year noun வருடம், ஆண்டு

1a period of 365 or 366 days from 1 January to 31 December. A year has twelve months and 52 weeks:

  • Where are you going on holiday this year?
  • ‘What year were you born?’ ‘1973.’
  • I left school last year.
2any period of twelve months:

  • I’ve known Chris for three years.
  • My son is five years old.
  • I have a five-year-old son.
  • I’ve got a two-year-old.
Be careful! You can say She’s ten or She’s ten years old (BUT NOT ‘She’s ten years’).
3(British) the level that a student is at in school or university:

  • I’m in year nine.
  • They’re third-year students.
all year round for the whole year:

  • The swimming pool is open all year round.

Look also at leap year and new year.

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