continuing, active, operating, etc., throughout the year: a year-round vacation spot.

Origin of year-round

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Radio communication, vehicle driving, marksmanship, and many other subjects are sponsored at year-round classes in local areas.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

  • This involved raising several crops and a year-round effort of cultivation.

    Frying Pan Farm

    Elizabeth Brown Pryor

  • Never once did they think of themselves and their indiscriminate, year-round slaughter as the "plague."

    Double Challenge

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • More and more people learned the delightful sport of turning an abandoned farm into a year-round country estate.

    The Joyful Heart

    Robert Haven Schauffler

  • In lowlands, it is occasionally found in year-round swamps with cypress, and in the hills on dry slopes with oaks and hickories.

    Forest Trees of Illinois

    Fuller George D.

British Dictionary definitions for year-round



open, in use, operating, etc, throughout the year
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