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years Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a late time of life
    geezerhood; age; old age; eld.
    • old age is not for sissies
    • he's showing his years
    • age hasn't slowed him down at all
    • a beard white with eld
    • on the brink of geezerhood
  2. noun a prolonged period of time
    age; long time.
    • we've known each other for ages
    • I haven't been there for years and years
  3. noun the time during which someone's life continues
    • the monarch's last days
    • in his final years
  4. noun a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days
    yr; twelvemonth; year.
    • she is 4 years old
    • in the year 1920
  5. noun a period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity
    • a school year
  6. 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
  7. noun a body of students who graduate together
    class; year.
    • the class of '97
    • she was in my year at Hoehandle High