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year Idioms & Phrases


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.
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academic year

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

  • . See under Year.
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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
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  • the time of the earth's revolution from perihelion to perihelion again, which is 365 days, 6 hours, 13 minutes, and 48 seconds.
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astronomical year

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

  • noun in the Gregorian calendar: any year divisible by 4 except centenary years divisible by 400
    intercalary year; bissextile year; 366 days.
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  • . See Bissextile.
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calendar year

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

  • the Egyptian year, computed from one heliacal rising of the Dog Star to another.
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christian year

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

  • noun the year in the ecclesiastical calendar; especially feast days and special seasons
    Christian year.
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Civil year

  • noun the year (reckoned from January 1 to December 31) according to Gregorian calendar
    calendar year.
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  • the year adopted by any nation for the computation of time.
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Common lunar year

  • the period of 12 lunar months, or 354 days.
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Common year

  • noun a year that is not a leap year
    365 days.
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  • each year of 365 days, as distinguished from leap year.
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each year

  • adverb without missing a year
    annually; yearly; each year.
    • they travel to China annually
  • adverb by the year; every year (usually with reference to a sum of money paid or received)
    annually; each year; p.a.; per annum.
    • he earned $100,000 per annum
    • we issue six volumes per annum
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Embolismic year, ∨ Intercalary lunar year

  • the period of 13 lunar months, or 384 days.
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Emergent year

  • (Chron.), the epoch or date from which any people begin to compute their time or dates; as, the emergent year of Christendom is that of the birth of Christ; the emergent year of the United States is that of the declaration of their independence.
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Enneatical year

  • every ninth year of a man's life.
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equinoctial year

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

  • adverb without missing a year
    annually; yearly; each year.
    • they travel to China annually
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financial year

  • noun any accounting period of 12 months
    financial year.
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first-year

  • adjective satellite used of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college)
    freshman.
    • a freshman senator
    • freshman year in high school or college
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Fiscal year

  • noun any accounting period of 12 months
    financial year.
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  • (Com.), the year by which accounts are reckoned, or the year between one annual time of settlement, or balancing of accounts, and another.
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five-year-old

  • adjective satellite five years of age
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four-year-old

  • adjective satellite four years of age
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fourth-year

  • adjective satellite used of the fourth and final year in United States high school or college
    senior.
    • the senior prom
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gode-year

Gode"-year noun
Etymology
See Goujere.
Definitions
  1. The venereal disease; -- often used as a mild oath. Obs. Shak.
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golden years

  • noun the time of life after retirement from active work
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Great year

  • noun time required for one complete cycle of the precession of the equinoxes, about 25,800 years
    great year.
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  • . See Platonic year, under Platonic.
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Gregorian year

  • the year as now reckoned according to the Gregorian calendar. Thus, every year, of the current reckoning, which is divisible by 4, except those divisible by 100 aud not by 400, has 366 days; all other years have 365 days. See Bissextile, and Note under Style, n., 7.
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Gregorian year, Julian year

  • . See under Gregorian, and Julian.
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Half year

  • the space of six moths; one term of a school when there are two terms in a year.
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holy year

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a period of remission from sin (usually granted every 25 years)
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hundred years' war

  • noun the series of wars fought intermittently between France and England; 1337-1453
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intercalary year

  • noun in the Gregorian calendar: any year divisible by 4 except centenary years divisible by 400
    intercalary year; bissextile year; 366 days.
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jewish new year

  • noun (Judaism) a solemn Jewish feast day celebrated on the 1st or 1st and 2nd of Tishri; noted for the blowing of the shofar
    Rosh Hashona; Rosh Hashonah; Rosh Hashanah; Rosh Hashana.
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Julian year

  • the year of 365 days, 6 hours, adopted in the Julian calendar, and in use until superseded by the Gregorian year, as established in the reformed or Gregorian calendar.
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Leap year

  • noun in the Gregorian calendar: any year divisible by 4 except centenary years divisible by 400
    intercalary year; bissextile year; 366 days.
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  • . See Leap year, in the Vocabulary.
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light year

  • noun the distance that light travels in a vacuum in 1 year; 5.88 trillion miles or 9.46 trillion kilometers
    light year.
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light-year

  • noun the distance that light travels in a vacuum in 1 year; 5.88 trillion miles or 9.46 trillion kilometers
    light year.
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Lunar astronomical year

  • the period of 12 lunar synodical months, or 354 days, 8 hours, 48 minutes, 36 seconds.
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Lunar year

  • noun a period of 12 lunar months
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  • the period of twelve lunar months, or 354 days, 8 hours, 48 minutes, and 34.38 seconds.
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Lunisolar year

  • a period of time, at the end of which, in the Julian calendar, the new and full moons and the eclipses recur on the same days of the week and month and year as in the previous period. It consists of 532 common years, being the least common multiple of the numbers of years in the cycle of the sun and the cycle of the moon.
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Metonic cycle ∨ year

  • . (Astron.) See under Cycle.
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Moon year

  • a lunar year, consisting of lunar months, being sometimes twelve and sometimes thirteen.
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new year

  • noun the calendar year just begun
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new year's

  • noun the first day of the year
    New Year's; January 1.
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new year's day

