The time taken by a planet to make one revolution around the sun
he held the office for one year
That is or does something (usually indicated by the following noun) all year round; that operates, occurs, exists, etc., all the year.
A year used as a starting point for statistical comparisons with subsequent years, especially in economic indexes.
= dog year.
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.
A period, typically an academic year, taken by a student as a break between secondary school and higher education
A period of six months, used especially in reference to financial transactions
(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
A year, occurring once every four years, that has 366 days including February 29 as an intercalary day
A year in which woodland trees produce a good crop of mast.
The middle of the year
The calendar year just begun or about to begin
A year in which there is no major election, especially one in which there is a congressional election but no presidential election
The year just ended or just about to end
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.
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.
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.
A year as reckoned for taxation (in Britain reckoned from 6 April)
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.
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.
The end of the fiscal year
In Japan: a man selected to perform an annual ceremony at New Year.
Designating a one-year-old person, animal, or thing; of the age of one year.
Each of the concentric rings in the wood of a tree formed by its growth in successive years.
In each successive year, every year; annually; (also in early use) †continuously for a number of years (obsolete).
(Of figures, prices, etc.) as compared with the corresponding ones from a year earlier
Relevant or relating to successive years; especially determined by comparing results or figures from successive years.
A later or future year. Usually in plural.
A year as measured on the earth; contrasted with year.
A year as reckoned for taxing or accounting purposes
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.
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)
A period of twelve lunar months (approximately 354 days)
A period of a year's duration, at the end of which new models of a vehicle replace those previously on the market.
That lasts, takes place over, or is valid for a number of years; relating to more than one year.
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.
A year reckoned from the date or anniversary of a sovereign’s accession
Another term for academic year.
A year of a woman's life as a unit of measurement, especially in medical contexts.
= Platonic year.
The individual animals of a particular species (especially a fish) that were born in any one year
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).
(With reference to statistical data) a group of people or animals classed together on the basis of age; compare age group.
Happening or continuing throughout the year
Repeatedly over a number of years; for years without change. Compare year on year. Now rare.
The period of the year during which students attend an educational institution, usually from September to June
The tropical or solar year
New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day
(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).