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{adj: heliacal, heliac} pertaining to or near the sun; especially the first rising of a star after and last setting before its invisibility owing to its conjunction with the sun
"the heliacal rising of the Dog Star"
"the heliacal or Sothic year is determined by the heliacal rising of Sothis (the Egyptian name for the Dog Star)"

{adj: unsold} not disposed of by purchase
"the house has been on the market almost a year and is still unsold"
<-> sold

{adv: per annum, p.a., per year, each year, annually} by the year; every year (usually with reference to a sum of money paid or received)
"he earned $100,000 per annum"
"we issue six volumes per annum"

{adv: twofold, two times} by a factor of two
"the price increased twofold last year"

{n: Civil List} a sum of money voted by British Parliament each year for the expenses of the British royal family

{n: Islamic calendar, Muhammadan calendar, Mohammedan calendar, Moslem calendar, Muslim calendar} the lunar calendar used by Muslims; dates from 622 AD (the year of the Hegira); the beginning of the Muslim year retrogresses through the solar year completing the cycle every 32 years

{n: Jewish calendar, Hebrew calendar} (Judaism) the calendar used by the Jews; dates from 3761 BC (the assumed date of the creation of the world); a lunar year of 354 days is adjusted to the solar year by periodic leap years

{n: Julian calendar, Old Style calendar} the solar calendar introduced in Rome in 46 b.c. by Julius Caesar and slightly modified by Augustus, establishing the 12-month year of 365 days with each 4th year having 366 days and the months having 31 or 30 days except for February

{n: Kentucky Derby} an annual race for three-year-old horses; held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky

{n: United Self-Defense Force of Colombia, United Self-Defense Group of Colombia, Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia, AUC} a terrorist organization in Colombia formed in 1997 as an umbrella for local and regional paramilitary groups; is financed by earnings from narcotics and serves to protect the economic interests of its members
"the AUC conducted over 800 assassinations in one year"

{n: associate degree, associate} a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies

{n: baby, babe, infant} a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
"isn't she too young to have a baby?"

{n: by-catch, bycatch} unwanted marine creatures that are caught in the nets while fishing for another species
"thousands of dolphins and porpoises and whales are killed as part of the by-catch each year"

{n: eleven-plus, 11-plus} (formerly in England) an examination taken by 11 and 12 year old students to select suitable candidates for grammar school

{n: gross domestic product, GDP} measure of the United States economy adopted in 1991; the total market values of goods and services by produced by workers and capital within the United States borders during a given period (usually 1 year)

{n: holiday} a day on which work is suspended by law or custom
"no mail is delivered on federal holidays"
"it's a good thing that New Year's was a holiday because everyone had a hangover"

{n: kuru} a progressive disease of the central nervous system marked by increasing lack of coordination and advancing to paralysis and death within a year of the appearance of symptoms; thought to have been transmitted by cannibalistic consumption of diseased brain tissue since the disease virtually disappeared when cannibalism was abandoned

{n: leap year, intercalary year, 366 days, bissextile year} in the Gregorian calendar: any year divisible by 4 except centenary years not divisible by 400

{n: loss, red ink, red} the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
"the company operated at a loss last year"
"the company operated in the red last year"
<-> gain

{n: product, production} an artifact that has been created by someone or some process
"they improve their product every year"
"they export most of their agricultural production"

{n: roller coaster} anything characterized by abrupt and extreme changes (especially up and down)
"the economy has been on a roller coaster all year"

{n: season, time of year} one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
"the regular sequence of the seasons"

{n: season} a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field
"he celebrated his 10th season with the ballet company"
"she always looked forward to the avocado season"

{n: straight-line method, straight-line method of depreciation} (accounting) a method of calculating depreciation by taking an equal amount of the asset's cost as an expense for each year of the asset's useful life

{n: time} an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)
"he waited a long time"
"the time of year for planting"
"he was a great actor is his time"

{v: read} audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
"He is auditioning for `Julius Cesar' at Stratford this year"

{v: shadow, overshadow, dwarf} make appear small by comparison
"This year's debt dwarves that of last year"

{v: turn} get by buying and selling
"the company turned a good profit after a year"

{v: wet} make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating
"This eight year old boy still wets his bed"

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