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year US English

The time taken by a planet to make one revolution around the sun

year US Thesaurus

he held the office for one year

all-year US English

That is or does something (usually indicated by the following noun) all year round; that operates, occurs, exists, etc., all the year.

base year US English

A year used as a starting point for statistical comparisons with subsequent years, especially in economic indexes.

dog's year US English

= dog year.

dog year US English

A notional unit of time (typically reckoned as 1/7 of a year) based on the supposed ratio between the average lifespan of a dog and that of a human; (hence, in plural) a (seemingly) long time.

gap year US English

A period, typically an academic year, taken by a student as a break between secondary school and higher education

half-year US English

A period of six months, used especially in reference to financial transactions

Holy Year US 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 US English

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

mast year US English

A year in which woodland trees produce a good crop of mast.

mid-year US English

The middle of the year

new year US English

The calendar year just begun or about to begin

off year US 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 US English

The year just ended or just about to end

open year US English

A year in which the business of a syndicate of underwriters at Lloyd's cannot be closed at the normal time because of liabilities still outstanding.

out year US English

Originally (Finance): a year beyond the scope of a current budget cycle. Now also more widely: some indefinite time in the future. Usually in plural.

pack-year US English

A unit used to express a person's cumulative exposure to cigarette smoking, equivalent to the consumption of 20 cigarettes per day for a period of a year.

tax year US English

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

year 2000 US English

Attributive Designating a programming problem affecting some computers, arising from the inability of software and firmware to process correctly dates of 1 January 2000 and later, owing to the numerical representation of calendar years by the last two digits only (predicted at the time to cause widespread disruption to computer systems); of or relating to this problem.

year-day US English

Christian Church. The anniversary of a person's death as an occasion for holding an office or service, either in commemoration or to pray for the person's soul; compare obit year's mind Also generally: †an anniversary (obsolete). Now historical and rare.

year end US English

The end of the fiscal year

year man US English

In Japan: a man selected to perform an annual ceremony at New Year.

year-old US English

Designating a one-year-old person, animal, or thing; of the age of one year.

year ring US English

Each of the concentric rings in the wood of a tree formed by its growth in successive years.

year by year US English

In each successive year, every year; annually; (also in early use) †continuously for a number of years (obsolete).

year-on-year US English

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

year-to-year US English

Relevant or relating to successive years; especially determined by comparing results or figures from successive years.

after-year US English

A later or future year. Usually in plural.

earth-year US English

A year as measured on the earth; contrasted with year.

fiscal year US English

A year as reckoned for taxing or accounting purposes

great year US English

A cycle postulated by some ancient astronomers, in which the celestial objects go through all their possible movements and return to their original relative positions; (in later use also) any of various other lengthy chronological cycles.

light year US English

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

lunar year US English

A period of twelve lunar months (approximately 354 days)

model year US English

A period of a year's duration, at the end of which new models of a vehicle replace those previously on the market.

multi-year US English

That lasts, takes place over, or is valid for a number of years; relating to more than one year.

option year US English

A one-year optional extension agreed when a player makes a fixed-term contract with a club, which may be taken up by the club when the original term is at an end.

regnal year US English

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

school year US English

Another term for academic year.

woman-year US English

A year of a woman's life as a unit of measurement, especially in medical contexts.

world year US English

= Platonic year.

year class US English

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

year count US English

A method for counting or reckoning years; a calendar; specifically the 365-day solar calendar used in pre-Columbian Meso-American cultures for civil purposes, in combination with a 260-day ritual calendar (now historical).

year group US English

(With reference to statistical data) a group of people or animals classed together on the basis of age; compare age group.

year-round US English

Happening or continuing throughout the year

year over year US English

Repeatedly over a number of years; for years without change. Compare year on year. Now rare.

academic year US English

The period of the year during which students attend an educational institution, usually from September to June

natural year US English

The tropical or solar year

New Year's US English

New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day

Platonic year US English

(Originally) a cycle postulated by some ancient astronomers, in which the celestial objects go through all their possible movements and return to their original relative positions, after which (according to some versions of the theory) all history repeats itself; (in later use identified with) the period of precession of the equinoxes (approx. 25,800 years).

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