What is year?

  • (noun): A body of students who graduate together.
    Example: "She was in my year at Hoehandle High"
    Synonyms: class
    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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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 ... were aligned to the Julian calendar, they started the new year on different dates ... 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 ...
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 ...
"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 ... 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 (82.6) 28.7 (83.7) 28.2 (82.8) 27.8 (82.0 ...

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 period of time containing 365 (or 366) days.
    Example: "In the year 1920"
    Synonyms: twelvemonth, yr
  • (noun): A period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity.
    Example: "A school year"

Famous quotes containing the word year:

    Ring out the old, ring in the new,
    Ring happy bells, across the snow:
    The year is going, let him go;
    Ring out the false, ring in the true.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be, he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair, from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    And year by year our memory fades
    From all the circle of the hills.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)