from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lasting one year.

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  • adj. Lasting one year, or approximately so; of or relating to a timespan of one year.
  • adj. Which lasts throughout every year; which is not seasonal
  • adv. Per year (mostly used to discuss animal farming)
  • adv. Throughout every year; not seasonally

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lasting or continuing a year.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lasting through a year


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year +‎ -long


  • Even if the compromise doesn't break a yearlong deadlock over political control of Lebanon, it does seem to mark an important shift in U.S.

    U.S. Seems to Soften Syria Stance

  • The president -- whose earlier peace efforts accomplished little -- insisted that Middle East peace "will not come through statements and resolutions" at the world body and put the onus on the two sides to break a yearlong impasse and return to peace talks.

    Reuters: Top News

  • A convict with a record of violent crimes against women was charged Tuesday with the 2007 slaying of a transgender prostitute, the first in what authorities described as a yearlong series of attacks targeting San Francisco's transgender sex workers.

    Examiner California Headlines

  • Matasar's pep talk kicked off a two-day conference called "Future Ed: New Business Models for U.S. and Global Legal Education" -- the first event in what organizers call a yearlong - Newswire

  • Mr. Obama also suggested that some initiatives designed to stimulate the economy in the short term should be included in a final deal, singling out a yearlong extension of the payroll tax break for employees, which expires in January.

    Obama Targets Tax Breaks

  • Hölzle, still wary, accepted the offer but kept his position at UCSB by taking a yearlong leave.

    In the Plex

  • She said the city is starting work now on a yearlong study of how to improve bus service to LaGuardia International Airport.

    City Drives New Debate On Traffic

  • A yearlong shortage of thiopental has delayed executions and prompted states to acquire foreign-made batches of the drug.

    Alabama Hands Over Execution Drug to Federal Authorities

  • The outcome of the yearlong debate could reverberate through national security policies, ranging from the number of people the United States ultimately detains to decisions about who may be lawfully selected for killing using drones.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Inside Baseball on Obama Legal Team Deliberations on National Security

  • Now, the spy agency will carry out aggressive drone strikes itself alongside the military campaign, which has been stepped up in recent weeks after a nearly yearlong hiatus

    CIA Plans Yemen Drone Strikes


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