leap year Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “leap year” - English Dictionary

"leap year" in American English

See all translations

leap yearnoun [C]

 /ˈlip ˌyɪər/
a year, happening once every four years, that has 366 days and has February 29th as the extra day
(Definition of leap year from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"leap year" in British English

See all translations

leap yearnoun [C]

uk   /ˈliːp ˌjɪər/  us   /ˈliːp ˌjɪr/
a year that happens every four years and has an extra day on 29 February
(Definition of leap year from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “leap year”
in Arabic سَنة كَبيسة…
in Korean 윤년…
in Portuguese ano bissexto…
in Catalan any de traspàs…
in Japanese うるう年…
in Chinese (Simplified) 闰年…
in Turkish artık yıl…
in Russian високосный год…
in Chinese (Traditional) 閏年…
in Italian anno bisestile…
in Polish rok przestępny…
What is the pronunciation of leap year?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

droid

a robot (= a machine controlled by computer) that is made to look like a human

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More