Year Definition

Define what is Year?

1. twelvemonth, year, yr (noun)

a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days.

  • she is 4 years old.
  • in the year 1920.
Synonyms: twelvemonth, yr
Hypernyms

period, period of time, time period noun
an amount of time.

Hyponyms

Christian year, church year noun
the year in the ecclesiastical calendar; especially feast days and special seasons.

Holy Year noun
(Roman Catholic Church) a period of remission from sin (usually granted every 25 years).

New Year noun
the calendar year just begun.

365 days, common year noun
a year that is not a leap year.

366 days, bissextile year, intercalary year, leap year noun
in the Gregorian calendar: any year divisible by 4 except centenary years divisible by 400.

off year noun
a year in which no major political elections are held.

off year noun
a year in which productivity is low or inferior.

calendar year, civil year noun
the year (reckoned from January 1 to December 31) according to Gregorian calendar.

financial year, fiscal year noun
any accounting period of 12 months.

annum noun
(Latin) year.

year of grace noun
any year of the Christian era.

Y2K noun
the year 2000 in the Gregorian calendar.

2. year (noun)

a period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity.

  • a school year.
Hypernyms

period, period of time, time period noun
an amount of time.

Hyponyms

academic year, school year noun
the period of time each year when the school is open and people are studying.

3. year (noun)

the period of time that it takes for a planet (as, e.g., Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun.

  • a Martian year takes 687 of our days.
Hypernyms

period, period of time, time period noun
an amount of time.

Hyponyms

anomalistic year noun
time of the earth's revolution from perihelion to perihelion again; 365 days and 6 hr and 13 min and 53.1 sec.

astronomical year, equinoctial year, solar year, tropical year noun
the time for the earth to make one revolution around the sun, measured between two vernal equinoxes.

lunar year noun
a period of 12 lunar months.

sidereal year noun
the time for the earth to make one complete revolution around the sun, relative to the fixed stars.

4. year, class (noun)

a body of students who graduate together.

  • the class of '97.
  • she was in my year at Hoehandle High.
Synonyms: class
Hypernyms

assemblage, gathering noun
a group of persons together in one place.

Hyponyms

graduating class noun
the body of students who graduate together this year.

senior class noun
final grade or class in high school or college.

junior class noun
penultimate class in high school or college.

sophomore class noun
the second class in a four-year college or high school.

freshman class noun
the first class in college or high school.

Nearby Terms

year dot (noun)
as long ago as anyone can remember

year of grace (noun)
any year of the Christian era

year-around (adjective)
operating or continuing throughout the year

year-end (noun)
the end of a calendar year

year-round (adjective)
operating or continuing throughout the year

yearbook (noun)
a book published annually by the graduating class of a high school or college usually containing photographs of faculty and graduating students

yearling (noun)
a young child

yearlong (adjective satellite)
lasting through a year

yearly (noun)
a reference book that is published regularly once every year

yearn (verb)
desire strongly or persistently

yearned-for (adjective satellite)
greatly desired

yearner (noun)
a person with a strong desire for something

yearning (noun)
prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

yearningly (adverb)
in a yearning manner

years (noun)
a late time of life