leap year


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leap year

n.
1. A year in the Gregorian calendar having 366 days, with the extra day, February 29, intercalated to compensate for the quarter-day difference between an ordinary year and the astronomical year.
2. An intercalary year in a calendar.

leap year

n
(Units) a calendar year of 366 days, February 29 (leap day) being the additional day, that occurs every four years (those whose number is divisible by four) except for century years whose number is not divisible by 400. It offsets the difference between the length of the solar year (365.2422 days) and the calendar year of 365 days

leap′ year`


n.
1. (in the Gregorian calendar) a year that contains 366 days, with February 29 as an additional day: occurring in years whose last two digits are evenly divisible by four, except for centenary years not divisible by 400.
2. a year in any calendar in which there are extra days or months. Compare common year.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leap year - in the Gregorian calendar: any year divisible by 4 except centenary years divisible by 400leap year - in the Gregorian calendar: any year divisible by 4 except centenary years divisible by 400
twelvemonth, year, yr - a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days; "she is 4 years old"; "in the year 1920"
Translations
přestupný rok
skudår
karkausvuosi
prestupna godina
szökõévszökőév
hlaupár
うるう年
윤년
priestupný rok
prestopno leto
skottår
ปีที่มีวันที่ ๒๙ กุมภาพันธ์
năm nhuận

leap year

nSchaltjahr nt

leap year

nanno bisestile

leap

(liːp) past tense, past participles leapt (lept) , (especially American) leaped verb
1. to jump. He leapt into the boat.
2. to jump over. The dog leapt the wall.
3. to rush eagerly. She leaped into his arms.
noun
an act of leaping. The cat jumped from the roof and reached the ground in two leaps.
ˈleap-frog noun
a game in which one person vaults over another's bent back, pushing off from his hands.
leap year
every fourth year, which consists of 366 days, February having 29, ie 1996, 2000, 2004 etc.
by leaps and bounds
extremely rapidly and successfully. improving by leaps and bounds.

leap year

سَنَةٌ كَبِيسَةٌ přestupný rok skudår Schaltjahr δίσεκτο έτος año bisiesto karkausvuosi année bissextile prestupna godina anno bisestile うるう年 윤년 schrikkeljaar skuddår rok przestępny ano bissexto високосный год skottår ปีที่มีวันที่ ๒๙ กุมภาพันธ์ artık yıl năm nhuận 闰年
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