great year

noun

Definition of 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 But 2020 has proven to be not such a great year for parties — and the 2020 harvest in California was challenging, to use an understatement. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "This Berkeley winemaker lost most of his 2020 red wines to smoke taint. So he fermented some pears," 19 Nov. 2020 Just as high-strung Mexico City is to New York, Guadalajara is Mexico’s equivalent of LA, complete with great year-round weather and a more relaxed atmosphere. Dan Koday, Travel + Leisure, "10 Up-and-Coming Destinations Around the World For LGBTQIA+ Travelers," 5 Sep. 2020 This evergreen viburnum has the shiniest leaves of any of the choices and looks great year-round. Dallas News, "Evergreen viburnum has many names — and many uses," 22 June 2020 Abundant big game, fishing, waterfowl, mining and seclusion make for great year-round reasons to get out and take in some fresh air on your piece of Eastern Oregon. Janet Eastman | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "On the market: 10 homes with acreage to spread out," 21 Mar. 2020 This should be a great year for new-car buyers, fans of new technology and exciting designs. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "These are the best, most interesting, important vehicles coming in 2020," 6 Jan. 2020 Though this has not been a great year for TCU overall, Patterson’s dominance of the Longhorns is as reliable as his propensity to sweat through a shirt no matter the temperature. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Week 9 observations: Writing off Oklahoma as College Football Playoff contender ridiculous," 31 Aug. 2019 Ultimately, that wasn't a great year for me, honestly. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles prospect Brenan Hanifee starting to see hard work pay off with overhauled pitch mix," 16 July 2019 This should be a great year for new-car buyers, fans of new technology and exciting designs. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "These are the best, most interesting, important vehicles coming in 2020," 6 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of great year

circa 1741, in the meaning defined above

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“Great year.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/great%20year. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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