This page has 10 definitions of year in English and Scots. Year is a noun. Examples of how to use year in a sentence are shown. Also define these 31 related words and terms: solar year, time, Earth, revolution, Sun, day, planet, dwarf planet, small Solar System body, comet, star, period, date, Gregorian calendar, Jewish calendar, Islamic calendar, calendar year, activity, sciences, Julian year, a, level, grade, school, college, lifespan, dog year, pronunciation spelling, here, hear, and year.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /jɪə/
- (General American) enPR: yîr, IPA(key): /jɪɹ/
- (Wales, other regions) IPA(key): /jɜː/
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- Hyphenation: year
- Rhymes: -ɪə(r)
- Rhymes: -ɜː(r) (regional)
year (plural years)
- A solar year, the time it takes the Earth to complete one revolution of the Sun (between 365.24 and 365.26 days depending on the point of reference).
- we moved to this town a year ago; I quit smoking exactly one year ago
Earth definition(1 of 3 Earth definitions)
Sun definition(1 of 6 Sun definitions)
- (by extension) The time it takes for any astronomical object (such as a planet, dwarf planet, small Solar System body, or comet) in direct orbit around a star (such as the Sun) to make one revolution around the star.
- Mars goes around the sun once in a Martian year, or 1.88 Earth years.
Dwarf Planet definitionAny astronomical body which has achieved hydrostatic equilibrium (which is the shape a body of water would take, as opposed to a small Solar System body), orbits the Sun (as opposed to a moon), and has not “cleared its neighbourhood” of competing bodies (as opposed to a classical planet or, in IAU usage, as opposed to a planet).
Star definitionAny small luminous dot appearing in the cloudless portion of the night sky, especially with a fixed location relative to other such dots. (1 of 12 star definitions)
- A period between set dates that mark a year, from January 1 to December 31 by the Gregorian calendar, from Tishiri 1 to Elul 29 by the Jewish calendar, and from Muharram 1 to Dhu al-Hijjah 29 or 30 by the Islamic calendar.
- 2013 July 20, “The attack of the MOOCs”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8845:
- Dotcom mania was slow in coming to higher education, but now it has the venerable industry firmly in its grip. Since the launch early last year of Udacity and Coursera, two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations.
- A normal year has 365 full days, but there are 366 days in a leap year.
- I was born in the year 1950.
- This Chinese year is the year of the Ox.
- A scheduled part of a calendar year spent in a specific activity.
- During this school year I have to get up at 6:30 to catch the bus.
- (sciences) A Julian year, exactly 365.25 days, represented by "a".
Sciences definitionplural of
Julian Year definitionA year in the old Julian calendar that has either 365 or 366 days. (1 of 2 Julian year definitions)
A definitionThe first letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
- A level or grade in school or college.
- Every second-year student must select an area of specialization.
- The exams in year 12 at high school are the most difficult.
School definition(1 of 3 school definitions)
- The proportion of a creature's lifespan equivalent to one year of an average human lifespan (see also dog year).
- Geneticists have created baker's yeast that can live to 800 in yeast years.
Dog Year definitionA period of time in the life of dogs, defined such that the average life expectancy of a dog in "dog years" is numerically equivalent to the average life expectancy of a human. A 4- and a 5-year-old dog are about as mature as a human of 28 to 30 years and 33 to 35 years, respectively. (1 of 2 dog year definitions)
- (one revolution of the Sun by the Earth): sun, twelvemonth
- (time to make one revolution by any body): anomalistic year, Gaussian year, sidereal year, tropical year
- (period between set dates): calendar year, civil year, legal year
- (specific uses): fiscal year, liturgical year, school year
- base year
- calendar year
- civil year
- dog year
- donkey's years
- financial year
- fiscal year
- gap year
- golden years
- last year
- leap year
- legal year
- liturgical year
- lunar year
- mid-year, midyear
- school year
- sidereal year
- solar year
- Sothic year
- sunset years
- tax year
- twilight years
- year of our Lord
- year of our Lord Jesus Christ
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- (Gregorian calendar months) Gregorian calendar month; January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December (Category: en:Gregorian calendar months)
- (Hebrew calendar months) Hebrew calendar month; Tishrei, Cheshvan, Kislev, Tevet, Shevat, Adar, Nisan, Iyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Av, Elul (Category: en:Hebrew calendar months)
- (Islamic calendar months) Islamic calendar month; Muharram, Safar, Rabi I, Rabi II, Jumada I, Jumada II, Rajab, Sha'aban, Ramadan, Shawwal, Dhu al-Qida, Dhu al-Hijjah (Category: en:Islamic months)
- (smaller divisions): see month, week, day, etc.
- (1⁄4-year): quarter, quarterly, season, seasonal
- (1⁄3-year): triannual
- (1⁄2-year): biannual, semiannual, twice-yearly
- (roughly one year): quasi-annual
- (adj.): yearly, annual, per annum
- (2-year): biennium, biennial
- (3-year): triennium, triennial, trieterical
- (4-year): quadrennium, quadrennial
- (5-year): quinquennium, quinquenniad, quintennium, quinquennial, quintennial
- (6-year): sexennium, sexennial
- (7-year): septennium, septennial, septennary, septenniad, septenary, septenarian, septennian, septennual
- (8-year): octennium, octaeteris, octennial, octaeteric
- (9-year): novennium, novennial, enneaeteric, enneatic
- (10-year): decade, decennium, decadal, decennial
- (17-year): septendecennial
- (19-year): enneadecaeteris
- (20-year): vicennium, vicennial
- (30-year): tricennium, tricennial
- (100-year): century, yearhundred, centennial, centenary, centuried
- (200-year): bicentennial, bicentenary
- (300-year): tricentennial, tricentenary tercentennial, tercentenary
- (1000-year): millennium, kiloyear (kyr), yearthousand, millennial
- (3000-year): termillenary
- (10 000-year): decamillennium
- (100 000-year): centimillennium
- (1 000 000-year): megayear (Myr), mega-annum (Ma), millionennium
- (1 000 000 000-year): gigayear (Gyr), gigannum (Ga)
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From Middle English yeer, yere, from Old English ġēr, ġēar (“year”), from Proto-West Germanic *jār, from Proto-Germanic *jērą (“year”), from Proto-Indo-European *yōro-, *yeh₁ro- (“year, spring”), *yeh₁-.
year (plural year)