|1.||[ noun ] a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days|
"she is 4 years old" "in the year 1920"
|Related terms:||time_period fiscal_year calendar_year common_year leap_year church_year off_year year_of_grace new_year off_year annum y2k Holy_Year wanderjahr decade|
|2.||[ noun ] a period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity|
"a school year"
|Related terms:||time_period school_year|
|3.||[ noun ] (astronomy) 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"
|Related terms:||time_period anomalistic_year solar_year lunar_year sidereal_year season month|
|4.||[ noun ] (education) a body of students who graduate together|
: "the class of '97" "she was in my year at Hoehandle High"
|Related terms:||gathering graduating_class senior_class sophomore_class freshman_class junior_class|