The time of the apparent revolution of the sun trough the ecliptic; the period occupied by the earth in making its revolution around the sun, called the astronomical year; also, a period more or less nearly agreeing with this, adopted by various nations as a measure of time, and called the civil year; as, the common lunar year of 354 days, still in use among the Mohammedans; the year of 360 days, etc
Annus magnus The Chaldaic astronomers observed that the fixed stars shift their places at about the rate of a degree in seventy-two years, according to which calculation they will perform one revolution in 25,920 years, at the end of which time they will return to their as you were This revolution of the fixed stars is the annus magnus The Egyptians made it 30,000 years, and the Arabians 49,000 (See Abulhasan's Meadows of Gold ) For a year and a day In law many acts are determined by this period of time- e g if a person wounded does not die within a year and a day, the offender is not guilty of murder; if an owner does not claim an estray within the same length of time, it belongs to the lord of the manor; a year and a day is given to prosecute appeals, etc
donkey's years: see donkey. Time required for the Earth to travel once around the Sun, slightly less than 365 1 4 days. This fractional number makes necessary the periodic adjustment of days in any calendar that is to be kept in step with the seasons. In the Gregorian calendar, a common year contains 365 days, and every fourth year is a leap year of 366 days except for any year that is divisible by 100 but not divisible by 400 (e.g., 1900 was not a leap year). Year III Constitution of the Year VIII Five Year Plans light year New Year's Day Year 2000 bug Hundred Years' War Seven Years' War Thirty Years' War
Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun; "a Martian year takes 687 of our days" a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days; "she is 4 years old"; "in the year 1920" a period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity; "a school year
If you say something happens all year round or all the year round, it happens continually throughout the year. Town gardens are ideal because they produce flowers nearly all year round Drinking and driving is a problem all the year round
Heb shanah, meaning "repetition" or "revolution" (Gen 1: 14; 5: 3) Among the ancient Egyptians the year consisted of twelve months of thirty days each, with five days added to make it a complete revolution of the earth round the sun The Jews reckoned the year in two ways, (1) according to a sacred calendar, in which the year began about the time of the vernal equinox, with the month Abib; and (2) according to a civil calendar, in which the year began about the time of the autumnal equinox, with the month Nisan The month Tisri is now the beginning of the Jewish year
A school year or academic year is the period of time in each twelve months when schools or universities are open and students are studying there. In Britain and the United States, the school year starts in September. the 1990/91 academic year The twins didn't have to repeat their second year at school
For centuries, Egyptians employed two separate calendars: a lunar calendar that spanned 12 lunar cycles (and thus was about 11 days shorter than our solar year) and a 365-day solar calendar that included 12 months, each with three 10-day weeks The 365-day calendar was the world's first calendar based on the true length of the year In 46 BC, Julius Caesar used the Egyptian solar calendar as the basis for a reformed Roman calendar; with minor revisions, this calendar is still used today The solar year began with the appearance of Sirius, around the time of the summer solstice and the onset of the annual flood Believed to the embodiment of the goddess Isis, Sirius was viewed as "a feminine sun that coaxes the Nile out of its source hole to provide life to living people "
A year is a period of twelve months or 365 or 366 days, beginning on the first of January and ending on the thirty-first of December. The year was 1840 We had an election last year. the number of people on the planet by the year 2050. see also leap year
A year of game time is a standardized unit of time that is constant throughout the universe All distances and star system coordinates are expressed in light years, and all speeds expressed as fractions of the speed of light Thus, for the purposes of mathematical calculations, the speed of light is equal to 1
Year is used to refer to the age of a person. For example, if someone or something is twenty years old or twenty years of age, they have lived or existed for twenty years. He's 58 years old I've been in trouble since I was eleven years of age This column is ten years old today
A financial or business year is an exact period of twelve months which businesses or institutions use as a basis for organizing their finances. He announced big tax increases for the next two financial years The company admits it will make a loss for the year ending September
In common usage, the year consists of 365 days, and every fourth year (called bissextile, or leap year) of 366 days, a day being added to February on that year, on account of the excess above 365 days (see Bissextile)
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