part of a year," also "any part of a day, hour;" Old Church Slavonic jaru, Bohemian jaro "spring;" Latin hornus "of this year;" Old Persian dušiyaram "famine," literally "bad year"). Probably originally "that which makes [a complete cycle]," and from verbal root *ei- meaning "to do, make."
In addition to the idiom beginning with year
- year in, year out
- all year round
- along in years
- by the day (year)
- donkey's years