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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

gap year US English

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

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

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

tax year US English

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

year end US English

The end of the fiscal year

year end New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

year-on-year US English

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

fiscal year US English

A year as reckoned for taxing or accounting purposes

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)

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.

year class US English

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

year-round US English

Happening or continuing throughout the year

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

sidereal year US English

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

vintage year US English

The year that a particular wine was produced

financial year US English

British term for fiscal year.

sabbatical year US English

A year’s sabbatical leave

anomalistic year US English

A year measured between successive perihelia of the earth (approximately 365 14 days)

five-year plan US 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 US English

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

Chinese New Year US 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 US 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 US English

Another term for Rosh Hashanah.

New Year's Day US English

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

New Year's Eve US English

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

seven-year itch US English

A supposed tendency to infidelity after seven years of marriage

thirty-year rule US 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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