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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Year  \Year\,  n.  [OE.  yer,  yeer,  [yogh]er,  AS  ge['a]r;  akin  to 
  OFries  i?r,  g?r,  D.  jaar,  OHG.  j[=a]r,  G.  jahr,  Icel.  [=a]r, 
  Dan.  aar,  Sw  [*a]r,  Goth.  j?r,  Gr  ?  a  season  of  the  year, 
  springtime,  a  part  of  the  day  an  hour,  ?  a  year,  Zend 
  y[=a]re  year.  [root]4,  279.  Cf  {Hour},  {Yore}.] 
  1.  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  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}). 
  Of  twenty  year  of  age  he  was  I  guess.  --Chaucer. 
  Note:  The  civil,  or  legal,  year,  in  England,  formerly 
  commenced  on  the  25th  of  March.  This  practice  continued 
  throughout  the  British  dominions  till  the  year  1752. 
  2.  The  time  in  which  any  planet  completes  a  revolution  about 
  the  sun;  as  the  year  of  Jupiter  or  of  Saturn. 
  3.  pl  Age,  or  old  age;  as  a  man  in  years.  --Shak. 
  {Anomalistic  year},  the  time  of  the  earth's  revolution  from 
  perihelion  to  perihelion  again  which  is  365  days,  6 
  hours,  13  minutes,  and  48  seconds. 
  {A  year's  mind}  (Eccl.),  a  commemoration  of  a  deceased 
  person,  as  by  a  Mass,  a  year  after  his  death.  Cf  {A 
  month's  mind},  under  {Month}. 
  {Bissextile  year}.  See  {Bissextile}. 
  {Canicular  year}.  See  under  {Canicular}. 
  {Civil  year},  the  year  adopted  by  any  nation  for  the 
  computation  of  time. 
  {Common  lunar  year},  the  period  of  12  lunar  months,  or  354 
  {Common  year},  each  year  of  365  days,  as  distinguished  from 
  leap  year. 
  {Embolismic  year},  or  {Intercalary  lunar  year},  the  period  of 
  13  lunar  months,  or  384  days. 
  {Fiscal  year}  (Com.),  the  year  by  which  accounts  are 
  reckoned,  or  the  year  between  one  annual  time  of 
  settlement,  or  balancing  of  accounts,  and  another. 
  {Great  year}.  See  {Platonic  year},  under  {Platonic}. 
  {Gregorian  year},  {Julian  year}.  See  under  {Gregorian},  and 
  {Leap  year}.  See  {Leap  year},  in  the  Vocabulary. 
  {Lunar  astronomical  year},  the  period  of  12  lunar  synodical 
  months,  or  354  days,  8  hours,  48  minutes,  36  seconds. 
  {Lunisolar  year}.  See  under  {Lunisolar}. 
  {Periodical  year}.  See  {Anomalistic  year},  above. 
  {Platonic  year},  {Sabbatical  year}.  See  under  {Platonic},  and 
  {Sidereal  year},  the  time  in  which  the  sun,  departing  from 
  any  fixed  star,  returns  to  the  same  This  is  365  days,  6 
  hours,  9  minutes,  and  9.3  seconds. 
  {Tropical  year}.  See  under  {Tropical}. 
  {Year  and  a  day}  (O.  Eng.  Law),  a  time  to  be  allowed  for  an 
  act  or  an  event,  in  order  that  an  entire  year  might  be 
  secured  beyond  all  question.  --Abbott. 
  {Year  of  grace},  any  year  of  the  Christian  era;  Anno  Domini; 
  A.  D.  or  a.  d. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sidereal  \Si*de"re*al\,  a.  [L.  sidereus,  from  sidus,  sideris  a 
  constellation,  a  star.  Cf  {Sideral},  {Consider},  {Desire}.] 
  1.  Relating  to  the  stars;  starry;  astral;  as  sidereal 
  2.  (Astron.)  Measuring  by  the  apparent  motion  of  the  stars; 
  designated,  marked  out  or  accompanied,  by  a  return  to  the 
  same  position  in  respect  to  the  stars;  as  the  sidereal 
  revolution  of  a  planet;  a  sidereal  day 
  {Sidereal  clock},  {day},  {month},  {year}.  See  under  {Clock}, 
  {Day},  etc 
  {Sideral  time},  time  as  reckoned  by  sideral  days,  or  taking 
  the  sidereal  day  as  the  unit,  the  time  elapsed  since  a 
  transit  of  the  vernal  equinox,  reckoned  in  parts  of  a 
  sidereal  day  This  is  strictly,  apparent  sidereal  time, 
  mean  sidereal  time  being  reckoned  from  the  transit,  not  of 
  the  true,  but  of  the  mean  equinoctial  point. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sothiac  \So"thi*ac\,  Sothic  \Soth"ic\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Sothis,  the  Egyptian  name  for  the  Dog 
  Star;  taking  its  name  from  the  Dog  Star;  canicular. 
  {Sothiac},  or  {Sothic},  {year}  (Chronol.),  the  Egyptian  year 
  of  365  days  and  6  hours,  as  distinguished  from  the 
  Egyptian  vague  year,  which  contained  365  days.  The  Sothic 
  period  consists  of  1,460  Sothic  years,  being  equal  to 
  1,461  vague  years.  One  of  these  periods  ended  in  July,  a. 
  d.  139. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  period  of  time  containing  365  (or  366)  days;  "she  is  4 
  years  old"  [syn:  {twelvemonth},  {yr}] 
  2:  a  period  of  time  occupying  a  regular  part  of  a  calendar  year 
  that  is  used  for  some  particular  activity;  "a  school  year" 
  3:  the  period  of  time  that  it  takes  for  a  planet  (as,  e.g., 
  Earth  or  Mars)  to  make  a  complete  revolution  around  the 
  sun;  "a  Martian  year  takes  687  of  our  days" 
  4:  a  body  of  students  who  graduate  together:  "the  class  of 
  '97";  "she  was  in  my  year  at  Hoehandle  High"  [syn:  {class}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  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. 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  YEAR,  n.  A  period  of  three  hundred  and  sixty-five  disappointments. 

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