1. a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days

- she is 4 years old

- in the year 1920

Similar word(s): twelvemonth

Definition categories: time, period

2. a period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity

- a school year

Definition categories: time, period

3. the period of time that it takes for a planet (as, e.g., Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun

- a Martian year takes 687 of our days

Definition categories: time, period

4. a body of students who graduate together

- she was in my year at Hoehandle High

Similar word(s): class

Definition categories: group, assemblage, gathering

Sentences with year as a noun:

- we moved to this town a year ago;

- Mars goes around the sun once in a Martian year, or 1.88 Earth years.

- A normal year has 365 full days, but there are 366 days in a leap year.

- I was born in the year 1950.

- This Chinese year is the year of the Rooster.

- During this school year I have to get up at 6:30 to catch the bus.

- Every second-year student must select an area of specialization.

- The exams in year 12 at high school are the most difficult.

- Geneticists have created baker's yeast that can live to 800 in yeast years.