Adjective "year" definition and examples

(Year may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/jəː//jɪə/

Definitions and examples

noun

The time taken by the earth to make one revolution around the sun.
  1. 'The intercalary month by which the Arabs adjusted the lunar months to the solar year is abolished, severing the connection between the religious rituals and the seasons.'
  2. 'Over a few years of observation the solar year is discovered to be 365.25 days in length, as accurate as our Roman solar calendar.'
  3. 'An intercalary month was added every three years to allow for the fact that a solar year has 365.2422 days while 12 lunar months of 29.5306 days contains 354.3672 days.'
  4. 'In essence the year is split into four equal seasons, each lasting 91 days plus a bit.'
  5. 'Though the present day almanac makers have discarded the Surya Sidhantic length of the year, they are still adhering to the sidereal year instead of the solar year.'
  6. 'Roughly half of the American people know that it takes a year for the Earth to go around the Sun.'
  7. 'The Islamic lunar year is thus 10 or 11 days short of a solar year, and the calendar slips through the seasons on a cycle of almost 34 years.'
  8. 'An extra day is inserted every four years to synchronise the calendar year with the solar year - the time it takes for the earth to orbit the sun.'
  9. 'So this is the end of the solar year, the solar year I set out to chronicle as I huddled by my parents' house in Missouri, waiting for the very first bird.'
  10. 'Thus the Callippic cycle fitted 940 lunar months precisely to 76 tropical years of 365.25 days.'
The period of 365 days (or 366 days in leap years) starting from the first of January, used for reckoning time in ordinary circumstances.
  1. 'That carrier's plan offers a free ticket for every four round trips booked online and flown within a calendar year.'
  2. 'In what at first appears to be a lighthearted way, the collection provides a thought or a comment for each week of a calendar year.'
  3. 'It will also change its financial year from a November 15 year end to a calendar year in line with its peers.'
  4. 'Occurring late in the calendar year, Ramadan is a period of fasting and purification.'
  5. 'At all events this week at Leinster House there was far more a feeling of the year drawing to a close than one gets as the calendar year nears a conclusion.'
  6. 'One calendar year up to 31 December, 1996 was selected to show the pre-computerisation state of affairs.'
  7. 'Your paycheck will be debited at the same rate each month for the entire calendar year.'
  8. 'If you operate your business on a calendar year, the deadline would be Dec 31.'
  9. 'Idd-ul-Fitr is a Muslim festival and public holiday that is celebrated on the sighting of the new moon at the end of the calendar year.'
  10. 'Such a phasing allows for a third eclipse season partially lying within the calendar year, starting on December 12.'
  11. 'What's so great about the second month of the calendar year?'
  12. 'The length of time they are on the medication ranges from nine months to three years.'
  13. 'Our official engagement will take place two years later, a month or so before we get married.'
  14. 'Some can be as short as six weeks, while others run from nine months up to two years.'
  15. 'They will be able to pay £12 a month over three years to cover their end of the deal.'
  16. 'Have you got smarter in the last twelve months or has the year taken its toll on your brain cells?'
  17. 'It could be months or even years before the village truly gets back to normal.'
  18. 'He just wanted to be a part of the Camp for some time. It could be a period as short as a month or a year.'
  19. 'It is the beginning of the Islamic year or Muharam, the first month of the Hijri year.'
  20. 'In 1993 it took, on average, five years and eight months for a case to be finally decided.'
  21. 'A very fine description - of a museum which shut its doors five years and seven months ago.'
  22. 'single-vineyard wine of a good year'
  23. 'Was it a very good year? The vintage is simply the year that the fruit, usually one or more varieties of grapes, used in making the wine was grown.'
  24. 'the Muslim year'
One's age or time of life.
    A very long time; ages.
    1. 'After many months and years cajoling and calling for clear leadership from the top, it had arrived.'
    A set of students grouped together as being of roughly similar ages, mostly entering a school or college in the same academic year.
    1. 'Mr Shaw is a first year graduate student in physics at the University of Southern California.'
    2. 'One of his tutors at Cambridge described him as a very good student but certainly not the top student in his year.'
    3. 'We have made it compulsory for the first year students to attend classes twice a week in the lab.'
    4. 'Both were very well liked by their peers and by students in other years and will be enormously missed.'
    5. 'This is our tactic in the Writing Skills course we teach to first year college students.'
    6. 'Students in the higher year are able to smoke in the law but they are not allowed to in school.'

    More definitions

    1. a period of 365 or 366 days, in the Gregorian calendar, divided into 12 calendar months, now reckoned as beginning Jan. 1 and ending Dec. 31 (calendar year or civil year)Compare common year, leap year.

    2. a period of approximately the same length in other calendars.

    3. a space of 12 calendar months calculated from any point: This should have been finished a year ago.

    4. Astronomy. Also called lunar year. a division of time equal to 12 lunar months. Also called astronomical

    More examples(as adjective)

    "times can be year."

    "imprisonments can be year."

    "experiences can be year."

    "services can be year."

    "probations can be year."

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    Origin

    Old English gē(a)r, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch jaar and German Jahr, from an Indo-European root shared by Greek hōra ‘season’.

    Phrase

    in the year of our Lord —
    — of the year
    put years on (or take years off) someone
    a year and a day
    year in, year out