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 The list reads like a yearbook signed by all of our best (fashion) friends; from heavyweight retailers like Anthropologie or Free People to athletic labels like Adidas or Hoka One One and more niche imprints like Kule or Khaite. Emily Ruane,, "Say Goodbye To Cardboard Guilt With A New Sustainable-Shipping Platform," 8 Apr. 2021 Cox noted that McAuliffe was among those who called on Northam to resign after a scandal exploded in early 2019 over a racist photo in Northam's medical school yearbook. Sarah Rankin, Star Tribune, "Northam endorses predecessor McAuliffe for Virginia governor," 8 Apr. 2021 Right now, EBay lists a 1945 high school yearbook from the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho for $3,250. Los Angeles Times, "Column: EBay takes Manzanar sketches off the auction block after Japanese American groups object," 7 Apr. 2021 Melanie Perkins has come a long way since founding a high school yearbook business in 2006. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Aussie design startup Canva’s valuation balloons to $15 billion," 6 Apr. 2021 The North Mesquite High School yearbook staff was in overdrive, rushing to finalize all the glossy pages of their 160-page book by the rapidly approaching deadline. Talia Richman, Dallas News, "Inside a Texas high school’s race to finish its pandemic yearbook," 2 Apr. 2021 The two couples have grown close over the past year—reminiscing over an old yearbook, baking treats for each another, exchanging gifts at the holidays, and even helping Mr. Catania secure a vaccine appointment recently. Anne Marie Chaker, WSJ, "The Neighborhood Bonds That Will Outlast the Pandemic," 30 Mar. 2021 However, the one exception may indeed be when that cover is on a yearbook, which inherently captures a moment in time. John Benson, cleveland, "Greenbriar Middle School sixth grader’s ‘Be Kind’ design wins yearbook cover contest," 11 Mar. 2021 My yearbook students are completing the book virtually again this year. Chronicle Digital Team, San Francisco Chronicle, "Hundreds of people wrote to us about school reopening in the Bay Area. Here are their stories," 11 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of yearbook

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Apr 2021

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“Yearbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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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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