Meaning of YEAR in English

YEAR

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈyir ]

noun

Etymology: Middle English yere, from Old English gēar; akin to Old High German jār year, Greek hōros year, hōra season, hour

Date: before 12th century

1.

a. : the period of about 365 1 / 4 solar days required for one revolution of the earth around the sun

b. : the time required for the apparent sun to return to an arbitrary fixed or moving reference point in the sky

c. : the time in which a planet completes a revolution about the sun

two Mercury year s

2.

a. : a cycle in the Gregorian calendar of 365 or 366 days divided into 12 months beginning with January and ending with December

b. : a period of time equal to one year of the Gregorian calendar but beginning at a different time

3. : a calendar year specified usually by a number

died in the year 1900

4. plural : a time or era having a special significance

their glory year s

5.

a. : 12 months that constitute a measure of age or duration

her 21st year

— often used in combination

a year -old child

b. plural : age

wise beyond her year s

also : the final stage of the normal life span

6. : a period of time (as the usually 9-month period in which a school is in session) other than a calendar year

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.