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years meaning

EN[ji.ə(ɹ)z] [jɜː(ɹ)z]
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    Definition of years in English Dictionary

  • NounBFyear
    1. plural of year.
      1. COL (hyperbolic) An unusually long time.
        1. It took years for the bus to come.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • My cell had blackwashed walls, and I spent the next year in almost total darkness.
        • This isn't some Podunk charge in some Podunk court. Charged with four counts of perjury and one of obstruction of justice, Bonds, if convicted, could be sentenced to a maximum of 30 years in prison.
        • New Zealand were crowned world champions for the first time in 24 years after squeezing past an inspired France team by a single point.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • year I was diagnosed with cervical cancer and had to pack in my job as a full-time cleaner as I needed chemo and radiotherapy
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • We are going to send our son away to live with his uncle in America for a year.
        • Gelifluction is prominent in periglacial regions where snow falls during six to eight months of the year.
        • Three Rangers won a Silver Slugger Award last year.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Noun forms
          • Noun plural forms
      Related Links:
      1. en yearsman
      2. en yearsmen
      3. en yearslong
      4. en yearsworth
      5. en years to date
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of years for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "years" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form.
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