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Noun: year  yeer
  1. A period of time containing 365 (or 366) days
    "she is 4 years old"; "in the year 1920";
    - twelvemonth, yr
     
  2. A period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity
    "a school year"
     
  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"
     
  4. A body of students who graduate together
    "she was in my year at Hoehandle High";
    - class

Type of: assemblage, gathering, period, period of time, time period

Part of: decade, decennary, decennium

Encyclopedia: Year