time of year


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Noun1.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"
harvest time, harvest - the season for gathering crops
haying time, haying - the season for cutting and drying and storing grass as fodder
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
year - the period of time that it takes for a planet (as, e.g., Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun; "a Martian year takes 687 of our days"
autumn, fall - the season when the leaves fall from the trees; "in the fall of 1973"
spring, springtime - the season of growth; "the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring"; "he will hold office until the spring of next year"
summer, summertime - the warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox; "they spent a lazy summer at the shore"
winter, wintertime - the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox
rainy season - one of the two seasons in tropical climates
dry season - one of the two seasons in tropical climates
References in classic literature ?
But you can't tackle it at this time of year, with winter comin' on," he advised Saxon.
I haven't many by me at this time of year, but these shelves will be full--next summer.
This ain't no time of year to start farmin'," he added, glum and sullen.
It was the time of year when they should have been pairing, but not a thrush's nest was built except this big one, and so Solomon soon ran short of thrushes with which to supply the demand from the mainland.
But then it was such a dead time of year, no wild-fowl, no game, and the Lady Frasers were not in the country.
He assured us that they were good for one--better than medicine; in his country people lived on them at this time of year.
The day was wonderfully fine and--warm for the time of year.
There must be some poison in a lion's teeth, otherwise how is it that when your wounds are healed they break out again, generally, mark you, at the same time of year that you got your mauling?
To some few of the company it appeared rather a bold undertaking, considering the time of year, and that it had rained every day for the last fortnight;-- and Mrs.
Well, your honour," replied he, "I could not risk myself, my men, or my little boat of scarcely twenty tons on so long a voyage at this time of year.
Now," quoth Arthur a Bland to himself, when he had come to that part of the road that cut through a corner of the forest, "no doubt at this time of year the dun deer are coming from the forest depths nigher to the open meadow lands.
I am not cold, sir: I never sit here long at this time of year.