UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈjɪər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/yɪr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(yēr)

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A year is a period of 365 or 366 days, beginning on the first day of January and ending on the last day of December.
We had an election last year.
A year is also any period of twelve months.
The school has been empty for ten years.
You can use year when you are mentioning the age of a person or thing.
She is now seventy-four years old.
My house is about 300 years old.
Be careful
When you use year to talk about age, you must use old after it. Don't say, for example, ‘She is now seventy-four years’.
➜ See old
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