What is year?

  • (noun): A period of time containing 365 (or 366) days.
    Example: "In the year 1920"
    Synonyms: twelvemonth, yr
    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 ...
Guatemala City - Climate
... City is generally mild, almost springlike, throughout the course of the year ... The rainy season extends from May 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 ...
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 ... even after local calendars were aligned to the Julian calendar, they started the new year on different dates ... started on 29 August (30 August after an Alexandrian leap 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 Europe for naming years ...
"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 ...

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): 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"
    Synonyms: class

Famous quotes containing the word year:

    Mothers are not the nameless, faceless stereotypes who appear once a year on a greeting card with their virtues set to prose, but women who have been dealt a hand for life and play each card one at a time the best way they know how. No mother is all good or all bad, all laughing or all serious, all loving or all angry. Ambivalence rushes through their veins.
    Erma Bombeck (20th century)

    In certain savage tribes in New Guinea, they put the old people up in the trees and shake them once a year in the spring; if they don’t fall out they let them live another year.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    each year we see
    Breeds new beginnings, disappointments new;
    Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)