1.a body of students who graduate together
e.g. the class of '97
she was in myyear at Hoehandle High
2.the period of time that it takes for a planet (as, e.g., Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun
e.g. a Martianyear takes 687 of our days
3.a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days
e.g. she is 4 years old
in theyear 1920
4.a period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity
e.g. a schoolyear
Ayear is a period of twelve months or 365 or 366 days, beginning on the first of January and ending on the thirty-first of December.
e.g. Theyear was 1840...
e.g. We had an election lastyear.
Ayear is any period of twelve months.
e.g. The museums attract more than two and a half million visitors ayear...
e.g. She's done quite a bit of work this pastyear...
Year is used to refer to the age of a person. For example, if someone or something is twentyyears old or twentyyears of age, they have lived or existed for twenty years.
e.g. He's 58 years old...
e.g. I've been in trouble since I was eleven years of age...
A schoolyear or academicyear is the period of time in each twelve months when schools or universities are open and students are studying there. In Britain and the United States, the school year starts in September.
e.g. ...the 1990/91 academicyear...
e.g. The twins didn't have to repeat their secondyear at school.
You can refer to someone who is, for example, in their first year at school or university as a firstyear.
e.g. The first years and second years got a choice of French, German and Spanish.
A financial or businessyear is an exact period of twelve months which businesses or institutions use as a basis for organizing their finances.
e.g. He announced big tax increases for the next two financial years...
e.g. The company admits it will make a loss for theyear ending September.
You can useyears to emphasize that you are referring to a long time.
e.g. I haven' laughed so much in years...
e.g. It took me years to fully recover...
You can refer to the time you spend in a place or doing an activity as youryears there or youryears of doing that activity.
e.g. The joy turned to tragedy during his years in Cyprus.
e.g. ...his years as Director of the Manchester City Art Gallery.
9. see also: calendar year;fiscal year
If something happensyear after year, it happens regularly every year.
e.g. Regulars returnyear afteryear...
e.g. You keep on amazing me,year afteryear, the same old ways.
If something changesyear by year, it changes gradually each year.
e.g. This problem has increasedyear byyear...
e.g. The department has been shrinkingyear byyear because of budget cuts.
If something happensyear in ,year out, it happens every year without changing and is often boring.
e.g. Year in,year out, nothing changes...
e.g. With stockbroking it was the same thing,year inyear out.
You can saya man of his years ora woman of her years to refer to that person's age in relation to something else you are talking about.
e.g. He was moving with surprising speed for a man of his years...
e.g. A young man of his years needed to have a separate room.
If you say that something such as an experience or a way of dressinghas put years on someone, you mean that it has made them look or feel much older.
e.g. I always turn adversity and defeat into victories, but it's probably put ten years on me.
If you say something happensall year round orall the year round, it happens continually throughout the year.
e.g. Town gardens are ideal because they produce flowers nearly allyear round...
e.g. Drinking and driving is a problem all theyear round.
If you say that something such as an experience or a way of dressinghas taken years off someone, you mean that it has made them look or feel much younger.
e.g. Changing your hairstyle can take ten years off you.
17. donkey's years -> see donkey
A：When can you effect shipment? I'm terribly worried about late shipment.
B：We can effect shipment in December or early nextyear at the latest.
A：What are you going to do for youryear abroad, Tim?
B：Study study study! I want to learn a lot.
A：You’re going to take courses?
B：Yes, I’m going to take some university courses there.
B：Yes, but I think it’s probably for the best.
A：Won’t you get lonely?
B：Hey, I’m a pretty cool guy; I’ll make friends. And I’ll have a lot of extra-curricular activities too. You know, like fencing or theater or something.
A：How are your stocks doing, Jim?
B：Oh, all right. I lost a bunch of money in the last two years, but thisyear has been pretty good.
A：Yeah. I lost money investing in the Internet, too.
B：Just goes to show that you should buy companies, not ideas.
A：I changed my strategy around too. I invest in good companies now.
B：Yeah, me too. Did you hear about Frank?
A：No, what happened?
B：He lost his kids’ college money day trading.
A：Oh, boy. His wife can’t be happy about that.
1. year after year : 年复一年地, 年年, 每年；
2. for years : 多年以来, 好多年；
3. all the year round : 一年到头；
4. year in year out : 年复一年地, 始终, 不断地；
5. from year to year : 年年；
The Martian year is 687 earth days long.出自：Scientific American
误 It's year since they met each other.
正 It's years since they met each other.
析 要表示“很多年,很长时间”, year要用复数形式。一个天分很高的12岁女孩最近被这所大学录取了。
误 A highly talented twelve-years-old girl was recently admitted to this university.
正 A highly talented twelve-year-old girl was recently admitted to this university.
析 表示“岁数”用...year old,但如果这个短语用作前置定语,那么名词year要用单数形式,而且单词用连字符,构成一个合成形容词。这所学校是1932年创办的。
误 This school was founded in the year of 1932.
正 This school was founded in the year 1932.
误 My youngest sister is only five years.
正 My youngest sister is only five.
正 My youngest sister is only five years old.
正 My youngest sister is only five years of age.
误 How old are you this year?
正 How old are you?
析 汉语中常说“你今年多大年纪?”,但英语却不习惯用this year。这个省的粮食产量逐年增加。
误 The grain output in this province has increased year after year.
正 The grain output in this province has increased year by year.
析 year after year(年复一年)和year by year(逐年的)的区别在于:后者含有“比较”的意义。
Within a fewyears, street sales of newspapers would be commonplace in eastern cities.
She has been a radio TV reporter for manyyears.
When I was 15years old, I learned how to be a carpenter.
7% increase in the number of students taking a gapyear
1. The weather is so good here that we can swim all (the)year round.
1. He's twenty years of age.
2. On January 1st, the NewYear begins.
3. We haven't seen him thisyear.
4. She migrated to Australia years ago.