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.

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The 2018 yearbook, just released, has some interesting figures on the state of nukes. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. and Russia Are Shrinking Their Nuclear Arsenals—But China Isn't," 19 June 2018 The South Windsor building is currently being used by the Board of Education, however, the building took a trip back in time with old yearbooks, sports gear, photos, and more. Quoron Walker, Courant Community, "Town Remembers Ellsworth School," 16 May 2018 The students compete in photo contests, and serve the school's yearbook, newspaper and athletic programs. Kari Barnett,, "Butterfly release to support Faulk Center, Boca High photography on display," 7 May 2018 Jennings, who has spread the word online and to artists within the various cities, said the casting call-like sessions will be quick, requiring interested performers to fill out a form, which asks for a quote, much like a yearbook. Brittany Britto,, "Local photographer, drag king aims to document LGBTQ performer community in 'Queerbook'," 22 June 2018 Myra Lawson, executive director of the school’s alumni association, produced a yearbook from Mr. Roth’s 1950 graduating class. New York Times, "Philip Roth’s Newark, the Hometown He Never Really Left," 23 May 2018 Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, aka Arya Stark, definitely didn't go down the inspirational route when fan Rachael Wood asked her for help coming up with a yearbook quote. Carolin Lehmann, Seventeen, "Arya Stark's Yearbook Quote is Exactly What You'd Expect It to Be," 14 July 2015 The two-room tribute to the town has yearbooks, military items, flags and many pictures of life in the village over the decades. Michael Sangiacomo,, "Ohio Tiny Towns: Last living Johnny Appleseed tree is pride of Savannah (photos)," 6 May 2018 Alpha Schalk, a black lab, appears next to his owner Andrew (A.J.) Schalk on one page of the yearbook. Miranda Siwak, Good Housekeeping, "Teen's Service Dog Gets His Very Own Photo in the Yearbook," 25 May 2017

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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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