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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
year (noun)
1.
a) the period of about 365/ solar days required for one revolution of the earth around the sun - 1 4
b) the time required for the apparent sun to return to an arbitrary fixed or moving reference point in the sky
c) the time in which a planet completes a revolution about the sun - two Mercury years
2.
a) a cycle in the Gregorian calendar of 365 or 366 days divided into 12 months beginning with January and ending with December
b) a period of time equal to one year of the Gregorian calendar but beginning at a different time
3.
a calendar year specified usually by a number - died in the year 1900
4.
a time or era having a special significance - their glory years
5.
a) 12 months that constitute a measure of age or duration - her 21st year often used in combination a year-old child
b) - age wise beyond her years , also the final stage of the normal life span
6.
a period of time (as the usually 9-month period in which a school is in session) other than a calendar year
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