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year

noun [C]
 
 
/jɪər/
PERIOD OF TIME A1 a period of 12 months, or 365 or 366 days, especially from 1 January to 31 December: last year/next year He joined the company a year ago.Specific periods of timeYears and yearly
the academic/financial, etc year A2 the period of a year that is used by universities/businesses, etc to organize their activitiesSpecific periods of timeYears and yearly
be two/twelve/37, etc years old A1 to be a particular age: Her son is six years old.Describing age and birthdays
a two-/twelve-/37-, etc year-old someone who is a particular ageDescribing age and birthdays
STUDENTS UK a group of students who start college or a course together: He was in my year at school.Students and pupils
years B1 a long time: I haven't seen Linda for years. →  See also for donkey's years , leap year , new year Years and yearly
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