year·​book | \ ˈyir-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce yearbook (audio) \

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.

Recent Examples on the Web

Searches of other Mackenzie yearbooks yielded no other photos of Silvani. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "She was killed 37 years ago — and her friends just found out: 'She was my bridesmaid'," 7 June 2019 And other politicians around the South soon had their own explaining to do over yearbook images taken long ago. Alan Suderman, The Seattle Times, "Virginia governor finds ways to get beyond blackface scandal," 29 Mar. 2019 As the next in line of succession, Fairfax appeared poised in February to assume the governorship from Northam, who was facing calls to resign after apologizing for appearing in the yearbook photo and later withdrawing his apology. Ed O'keefe, CBS News, "Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax calls for criminal investigation into sexual assault allegations against him," 13 June 2019 In February, a blackface photo surfaced from Northam's medical school yearbook. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "'The nation is watching': Virginia governor orders special session on gun control after Virginia Beach shootings," 4 June 2019 According to authorities in Nevada, there was only one known photo of Silvani: a black and white head and shoulder shot of her from the 1966 Mackenzie High School yearbook. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "She was killed 37 years ago — and her friends just found out: 'She was my bridesmaid'," 7 June 2019 While that petition failed — in part because the yearbook apparently had been finalized — Lex and some friends continued gathering photos to make a memory book. Allison Ross, The Courier-Journal, "'When do you stop grieving?': JCPS suicides leave students, parents and staff struggling," 6 June 2019 School officials said the term should never have made it into the yearbook. Sawsan Morrar, sacbee, "Folsom student said ‘cracker’ in her senior quote – and sparked a debate about diversity," 4 June 2019 Many of us went along in the yearbook to the point of absurdity. Alvin Chang, Vox, "Every time Ford and Kavanaugh answered the question — and didn't answer the question," 28 Sep. 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
US : 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 How to pronounce yearbook (audio) \

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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