The academic year.
The year 500 b.c.
A tax-reckoning year; a farming year.
A year from today.
A school year.
During this school year I have to get up at 6:30 to catch the bus.
Geneticists have created baker's yeast that can live to 800 in yeast years.
An example of a year is January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.
An example of a year in the Jewish calendar is the current year, 5772.
I'm feeling my years.
It's been years since we saw her.
- Every year or for many successive years.
- Each year.
- Every year.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of year
- Middle English yere from Old English gēar yēr- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English yeer, yere, from Old English Ä¡Ä“r, Ä¡Ä“ar (“year"), from Proto-Germanic *jÄ“rÄ… (“year"), from Proto-Indo-European *yÅro-, *yehâ‚ro- (“year, spring"), *yehâ‚r-. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Jier (“year"), West Frisian jier (“year"), Dutch jaar (“year"), German Jahr (“year"), Swedish Ã¥r (“year"), Icelandic Ã¡ri (“year"), Serbo-Croatian jÄr (“spring"), Ancient Greek á½¥ÏÎ± (hÅra, “year, season"), Avestan ð¬«ð¬ð¬ð¬† (yÄrÉ™, “year") and perhaps Albanian herÃ« (“time").