  • noun the first day of the year
    New Year's; January 1.
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New" Year's` Day"
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  1. the first day of a calendar year; the first day of January. Often colloquially abbreviated to New year's or new year.
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new year's eve

  • noun the last day of the year
    December 31.
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new-year

New"-year` adjective
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  1. Of or pertaining to, or suitable for, the commencement of the year; as, New-year gifts or odes.
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off year

  • noun a year in which productivity is low or inferior
  • noun a year in which no major political elections are held
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one-year

  • adjective completing its life cycle within a year
    annual.
    • a border of annual flowering plants
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one-year-old

  • adjective satellite one year of age
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per year

  • adverb by the year; every year (usually with reference to a sum of money paid or received)
    annually; each year; p.a.; per annum.
    • he earned $100,000 per annum
    • we issue six volumes per annum
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Periodical year

  • . See Anomalistic year, above.
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Platonic year

  • noun time required for one complete cycle of the precession of the equinoxes, about 25,800 years
    great year.
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  • (Astron.), a period of time determined by the revolution of the equinoxes, or the space of time in which the stars and constellations return to their former places in respect to the equinoxes; called also great year. This revolution, which is caused by the precession of the equinoxes, is accomplished in about 26,000 years. Barlow.
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Platonic year, Sabbatical year

  • . See under Platonic, and Sabbatical.
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Sabbatical year

  • noun a sabbatical leave lasting one year
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  • (Jewish Antiq.), every seventh year, in which the Israelites were commanded to suffer their fields and vineyards to rest, or lie without tillage.
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school year

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

  • adjective satellite used of the second year in United States high school or college
    sophomore.
    • the sophomore class
    • his sophomore year
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seven years' war

  • noun a war of England and Prussia against France and Austria (1756-1763); Britain and Prussia got the better of it
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Seven-year apple

  • (Bot.), a rubiaceous shrub (Genipa clusiifolia) growing in the West Indies; also, its edible fruit.
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Seven-year vine

  • (Bot.), a tropical climbing plant (Ipom&oe;a tuberosa) related to the morning-glory.
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seventeen-year locust

  • noun North American cicada; appears in great numbers at infrequent intervals because the nymphs take 13 to 17 years to mature
    Magicicada septendecim; periodical cicada.
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Sidereal clock, day, month, year

  • . See under Clock, Day, etc.
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Sidereal year

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

  • noun the time for the earth to make one revolution around the sun, measured between two vernal equinoxes
    astronomical year; equinoctial year; solar year.
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Sothiac, ∨ Sothic, year

  • (Chronol.), the Egyptian year of 365 days and 6 hours, as distinguished from the Egyptian vague year, which contained 365 days. The Sothic period consists of 1,460 Sothic years, being equal to 1,461 vague years. One of these periods ended in July, a. d. 139.
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Theban year

  • (Anc. Chron.), the Egyptian year of 365 days and 6 hours. J. Bryant.
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third-year

  • adjective satellite used of the third or next to final year in United States high school or college
    next-to-last; junior.
    • the junior class
    • a third-year student
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thirty years' war

  • noun a series of conflicts (1618-1648) between Protestants and Catholics starting in Germany and spreading until France and Denmark and Sweden were opposing the Holy Roman Empire and Spain
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three year old

  • noun a racehorse that is three years old
    three year old.
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three-year-old

  • adjective satellite three years of age
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three-year-old horse

  • noun a racehorse that is three years old
    three year old.
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time of year

  • noun one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
    season.
    • the regular sequence of the seasons
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Tropic year

  • the solar year; the period occupied by the sun in passing from one tropic or one equinox to the same again, having a mean length of 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, 46.0 seconds, which is 20 minutes, 23.3 seconds shorter than the sidereal year, on account of the precession of the equinoxes.
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Tropical year

  • noun the time for the earth to make one revolution around the sun, measured between two vernal equinoxes
    astronomical year; equinoctial year; solar year.
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  • . See under Tropical.
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two year old

  • noun a racehorse that is two years old
    two year old.
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two-year

  • adjective having a life cycle lasting two seasons
    biennial.
    • a biennial life cycle
    • parsnips and carrots are biennial plants often grown as annuals
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two-year-old

  • adjective satellite two years of age
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two-year-old horse

  • noun a racehorse that is two years old
    two year old.
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Vague year

  • . See Sothiac year, under Sothiac.
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Wise in years

  • old enough to be wise; wise from age and experience; hence, aged; old. Obs.
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Worth, ∨ At, [so many] years' purchase

  • a phrase by which the value or cost of a thing is expressed in the length of time required for the income to amount to the purchasing price; as, he bought the estate at a twenty years' purchase. To say one's life is not worth a day's purchase in the same as saying one will not live a day, or is in imminent peril.
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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. Abbott.
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year dot

  • noun as long ago as anyone can remember
    • he has been a conductor since the year dot
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Year of grace

  • noun any year of the Christian era
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  • any year of the Christian era; Anno Domini; A. D. or a. d.
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year-around

  • adjective operating or continuing throughout the year
    year-around.
    • a year-round resort
    • a year-round job
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year-end

  • noun the end of a calendar year
    • he had to unload the merchandise before the year-end
  • adjective satellite taking place at the close of a fiscal year
    • year-end audit
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year-round

  • adjective operating or continuing throughout the year
    year-around.
    • a year-round resort
    • a year-round job
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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