school year

  1. the months of the year during which school is open and attendance at school is required.

Origin of school year

First recorded in 1855–60

Words Nearby school year Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use school year in a sentence

  • I plan to put both of you on the firing-line next school-year.

    Polly in New York | Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • And this is one out of the school-year's two hundred and sixteen days--all of which will be like this, or worse.

    Bits About Home Matters | Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Immediately after Easter the real excitement of the school-year began.

    A World of Girls | L. T. Meade
  • We do not know definitely that there was any fixed length for the school-year.

    The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
  • The children were delighted to be back in Sunday-school and to begin their school-year.

British Dictionary definitions for school year

school year

  1. a twelve-month period, (in Britain) usually starting in late summer and continuing for three terms until the following summer, during which pupils remain in the same class

  2. the time during this period when the school is open

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