: a period of time (such as the usually 9-month period in which a school is in session) other than a calendar year
Examples of year in a Sentence
I haven't seen her in a year.
He quit smoking six years ago.
The job pays $45,000 a year.
She renews her lease every year.
We see them once or twice a year.
It feels like we've been standing in line for a year.
That team hasn't won in years.
It's been years since I've been on an airplane.
The work should be done by the end of the year.
She was born in the year 1967. See More
Recent Examples on the WebJust one year after creating the fencing company, Glidden sold his half of the business to the Washburn and Moen Manufacturing Company of Worcester, Massachusetts, according to Encyclopedia online.—Brittany Kasko, Fox News, 24 Nov. 2023 Looking back at the past year, however, there were signs that the partnership might be fraying.—Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 23 Nov. 2023 The prequel takes place 64 years before the events of The Hunger Games, which starred Jennifer Lawrence.—Christy Piña, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Nov. 2023 Construction is set to begin next year and could cost $2.2 million or more.—Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Nov. 2023 Thousands of kids a year are hospitalized with RSVr
RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis, a breathing problem that affects young children.—Dr. Jade Cobern, ABC News, 23 Nov. 2023 Falling gas prices come even as more than 55 million people are expected to hit the roads for Thanksgiving this year, marking the busiest turkey day travel rush in several years, according to AAA's estimate.—Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 23 Nov. 2023 Her trophy case also includes the 2019 Ballon d’Or Féminin, as the world’s best female soccer player, the 2019 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, the 2019 FIFA award for best female player in the world and a Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded last year.—Rebecca Cohen, NBC News, 12 Nov. 2023 Across greater Miami, there were 17.1 million hotel room nights sold in 2022, up 12.7 percent from the year before.—Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English yere, from Old English gēar; akin to Old High German jār year, Greek hōros year, hōra season, hour
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
The first known use of year was
before the 12th century