1.The time of the apparent revolution of the sun trough the ecliptic; the period occupied by the earth in making its revolution around the sun, called the astronomical year; also, a period more or less nearly agreeing with this, adopted by various nations as a measure of time, and called the civil year; as, the common lunar year of 354 days, still in use among the Mohammedans; the year of 360 days, etc. In common usage, the year consists of 365 days, and every fourth year (called bissextile, or leap year) of 366 days, a day being added to February on that year, on account of the excess above 365 days (see Bissextile).
Of twenty year of age he was, I guess.
- Chaucer.
2.The time in which any planet completes a revolution about the sun; as, the year of Jupiter or of Saturn.
3.Age, or old age; as, a man in years.
Anomalistic year
the time of the earth's revolution from perihelion to perihelion again, which is 365 days, 6 hours, 13 minutes, and 48 seconds.
A year's mind
(Eccl.) a commemoration of a deceased person, as by a Mass, a year after his death. Cf. A month's mind, under Month.
Bissextile year
See Bissextile.
Canicular year
See under Canicular.
Civil year
the year adopted by any nation for the computation of time.
Common lunar year
the period of 12 lunar months, or 354 days.
Common year
each year of 365 days, as distinguished from leap year.
Embolismic year
the period of 13 lunar months, or 384 days.
Fiscal year
(Com.) the year by which accounts are reckoned, or the year between one annual time of settlement, or balancing of accounts, and another.
Great year
See Platonic year, under Platonic.
Gregorian year
See under Gregorian, and Julian.
Leap year
See Leap year, in the Vocabulary.
Lunar astronomical year
the period of 12 lunar synodical months, or 354 days, 8 hours, 48 minutes, 36 seconds.
Lunisolar year
See under Lunisolar.
Periodical year
See Anomalistic year, above.
Platonic year
See under Platonic, and Sabbatical.
Sidereal year
the time in which the sun, departing from any fixed star, returns to the same. This is 365 days, 6 hours, 9 minutes, and 9.3 seconds.
Tropical year
See under Tropical.
Year and a day
(O. Eng. Law) a time to be allowed for an act or an event, in order that an entire year might be secured beyond all question.
Year of grace
any year of the Christian era; Anno Domini; A. D. or a. d.
- Abbott.
Noun1.year - a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days; "she is 4 years old"; "in the year 1920"
Synonyms: twelvemonth, yr
2.year - a period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity; "a school year"
3.year - 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"
4.year - a body of students who graduate together; "the class of '97"; "she was in my year at Hoehandle High"
Synonyms: class

YEAR. The period in which the revolution of the earth round the sun, and the accompanying changes in the order of nature, are completed.
     2. The civil year differs from the astronomical, the latter being composed of 365 days, 5 hours, 48 seconds and a fraction, while the former consists, sometimes of three hundred and sixty-five days, and at others, in leap years, of three hundred and sixty-six days.
     3. The year is divided into half-year which consists, according to Co. Litt. 135 b, of 182 days; and quarter of a year, which consists of 91 days, Ibid. and 2 Roll. Ab. 521, 1. 40. It is further divided into twelve months.
     4. The civil year commences immediately after twelve o'clock at night of the thirty-first day of December, that is the first moment of the first day of January, and ends at midnight of the thirty-first day of December, twelve mouths thereafter. Vide Com. Dig. Ann.; 2 Bl. Com. by Chitty, 140, n.; Chitt. Pr. Index tit. Time alteration of the calendar (q.v.) from old to new style in England, (see Bissextile,) and the colonies of that country in America, the year in chronological reckoning was supposed to commence with the first day of January, although the legal year did not commence until March 25th, the intermediate time being doubly indicated: thus February 15, 1724, and so on. This mode of reckoning was altered by the statute 24 Geo. II. cap. 23, which gave rise to an act of assembly of Pennsylvania, passed March 11, 1752; 1 Sm. Laws, 217, conforming thereto, and also to the repeal of the act of 1710.
     5. In New York it is enacted that whenever the term "year" or "years" is or shall be used in any statute, deed, verbal or written contract, or any public or private instrument whatever, the year intended shall be taken to consist of three hundred and sixty-five days; half a year of a hundred and eighty-two days; and a quarter of a year of ninety-two days; and the day of a leap year, and the day immediately preceding, if they shall occur in any period so to be computed, shall be reckoned together as one day. Rev. Stat. part 1, c. 19, t. 1, Sec. 3.

abundant year, academic year, annum, bissextile year, calendar month, calendar year, century, common year, day, decade, decennary, decennium, defective year, fiscal year, fortnight, hour, leap year, lunar month, lunar year, lunation, luster, lustrum, man-hour, microsecond, millennium, millisecond, minute, moment, month, moon, quarter, quinquennium, regular year, second, semester, session, sidereal year, solar year, sun, term, trimester, twelvemonth, week, weekday
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Year 2000
year 2000 bug
year 2000 compliant
Year and a day
Year and day
Year books
year dot
year of grace
Year's purchase
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