year (plural years)
- A solar year, 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).
- we moved to this town a year ago; I quit smoking exactly one year ago
- (by extension) The time it takes for any astronomical object (such as a planet, dwarf planet, small Solar System body, or comet) in direct orbit around a star (such as the Sun) to make one revolution around the star.
- Mars goes around the sun once in a Martian year, or 1.88 Earth years.
- A period between set dates that mark a year, from January 1 to December 31 by the Gregorian calendar, from Tishiri 1 to Elul 29 by the Jewish calendar, and from Muharram 1 to Dhu al-Hijjah 29 or 30 by the Islamic calendar.
- A normal year has 365 full days, but there are 366 days in a leap year.
- I was born in the year 1950.
- This Chinese year is the year of the Rooster.
- A scheduled part of a calendar year spent in a specific activity.
- During this school year I have to get up at 6:30 to catch the bus.
- (sciences) A Julian year, exactly 365.25 days, represented by "a".
- A level or grade in school or college.
- Every second-year student must select an area of specialization.
- The exams in year 12 at high school are the most difficult.
- The proportion of a creature's lifespan equivalent to one year of an average human lifespan (see also dog year).
- Geneticists have created baker's yeast that can live to 800 in yeast years.
- (one revolution of the Sun by the Earth) twelvemonth
- (time to make one revolution by any body) anomalistic year, Gaussian year, sidereal year, tropical year
- (period between set dates) calendar year, civil year, legal year
- (specific uses) fiscal year, liturgical year, school year
- French: année
- German: Jahr, Studienjahr
- Italian: anno
- Portuguese: ano, série
- Russian: класс
- Spanish: año, grado