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: the end of usually the fiscal year


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: made, occurring, or existing at the year-end
a year-end report

Examples of year-end in a Sentence

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Walmart won't release any information about its Christmas shopping sales results until its year-end earnings report in mid-February. Staff and Wire Reports,, 25 Nov. 2023 Billboard’s year-end music recaps represent aggregated metrics for each artist, title, label and music contributor on the weekly charts from Nov. 19, 2022, through Oct. 21, 2023. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, 21 Nov. 2023 Also account for expenses such as holiday decorations, greeting cards and year-end tips for teachers and building staff. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 20 Nov. 2023 Clissold highlighted to Fortune that in years when the S&P 500 has risen overall but pulled back during the fall, a year-end rally ensues. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 18 Nov. 2023 If the bill passes the legislature before the year-end, the dog meat ban would come into full effect in 2027. Min Joo Kim, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023 In his scope as global editorial director, Welch has unified many international versions of the celebration so that all take place in the same year-end window. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 16 Nov. 2023 According to the bank, year-end net cash could stand at EUR700 million-EUR1.2 billion, which would be enough to retain the investment-grade rating without an equity raise. WSJ, 15 Nov. 2023 From Easter celebration get togethers to summer cookouts and year-end holiday dinners, the act of gathering with food amongst kin is a ritualistic tradition amongst Black families. Chanda Reynolds, Essence, 15 Nov. 2023
Birmingham police only have to report criminal homicides to the FBI for year-end statistical review. Carol Robinson |, al, 22 Mar. 2023 Global recorded-music revenue growth slowed down dramatically in 2022 but still was up 9% according to the year-end report from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s released Tuesday. Jem Aswad, Variety, 21 Mar. 2023 Martin Gruenberg, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., recently estimated that banks faced $620 billion in paper losses at year-end 2022. Mickey D. Levy, WSJ, 20 Mar. 2023 On a year-end earnings call in 2022, Novo Nordisk cited worldwide market growth of fifty per cent, with almost forty thousand new Wegovy prescriptions being written every week. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, 20 Mar. 2023 His year-end bonus from the PAC, an additional payment, rose from $2,000 in 2021 to $3,000. Rosalind S. Helderman, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Josh Dawsey, Shane Harris, Ashley Parker, Devlin Barrett, The Washington Post, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Mar. 2023 At year-end, Citibank held almost 19% of its assets in cash. Gretchen Morgenson, NBC News, 16 Mar. 2023 The company’s inventory increased 9.5% and at the year-end was $1.26 billion. Walter Loeb, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 The single spent three weeks atop the list in 1995 and finished as the year-end No. 1 song on the Hot 100. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 16 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1872, in the meaning defined above


1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of year-end was in 1872

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“Year-end.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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