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 Team Youngkin posted a photo of the high school senior standing with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and placed it alongside a racist photo from Northam’s medical school yearbook. Washington Post, 22 Jan. 2022 Shanghai produces 6% of China's exports, according to the government's statistical yearbook for 2021, and factory closures in and around the city are further rattling supply chains. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 17 Apr. 2022 The yearbook will be available digitally alongside the film on March 29 on Blake Newby, Essence, 15 Mar. 2022 Others familiar with the situation but speaking on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak publicly said the person did not finish medical school and was not included in the yearbook. Washington Post, 9 Jan. 2022 Additional leadership roles include lead chief editor of sales for the ORAN (OHS yearbook), Leadership Board member of the Spanish Club and leading club officer for the Israeli Culture Club. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 21 Jan. 2022 There’s Hinton’s high school yearbook, and even a 1949 Plymouth Super Deluxe in the yard, a car just like the one Estevez’s character drove. Tommie Ethington, Rolling Stone, 5 Nov. 2021 Sometimes looking through your high-school yearbook can be as harrowing as facing a dragon. James Poniewozik, New York Times, 13 Jan. 2022 By studying these fresh cosmic yearbook photos, astronomers gain insight into each planet's unique weather patterns. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of yearbook

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Yearbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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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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