What is year?

  • (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"
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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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Some articles on year:

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 ...
"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 ...
Guatemala City - Climate
... Guatemala City is generally mild, almost springlike, throughout the course of the year ... to October while the dry season covers the remainder of the year ... Month Jan 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... 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 period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity.
    Example: "A school year"
  • (noun): A period of time containing 365 (or 366) days.
    Example: "In the year 1920"
    Synonyms: twelvemonth, yr
  • (noun): A body of students who graduate together.
    Example: "She was in my year at Hoehandle High"
    Synonyms: class

Famous quotes containing the word year:

    Living more lives than one, knowing people of all classes, all shades of opinion, monarchists, republicans, socialists, anarchists, has had a salutary effect on my mind. If every year of my life, every month of the year, I had lived with reformers and crusaders I should be, by this time, a fanatic. As it is I have had such varied things to do, I have had so many different contacts that I am not even very much of a crank.
    Rheta Childe Dorr (1866–1948)

    The higher the mountain on which you stand, the less change in the prospect from year to year, from age to age. Above a certain height there is no change.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The absence on the panel of anyone who could become pregnant accidentally or discover her salary was five thousand dollars a year less than that of her male counterpart meant there was a hole in the consciousness of the committee that empathy, however welcome, could not entirely fill.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1953)