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Noun: years  yeerz
  1. A late time of life
    "he's showing his years";
    - old age, age, eld, geezerhood
  2. A prolonged period of time
    "I haven't been there for years and years";
    - long time, age, yonks [Brit, informal], lifetime [], donkey's years [Brit, informal]
  3. The time during which someone's life continues
    "in his final years";
    - days
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, life, period, period of time, time of life, time period

Part of: decade, decennary, decennium

Encyclopedia: Years, Continents, Bloodshed

Year, Christian