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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... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... City is generally mild, almost springlike, throughout the course of the year ... 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 ...
... The Roman calendar began the year on 1 January, and this remained the start of the year after the Julian reform ... 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): 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 body of students who graduate together.
Example: "She was in my year at Hoehandle High"
Famous quotes containing the word year:
“look the spangles
that sleep all the year in a dark box
dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine,
the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads,
put up your little arms
and ill give them all to you to hold”
—E.E. (Edward Estlin)
“I know not whether Laws be right
Or whether Laws be wrong;
All that we know who live in gaol
Is that the wall is strong;
And that each day is like a year,
A year whose days are long.”
—Oscar Wilde (18541900)
“Next year we shall be living in a country
That brought its soldiers home for lack of money.”
—Philip Larkin (19221986)