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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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For "Diary of a Leap Year," Sfeir-Semler has been divided between light and dark and scattered with video and still images.
That means, in general, every year that's divisible by four is a leap year.
The good thing is, when it's a leap year, I get away with saying it's my birthday both on the 28th and 29th, and manage to go out for meals, eat unhealthily and drink lots of wine for twice as long as a person with a normal birthday
In Abu Dhabi, Burjeel Hospital welcomed leap year baby Khalifa Mohammad Al Hammadi, who was delivered by Caesarean section at 8am.
A leap year was first created by Julius Caesar who added an extra day every four years to his Julian calendar so that it kept pace with the seasons.
And the best thing is, when it is a leap year, I have a bigger get-together.
It seems the folklore belief of waiting until a leap year to propose is on the decline, as the survey highlighted that 62% of women wouldn't wait until a leap year if they did decide to take the plunge and propose.
So 2000 was a leap year under the Gregorian calendar, as was 1600.
So, we enter this leap year with a degree of uncertainty.
England's Alf Gover, who was born in the leap year of 1908, died in 2001.
Entering its second season this summer, Leap Year is a Web-only comedy series that follows five friends who "leaped" into entrepreneurship as the result of a corporate downsizing and found themselves competing in a contest for a prize of half a million dollars in funding for the winning start-up.
5 percent when adjusted for the leap year, according to the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan.