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Year appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Something in a thirty-acre thermal thicket of thorns and thistles thumped and thundered threatening the three-D thoughts of Matthew the thug - although, theatrically, it was only the thirteen-thousand thistles and thorns through the underneath of his thigh that the thirty year old thug thought of that morning.
    (by Meaghan Desbiens)

Usage statistics for the noun year:

spoken English47.66%written English52.34% conversational speech35.48%task-oriented speech64.52% imaginative writing28.45%informational writing71.55%
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Year is sometimes a misspelling of years.

The word year is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun year

What does year mean as a name of something?

Year is the 2nd most common noun in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: years

  1. a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days
  2. a period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity
  3. the period of time that it takes for a planet (as, e.g., Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun
    • example: a Martian year takes 687 of our days
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic terms: period / period of time / time period = an amount of time
    • more specific terms:
    • parts:
      • month = a time unit of approximately 30 days
      • time of year / season = one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
  4. a body of students who graduate together
    • example: she was in my year at Hoehandle High
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of year: class
    • more generic words: assemblage / gathering = a group of persons together in one place
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun year


  1. The time it takes the Earth to complete one revolution of the Sun (between 365.24 and 365.26 days depending on the point of reference).
  2. [context: by extension] The time it takes for any planetary body to make one revolution around another body.
  3. A period between set dates that mark a year, from January 1 to December 31 by the Gregorian calendar.
  4. A scheduled part of a calendar year spent in a specific activity.
  5. [sciences] A Julian year, exactly 365.25 days, represented by "a".
  6. A level or grade in school or college.


"Year" is a musical album of Maddy Prior.

  • released in (22 years ago)


  1. Year: Follow the convention used by the award. Usually either the year of eligibility or the year presented.
  2. yeaR is a gene.
  3. Year: The beginning year of the academic year this data is valid for. E.g., for academic year 2011-2012, enter "2011".
  4. Year: For recurring lists, the year of this ranking. For one-time lists, this value is not necessary.
  5. The year of the award that this long list is for.
  6. Year should correspond to the year of the award, not necessarily the calendar year the person served.
  7. year: Normally year of study in Norway, starting in August, ending in June.
  8. Year: The reporting year of annual tonnage passing through a Port of Call.

Phrases with Year

Phrases starting with the word Year:

  1. year dot
  2. year-end
  3. Year Mark

Phrases ending with the word Year:

  1. Dog Year
  2. Gap year
  3. man-year
  4. new year
  5. off year
  6. one-year
  7. per year
  8. Run Year
  9. two-year
  10. each year
  11. holy year
  12. Last Year
  13. leap year
  14. Leap-Year
  15. civil year
  16. every year

Other phrase containing the word Year:

  1. -Year-Old

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Year

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Google previewWiley CPA Examination Review, Outlines and Study Guides (2011)

by Patrick R. Delaney, O. Ray Whittington

The term taxable year refers to a taxpayer's annual accounting period. Annual accounting period means the...


The sidereal year is the interval that elapses while the sun moves from a star to the same star again (of course this motion is only...

Google previewChristian Epigraphy (2011)

An Elementary Treatise with a Collection of Ancient Christian Inscriptions Mainly of Roman Origin by Orazio Marucchi, J. Armine Willis

The sidereal year is the period of time at the end of which the earth returns to the same point in its orbit; the tropical or...

Google previewThe Complete Mathematical and General Navigation Tables (1838)

Including Every Table Required with the Nautical Almanc in Finding the Latitude and Longitude: with an Explanation of Their Construction, Use, and Application to Navigation and Nautical Astronomy, Trigonometry, Dialling, Gunnery, Etc by Thomas Kerigan

A Year is that period or portion of time, in which a revolution of the earth round its orbit, with respect to some fixed point in the heavens, is completed. - 3. A Solar, or Tropical Year, is the interval of time between two consecutive returns of the ...

Google previewA New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1819)

Including the Latest Improvement and Discovery and the Present States of Every Branch of Human Knowledge by George Gregory

The ancient Jewish year is a lunar year, usually consisting of 11 months, containing alternately 30 and 29 days. And it was inade to agree...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary (1823)

Or, Familiar Explanations of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences by George Crabb

The year is a system of months adjusted to the movements of the sun or moon.

The astronomical year is that which is determined by astronomical observation, and is either solar or lunar.—The solar year is that...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices

JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS OF RELIGIOUS VOWS JUST JUDGE, JESUS THE jubilee year is called, the bishop. priest, they also can obtain a plenary indulgence. JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS OF RELIGIOUS VOWS Men and women who take ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various


Google previewA Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels (2015)

by Hastings, James

The Samaritan Chronicle asserts thatin the thirty-fifth year ofthepontificate of Abdelus, three thousand Israelites, by permission ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Scientific Units (2012)

Including dimensionless numbers and scales by H. G. Jerrard

Year (a) more important yarn count units, together with the value equivalent to 20 tex, are given in Table 14. TABLE 14. Yarn count units[6] Value equal to Name Unit of mass Unit of length 20 tex Direct (mass per unit length) denier" gram ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining, Second Edition (2008)

by Wang, John

It has three dimensions year, product and location. The measurement of interest is total sales. In olap terminology, since this cube models the base data , ...

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Usage statistics about year

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun year:

spoken English47.66%written English52.34% conversational speech35.48%task-oriented speech64.52% imaginative writing28.45%informational writing71.55%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun year:


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Year of the Bus

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Quotes about Year

A cherry year, a merry year; a plum year, a dumb year.
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Scrabble value of Y4E1A1R1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of YEAR

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