year·book | \ˈyir-ˌbu̇k \

Definition of yearbook 

1 : a book published yearly as a report or summary of statistics or facts : annual

2 : a school publication that is compiled usually by a graduating class and that serves as a record of the year's activities

Examples of yearbook in a Sentence

They signed each other's yearbooks.

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Like most of these yearbooks, the magazine takes a crack at predicting all 39 bowl games, including the two College Football Playoff semifinals as well as the national championship game. Matt Murschel,, "A guide to top college football preview magazines," 13 July 2018 The arrangement offered the students the chance to maintain their place among the top students in the school while letting them take classes that would have lowered their grade-point averages, such as yearbook or band. Lois K. Solomon,, "Former Boca Raton High principal demoted for letting students audit classes," 4 May 2018 The controversial photo appeared in the Cape Fear High School yearbook, in a section devoted to senior students, reported Spectrum News. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "NC school district regrets teen's yearbook photo with gun and Confederate flag shirt | Charlotte Observer," 10 May 2018 Many of us who lived it (and have the yearbook photos to prove it) swore off the firm-hold hairspray years ago. Djuna Bel, Glamour, "It's Time to Give '80s Beauty Another Shot," 28 June 2018 Privacy - Terms The school pulled the yearbooks upon the discovery, the Associated Press said. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, "Student used quote in yearbook. ‘Horrified’ principal learned of its origins, Mass. officials say," 14 June 2018 At first glance, these high school yearbook photos from identical twins Marcus and Malcolm Williams shouldn't really be a cause for confusion. D. Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Twins Share High School Yearbook Switcheroo on Twitter," 6 June 2018 High school senior and makeup extraordinaire Kevin Kodra just posted the most perfect, mesmerizing yearbook photo we ever did see! Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "This Senior Woke Up at 4 A.M. to Do His Picture Day Makeup and He Looked Ah-Mazing," 3 May 2018 University of Houston spokesman Chris Stripes shared two other yearbook photos of Turner receiving an award for Outstanding Contribution to Campus Activities and another of him as a chairperson for the school's Black Student Union. Fernando Alfonso Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's University of Houston yearbook photo pops up on Reddit," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of yearbook

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of yearbook

: a book about a particular topic (such as sports or news) that is published each year

: a book that is published by a school each year and that shows the activities at the school during that year


year·book | \ˈyir-ˌbu̇k \

Kids Definition of yearbook

1 : a book published once a year especially as a report or summary of a certain topic (as new discoveries in science)

2 : a publication that shows a school's current students and staff and the activities that took place during the school year

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