great year


: the period of about 25,800 years required for one complete cycle of the equinoxes around the ecliptic

Examples of great year in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After eight great years in Detroit and 13 overall, Cabrera had showed signs of decline when the Tigers gave him an eight-year extension in 2016. Chuck Murr, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Here's a list of who should win Jimmy Kimmel returns as host of the Oscars For one thing, 2023 was a great year for movies. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 7 Mar. 2024 The 96th Academy Awards show felt like a real celebration, in a great year for movies — nearly all 10 of the Best Picture nominees were keepers. Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone, 11 Mar. 2024 Nvidia isn’t the only chip manufacturer having a great year. Melvin Backman, Quartz, 11 Mar. 2024 Rodriguez had a great year in the second half last year. Matt Weyrich, Baltimore Sun, 2 Feb. 2024 This year the Oscars really did celebrate a great year for movies. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 11 Mar. 2024 Other guys have had great years statistically as well. Gary Bedore, Kansas City Star, 7 Mar. 2024 With big films like Barbie, 2023 might seem like a great year for female lead blockbusters, but in reality, the numbers don’t match. Rosa Escandon, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1741, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of great year was circa 1741

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“Great year.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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