- ( RP ) IPA: /jiə/, /jɜː/, X-SAMPA: /ji@/, /j3:/
- ( US ) enPR: yîr, IPA: /jiɹ/, X-SAMPA: /jir/
- Rhymes: -ɪə( r )
- 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 ) .
- ( by extension ) The time it takes for any planetary body to make one revolution around another body .
- A period between set dates that mark a year, from January 1 to December 31 by the Gregorian calendar .
- A scheduled part of a calendar year spent in a specific activity .
- ( sciences ) A Julian year, exactly 365.25 days, represented by "a" .
- A level or grade in school or college .
- calendar year
- civil year
- dog year
- donkey's years
- fiscal year
- gap year
- in the year of our Lord
- in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ
- last year
- leap year
- legal year
- next year
- school year
- sidereal year
- the year dot
- year by year
- ayre, Ayre
From Middle English yeer, yere, from Old English ġēr, ġēar ( “year” ), from Proto-Germanic *jēran ( “year” ), from Proto-Indo-European *yōro-, *yeh₁ro- ( “year, spring” ). Cognate with West Frisian jier ( “year” ), Dutch jaar ( “year” ), German Jahr ( “year” ), Swedish år ( “year” ), Icelandic ári ( “year” ), Serbo-Croatian jār ( “spring” ), Ancient Greek ὥρα ( hōra, “year, season” ), Avestan ( yārə, “year” ) and perhaps Albanian verë ( “summer” ) .
Explanation of year by Wordnet Dictionary
- a school year
- Year n. [OE. yer, yeer, ȝer, AS. geár; akin to OFries. ir, gr, D. jaar, OHG. jār, G. jahr, Icel. ār, Dan. aar, Sw. år, Goth. jr, Gr. a season of the year, springtime, a part of the day, an hour, a year, Zend yāre year. √4, 279. Cf. Hour, Yore.]
1. The time of the apparent revolution of the sun trough the ecliptic; the period occupied by the earth in making its revolution around the sun, called the astronomical year; also, a period more or less nearly agreeing with this, adopted by various nations as a measure of time, and called the civil year; as, “the common lunar year of 354 days, still in use among the Mohammedans; the year of 360 days, etc. In common usage, the year consists of 365 days, and every fourth year ( called bissextile, or leap year ) of 366 days, a day being added to February on that year, on account of the excess above 365 days ( see Bissextile )”.
Of twenty year of age he was, I guess. Chaucer.
☞ The civil, or legal, year, in England, formerly commenced on the 25th of March. This practice continued throughout the British dominions till the year 1752.
2. The time in which any planet completes a revolution about the sun; as, “the year of Jupiter or of Saturn”.
3. pl. Age, or old age; as, “a man in years”. Shak.
Anomalistic year, the time of the earth's revolution from perihelion to perihelion again, which is 365 days, 6 hours, 13 minutes, and 48 seconds. -- A year's mind ( Eccl. ), a commemoration of a deceased person, as by a Mass, a year after his death. Cf. A month's mind, under Month. -- Bissextile year. See Bissextile. -- Canicular year. See under Canicular. -- Civil year, the year adopted by any nation for the computation of time. -- Common lunar year, the period of 12 lunar months, or 354 days. -- Common year, each year of 365 days, as distinguished from leap year. -- Embolismic year, or Intercalary lunar year, the period of 13 lunar months, or 384 days. -- Fiscal year ( Com. ), the year by which accounts are reckoned, or the year between one annual time of settlement, or balancing of accounts, and another. -- Great year. See Platonic year, under Platonic. -- Gregorian year, Julian year. See under Gregorian, and Julian. -- Leap year. See Leap year, in the Vocabulary. -- Lunar astronomical year,
the period of 12 lunar synodical months, or 354 days, 8 hours, 48 minutes, 36 seconds. -- Lunisolar year. See under Lunisolar. -- Periodical year. See Anomalistic year, above. -- Platonic year, Sabbatical year. See under Platonic, and Sabbatical. -- Sidereal year, the time in which the sun, departing from any fixed star, returns to the same. This is 365 days, 6 hours, 9 minutes, and 9.3 seconds. -- Tropical year. See under Tropical. -- Year and a day ( O. Eng. Law ), a time to be allowed for an act or an event, in order that an entire year might be secured beyond all question. Abbott. -- Year of grace, any year of the Christian era; Anno Domini; A. D. or a. d.
Definition of year by GCIDE Dictionary