yearlong

adjective
year·​long | \ ˈyir-ˈlȯŋ How to pronounce yearlong (audio) \

Definition of yearlong

: lasting through a year

Examples of yearlong in a Sentence

She went on a yearlong sabbatical.
Recent Examples on the Web That ended a nearly yearlong effort by the U.S. to reach a political settlement with the Taliban, the group that protected al-Qaida extremists in Afghanistan, prompting U.S. military action after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Washington Post, "Trump visits troops in Afghanistan, reveals US-Taliban talks," 29 Nov. 2019 That ended a nearly yearlong effort by the U.S. to reach a political settlement with the Taliban, the group that protected al-Qaida extremists in Afghanistan, prompting U.S. military action after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. chicagotribune.com, "Trump makes his first visit to Afghanistan to thank troops on Thanksgiving," 28 Nov. 2019 That ended a nearly yearlong effort by the U.S. to reach a political settlement with the Taliban, the group that protected al Qaeda extremists in Afghanistan, prompting U.S. military action after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Jill Colvin, SFChronicle.com, "President Trump in Afghanistan for surprise Thanksgiving visit," 28 Nov. 2019 That ended a nearly yearlong effort by the U.S. to reach a political settlement with the Taliban, the group that protected al-Qaida extremists in Afghanistan, prompting U.S. military action after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Jill Colvin, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump stops in Afghanistan for surprise Thanksgiving visit," 28 Nov. 2019 That ended a nearly yearlong effort by the U.S. to reach a political settlement with the Taliban, the group that protected al-Qaida extremists in Afghanistan, prompting U.S. military action after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Arkansas Online, "Trump in Afghanistan for surprise Thanksgiving visit," 28 Nov. 2019 Today, The Oregonian/OregonLive published the results of its yearlong investigation showing housing authorities nationally failed to protect low-income tenants from radon, a radioactive gas. Oregonlive.com, oregonlive, "Radon, public housing, Portland: Tell us your stories," 22 Nov. 2019 That finding comes from a yearlong investigation by affiliates of Alabama Media Group’s corporate parent, Advance Local, led by The Oregonian/OregonLive in Portland. al, "Public housing in Huntsville shows elevated levels of radon, investigation finds," 22 Nov. 2019 The Carroll County Health Department is accepting intake appointments for people interested in a free yearlong class on preventing type 2 diabetes through lifestyle changes. Jon Kelvey, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carroll County Health Department to offer free courses to combat prediabetes," 20 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of yearlong

1813, in the meaning defined above

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“Yearlong.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yearlong. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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yearlong

adjective
How to pronounce yearlong (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of yearlong

: lasting one year

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