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 Loreto is a great year-round fishing destination, and the Sea of Cortez is teeming with tuna, marlin, mahi-mahi, yellowtail, sea bass and more. Roger Sands, Forbes, 9 Oct. 2021 Docs are a great year-round shoe, but fall is the best time to pair them with my favorite jeans and dresses. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, 28 Sep. 2021 The scent is a soothing blend of bamboo mingled with a variety of white florals and sparkling citrus scents that’s perfect to set the mood on a warm summer night, but also a great year-round pick. Sholeen Damarwala, Forbes, 23 June 2021 Of course, 2020 wasn’t a great year for that, as most air shows were canceled. Eric Adams, Popular Mechanics, 11 Apr. 2021 In 1994, a generally great year for Republicans, he was soundly beaten by Paul Sarbanes, the incumbent Democrat. New York Times, 25 Mar. 2021 Models that have been great year after year, such as the Chevy Suburban large SUV, the Honda Civic compact car, the Mazda MX-5 Miata sports car, and the Ram 1500 full-size pickup have earned repeat spots—including this year. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 23 Feb. 2021 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, 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, 5 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of great year

circa 1741, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of great year was circa 1741

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17 Oct 2021

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“Great year.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/great%20year. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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