lunar year


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lunar year

n.
An interval of 12 lunar months.
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lunar year

n
(Units) See year6
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year

(yɪər)

n.
1. a period of 365 or 366 days, in the Gregorian calendar, divided into 12 calendar months, now reckoned as beginning Jan. 1 and ending Dec. 31 (calendar year). Compare common year, leap year.
2. a period of the same length in other calendars.
3.
a. a space of 12 calendar months calculated from any point: We expect to finish in a year.
4. Astron.
a. Also called lunar year. a division of time equal to 12 lunar months.
b. Also called solar year. a division of time equal to 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds, representing the interval between one vernal equinox and the next.
c. Also called sidereal year. a division of time equal to the solar year plus 20 minutes, the time it takes the earth to complete one revolution around the sun.
5. the time in which any planet completes a revolution around the sun.
6. a full round of the seasons.
7. a period out of every 12 months devoted to a certain pursuit, activity, or the like: the academic year.
8. years,
a. age: a person of her years.
b. old age: a man of years.
c. time; period: the years of hardship.
d. an unusually or markedly long time: We haven't spoken in years.
9. a group of students entering school or college, or those graduating in the same year; class.
Idioms:
year in and year out, regularly through the years. Also, year in, year out.
[before 900; Middle English yeer, Old English gēar, c. Old Saxon, Old High German jār, Old Norse ār, Gothic jer; akin to Greek hôros year]
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Noun1.lunar year - a period of 12 lunar monthslunar year - a period of 12 lunar months    
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"
lunar month, lunation, synodic month, moon - the period between successive new moons (29.531 days)
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References in classic literature ?
“Who measured earth, described the starry spheres, And traced the long records of lunar years. “—Pope.
The Hijri calendar is based on the lunar year, in which months are 29 or 30 days, depending on when the waxing crescent moon is sighted after the new moon.
Eid al-Adha, a Muslim holiday also known as the Festival of the Sacrifice, coincides with the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, and is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah, the last month of the lunar year.
(Quran: 2/196) The Hajj (pilgrimage) is (in) the well-known (lunar year) months (i.e.
Chinese New Year is an annual event that happens over a few weeks and celebrates the new lunar year. Chinese New Year begins on a new moon between the 21st January and 20th February.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has fixed Nisab for deduction of Zakat from the bank accounts for the lunar year 1439-40 A.H at Rs44,415, a private media outlet reported on Friday.
In addition to Holi, the airline serves a Christmas menu in December, Lunar Year Delights in January, special treats during Oktoberfest, Easter and Diwali, and specially created boxes for those fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
Richards Bay coal prices during the month averaged at US$84.4/ton, down 7.9%MoM, as the expectations of global economic slowdown loom large over the prices while the decline in Chinese imports on the back of lunar year holidays also played a part.
The most prominent of all celebrations was the Asian American Coalition of Chicago, this year 36th Annual Lunar Year Celebration Gala Hosted by the Filipino American Community of Chicago, with a theme "One World.
4, the eve of the first day of spring--quite late, in fact, because it was meant to welcome the new lunar year. It was a curious celebration, replete with symbols meant to usher in good fortune for the coming year.
The animal representing the lunar year in the Chinese zodiac this year plays an important role in the festival and will be appearing in all corners of the festival to unexpectedly greet tourists."
The Chinese cotton market would open today after spending a new Lunar year long holidays from February 4 to 10.