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year British & World English

The time taken by the earth to make one revolution around the sun

year English Thesaurus

he become Head of Campaigns for one year

gap year British & World English

A period, typically an academic year, taken by a student as a break between school and university or college education

half-year British & World English

A period of six months

Holy Year British & World English

(In the Roman Catholic Church) a period of remission from the penal consequences of sin, granted under certain conditions for a year usually at intervals of twenty-five years

leap year British & World English

A year, occurring once every four years, which has 366 days including 29 February as an intercalary day

mid-year British & World English

The middle of the year

new year British & World English

The calendar year just begun or about to begin

off year British & World English

A year in which there is no major election, especially one in which there is a Congressional election but no Presidential election

old year British & World English

The year just ended or just about to end

tax year British & World English

A year as reckoned for taxation (in Britain reckoned from 6 April)

year end British & World English

The end of the financial year

year-long British & World English

Lasting for or throughout a year

year end New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

year-on-year British & World English

(Of figures, prices, etc.) as compared with the corresponding ones from a year earlier

fiscal year British & World English

North American term for financial year.

light year British & World English

A unit of astronomical distance equivalent to the distance that light travels in one year, which is 9.4607 × 1012 km (nearly 6 million million miles)

lunar year British & World English

A period of twelve lunar months (approximately 354 days)

regnal year British & World English

A year reckoned from the date or anniversary of a sovereign’s accession

school year British & World English

The period in the year during which pupils attend school, from the beginning of the autumn term to the end of the summer term

year class British & World English

The individual animals of a particular species (especially a fish) that were born in any one year

year-round British & World English

Happening or continuing throughout the year

academic year British & World English

The period of the year during which students attend school or university, usually reckoned from the beginning of the autumn term to the end of the summer term

natural year British & World English

The tropical or solar year

New Year's British & World English

New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day

sidereal year British & World English

The orbital period of the earth around the sun, taking the stars as a reference frame. It is 20 minutes longer than the tropical year because of precession

vintage year British & World English

The year that a particular wine was produced

the year dot British & World English

A very long time ago

financial year British & World English

A year as reckoned for taxing or accounting purposes, for example the British tax year, reckoned from 6 April

sabbatical year British & World English

A year’s sabbatical leave

anomalistic year British & World English

A year measured between successive perihelia of the earth (approximately 36514 days)

five-year plan British & World English

(Especially in the former Soviet Union) a government plan for economic development over five years. The first such plan in the Soviet Union was inaugurated in 1928

—— of the year British & World English

A person or thing chosen as outstanding in a specified field or of a specified kind in a particular year

year in, year out British & World English

Continuously or repeatedly over a period of years

Chinese New Year British & World English

The Chinese festival marking the start of the new year, beginning on the second new moon after the winter solstice and ending on the full moon fifteen days later. It is marked by visits to family and friends, special meals, fireworks, and gift giving

fifty-year rule British & World English

A rule that public records may be open to inspection after a lapse of fifty years. Superseded in the UK in 1968 by the thirty-year rule

Jewish New Year British & World English

Another term for Rosh Hashana.

New Year's Day British & World English

The first day of the year; in the modern Western calendar, 1 January

New Year's Eve British & World English

The last day of the year; in the modern Western calendar, 31 December

thirty-year rule British & World English

A rule that public records may be open to inspection after a lapse of thirty years

fifty-year rule New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

rule making public records available after fifty years, superseded in 1968 by the thirty-year rule


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