- 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.
Origin of year
Examples from the Web for year
However, more than 20 players on the ballot this year were probably worthy of being enshrined in Cooperstown.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame|Ben Jacobs|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The influential al Qaeda propagandist, who was born in New Mexico, died in a U.S. drone strike later that year.
A lot of people ring in the New Year with vows to lose weight and exercise.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Elsewhere, courts throughout the country have placed limits on speech this year.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In 2014 only a tenth as many tourists came as had come the year before.
House-rent is recorded at the rate of thirty dollars a year.Quaker Hill|Warren H. Wilson
Many of them had resided here for more than a year, and had never been seen intoxicated before.The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52|Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
I heard of the parrots a year or two later as giving lessons in Italian to an English maid.Essays on Life, Art and Science|Samuel Butler
He drifted to Belleville, Illinois, about 1826, and was followed a year later by his parents.
But who was to dream that he would arrange to leave it at such an unearthly time of the morning at this dark season of the year?The Hand of Ethelberta|Thomas Hardy
British Dictionary definitions for year
Word Origin for year
Word Origin and History 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."
Idioms and Phrases with year
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