Definition of Years in English :

Define Years in English

Years meaning in English

Meaning of Years in English

Pronunciation of Years in English

Years pronunciation in English

Pronounce Years in English


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1. age, eld, geezerhood, old age, years

a late time of life

Example Sentences:
'old age is not for sissies'
'he's showing his years'
'age hasn't slowed him down at all'
'a beard white with eld'
'on the brink of geezerhood'

2. age, long time, years

a prolonged period of time

Example Sentences:
'we've known each other for ages'
'I haven't been there for years and years'

3. days, years

the time during which someone's life continues

Example Sentences:
'the monarch's last days'
'in his final years'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of years
plural noun
a long time
It took me years to recover.
I haven't laughed so much in years.
2.  for years
time; period
The joy turned to tragedy during his years in Cyprus.
his years as Director of the Manchester City Art Gallery
4.  the years of sth
age, esp old age
A young man of his years needed to have a separate room.
He was moving with surprising speed for a man of his years.
6.  to put years on someone
7.  to take years off sb

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see synonyms of years
1. Any of various calendrical units based on the time the earth takes to revolve once around the sun, especially:
a. In the Gregorian calendar, a period beginning on January 1 and ending on December 31, consisting of 365 or 366 days in 12 months. Also called calendar year.
b. A period of 365 or 366 days used as the basis for another calendar such as the Julian calendar.
c. A period of 12 or 13 lunar months in a lunisolar calendar such as the Jewish calendar.
d. A period of 12 lunar months in a lunar calendar such as the Islamic calendar.
2. A sidereal year.
3. A solar year.
4. A period of about a year: We were married a year ago.
5. A period equal to the calendar year but beginning on a different date: a tax-reckoning year; a farming year.
6. An annually recurring period devoted to a special activity: the academic year.
7. years Age, especially old age: I'm feeling my years.
8. years An indefinitely long period of time: it's been years since we saw her.

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