school year

Origin of school year

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for school year

Historical Examples of school year

  • 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.

  • In a large class this may occupy the entire time in the school-year.

  • The last term of the school-year is made of decades, not of weeks, and living through them is like waiting for the millennium.


    Booth Tarkington

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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