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Meaning of 'year' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Year [ n.]
- The time of the apparent revolution of the sun trough the ecliptic; the period occupied by the earth in making its revolution around the sun, called the astronomical year; also, a period more or less nearly agreeing with this, adopted by various nations as a measure of time, and called the civil year; as, the common lunar year of 354 days, still in use among the Mohammedans; the year of 360 days, etc. In common usage, the year consists of 365 days, and every fourth year (called bissextile, or leap year) of 366 days, a day being added to February on that year, on account of the excess above 365 days (see Bissextile).
- The time in which any planet completes a revolution about the sun; as, the year of Jupiter or of Saturn.
- Age, or old age; as, a man in years.

Meaning of 'year' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . year [ n]
Meaning (1):
- 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 in sentence:
  • a Martian year takes 687 of our days
Meaning (2):
- a period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity
Example in sentence:
  • a school year
Meaning (3):
- a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days
Example in sentence:
  • in the year 1920;
  • she is 4 years old
Meaning (4):
- a body of students who graduate together
Example in sentence:
  • she was in my year at Hoehandle High;
  • the class of '97