year·​long | \ ˈyir-ˈlȯŋ \

Definition of yearlong 

: lasting through a year

Examples of yearlong in a Sentence

She went on a yearlong sabbatical.

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The yearlong project added a bar, kitchen, bunk beds, pool table and five-car garage. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "America’s Enduring Love Affair With Barns," 22 Aug. 2018 Seattle’s Board of Park Commissioners Thursday unanimously recommended a yearlong project that would evaluate, collect data and require reporting to the Board on the status of allowing the bikes on trails. Michelle Baruchman, The Seattle Times, "Parks Board allows e-bikes on five Seattle trails," 16 July 2018 In a yearlong trial of 18,600 patients, 10 percent died from vascular causes, heart attack or stroke on Brilinta, while about 12 percent did on Plavix. Siddhartha Mukherjee, New York Times, "Can Doctors Choose Between Saving Lives and Saving a Fortune?," 3 Apr. 2018 Griffin’s paper describes several patterns uncovered in a yearlong period. Matt Robinson And Matthew Leising,, "Bitcoin's price has been manipulated with another cryptocurrency: tether, professor says," 13 June 2018 Jeff Kositsky, director of the city’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, explained that the tent clearing was the culmination of a yearlong effort in the Mission. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘He really loves the job’: Could SF interim Mayor Mark Farrell return?," 17 May 2018 The largest chunk of the students’ yearlong fundraising efforts is generated through the sale of Temple’s Broad Street Run team T-shirts. Maria Ceschan,, "How the Broad Street Run is helping my family heal after a suicide," 4 May 2018 It was outranked only by Falls Church, Virginia, a county equivalent that posted a 5.2 percent growth in population in that same yearlong period. Peggy O’hare, San Antonio Express-News, "Comal ranks second among nation’s fastest-growing counties," 21 Mar. 2018 The girls were only 12 and 15 years old during the assaults, which occurred over a yearlong period in 2014, the Associated Press reports. Cliff Pinckard,, "Ohio woman admits letting daughters be sexually assaulted for drug money," 12 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of yearlong

1813, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of yearlong

: lasting one year

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