What is year?

  • (noun): A period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity.
    Example: "A school year"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Year

A year (from Old English gēar) is the orbital period of the Earth moving around the Sun. For an observer on the Earth, this corresponds to the period it takes the Sun to complete one course throughout the zodiac along the ecliptic.

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595
... Year 595 (DXCV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar ... The denomination 595 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years ...
Guatemala City - Climate
... Guatemala City is generally mild, almost springlike, throughout the course of the year ... while the dry season covers the remainder of the year ... Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record high °C (°F) 28.7 (83.7) 30.7 (87.3) 29.9 (85.8) 31.0 (87.8) 29.5 (85.1) 28.6 (83.5) 28.1 (82.6) 28.7 (83.7) 28.2 (82.8) 27.8 (82.0 ...
"Great Years" - Galactic Year
... The Galactic year is the time it takes Earth's solar system to revolve once around the galactic center ... It comprises roughly 230 million Earth years ...
298
... Year 298 (CCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar ... At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Faustus and Gallus (or, less frequently, year 1051 Ab urbe condita) ... The denomination 298 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years ...
Julian Calendar - New Year's Day
... The Roman calendar began the year on 1 January, and this remained the start of the year after the Julian reform ... However, even after local calendars were aligned to the Julian calendar, they started the new year on different dates ... in Egypt started on 29 August (30 August after an Alexandrian leap year) ...

More definitions of "year":

  • (noun): A body of students who graduate together.
    Example: "She was in my year at Hoehandle High"
    Synonyms: class
  • (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.
    Example: "A Martian year takes 687 of our days"
  • (noun): A period of time containing 365 (or 366) days.
    Example: "In the year 1920"
    Synonyms: twelvemonth, yr

Famous quotes containing the word year:

    Death’s a sad bone; bruised, you’d say,

    and yet she waits for me, year after year,
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    The young pines springing up in the corn-fields from year to year are to me a refreshing fact.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    In some withdrawn, unpublic mead
    Let me sigh upon a reed,
    Or in the woods, with leafy din,
    Whisper the still evening in:
    Some still work give me to do,—
    Only—be it near to you!
    For I’d rather be thy child
    And pupil, in the forest wild,
    Than be the king of men elsewhere,
    And most sovereign slave of care:
    To have one moment of thy dawn,
    Than share the city’s year forlorn.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)