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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sidereal \Si*de"re*al\, a. [L. sidereus, from sidus, sideris, a
     constellation, a star. Cf. Sideral, Consider, Desire.]
     1. Relating to the stars; starry; astral; as, sidereal
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     2. (Astron.) Measuring by the apparent motion of the stars;
        designated, marked out, or accompanied, by a return to the
        same position in respect to the stars; as, the sidereal
        revolution of a planet; a sidereal day.
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     Sidereal clock, day, month, year. See under Clock,
        Day, etc.
     Sideral time, time as reckoned by sideral days, or, taking
        the sidereal day as the unit, the time elapsed since a
        transit of the vernal equinox, reckoned in parts of a
        sidereal day. This is, strictly, apparent sidereal time,
        mean sidereal time being reckoned from the transit, not of
        the true, but of the mean, equinoctial point.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Year \Year\, n. [OE. yer, yeer, [yogh]er, AS. ge['a]r; akin to
     OFries. i?r, g?r, D. jaar, OHG. j[=a]r, G. jahr, Icel. [=a]r,
     Dan. aar, Sw. [*a]r, Goth. j?r, Gr. ? a season of the year,
     springtime, a part of the day, an hour, ? a year, Zend
     y[=a]re year. [root]4, 279. Cf. Hour, Yore.]
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     1. The time of the apparent revolution of the sun trough the
        ecliptic; the period occupied by the earth in making its
        revolution around the sun, called the astronomical year;
        also, a period more or less nearly agreeing with this,
        adopted by various nations as a measure of time, and
        called the civil year; as, the common lunar year of 354
        days, still in use among the Mohammedans; the year of 360
        days, etc. In common usage, the year consists of 365 days,
        and every fourth year (called bissextile, or leap year) of
        366 days, a day being added to February on that year, on
        account of the excess above 365 days (see Bissextile).
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              Of twenty year of age he was, I guess. --Chaucer.
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     Note: The civil, or legal, year, in England, formerly
           commenced on the 25th of March. This practice continued
           throughout the British dominions till the year 1752.
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     2. The time in which any planet completes a revolution about
        the sun; as, the year of Jupiter or of Saturn.
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     3. pl. Age, or old age; as, a man in years. --Shak.
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     Anomalistic year, the time of the earth's revolution from
        perihelion to perihelion again, which is 365 days, 6
        hours, 13 minutes, and 48 seconds.
     A year's mind (Eccl.), a commemoration of a deceased
        person, as by a Mass, a year after his death. Cf. A
        month's mind, under Month.
     Bissextile year. See Bissextile.
     Canicular year. See under Canicular.
     Civil year, the year adopted by any nation for the
        computation of time.
     Common lunar year, the period of 12 lunar months, or 354
     Common year, each year of 365 days, as distinguished from
        leap year.
     Embolismic year, or Intercalary lunar year, the period of
        13 lunar months, or 384 days.
     Fiscal year (Com.), the year by which accounts are
        reckoned, or the year between one annual time of
        settlement, or balancing of accounts, and another.
     Great year. See Platonic year, under Platonic.
     Gregorian year, Julian year. See under Gregorian, and
     Leap year. See Leap year, in the Vocabulary.
     Lunar astronomical year, the period of 12 lunar synodical
        months, or 354 days, 8 hours, 48 minutes, 36 seconds.
     Lunisolar year. See under Lunisolar.
     Periodical year. See Anomalistic year, above.
     Platonic year, Sabbatical year. See under Platonic, and
     Sidereal year, the time in which the sun, departing from
        any fixed star, returns to the same. This is 365 days, 6
        hours, 9 minutes, and 9.3 seconds.
     Tropical year. See under Tropical.
     Year and a day (O. Eng. Law), a time to be allowed for an
        act or an event, in order that an entire year might be
        secured beyond all question. --Abbott.
     Year of grace, any year of the Christian era; Anno Domini;
        A. D. or a. d.
        [1913 Webster] year 2000 bug

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days; "she is 4
           years old"; "in the year 1920" [syn: year, twelvemonth,
      2: a period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year
         that is used for some particular activity; "a school year"
      3: 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"
      4: a body of students who graduate together; "the class of '97";
         "she was in my year at Hoehandle High" [syn: class, year]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "year":
     abundant year, academic year, annum, bissextile year,
     calendar month, calendar year, century, common year, day, decade,
     decennary, decennium, defective year, fiscal year, fortnight, hour,
     leap year, lunar month, lunar year, lunation, luster, lustrum,
     man-hour, microsecond, millennium, millisecond, minute, moment,
     month, moon, quarter, quinquennium, regular year, second, semester,
     session, sidereal year, solar year, sun, term, trimester,
     twelvemonth, week, weekday

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     Heb. shanah, meaning "repetition" or "revolution" (Gen. 1:14;
     5:3). Among the ancient Egyptians the year consisted of twelve
     months of thirty days each, with five days added to make it a
     complete revolution of the earth round the sun. The Jews
     reckoned the year in two ways, (1) according to a sacred
     calendar, in which the year began about the time of the vernal
     equinox, with the month Abib; and (2) according to a civil
     calendar, in which the year began about the time of the autumnal
     equinox, with the month Nisan. The month Tisri is now the
     beginning of the Jewish year.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  YEAR. The period in which the revolution of the earth round the sun, and the 
  accompanying changes in the order of nature, are completed. 
       2. The civil year differs from the astronomical, the latter being 
  composed of 365 days, 5 hours, 48 seconds and a fraction, while the former 
  consists, sometimes of three hundred and sixty-five days, and at others, in 
  leap years, of three hundred and sixty-six days. 
       3. The year is divided into half-year which consists, according to Co. 
  Litt. 135 b, of 182 days; and quarter of a year, which consists of 91 days, 
  Ibid. and 2 Roll. Ab. 521, 1. 40. It is further divided into twelve months. 
       4. The civil year commences immediately after twelve o'clock at night 
  of the thirty-first day of December, that is the first moment of the first 
  day of January, and ends at midnight of the thirty-first day of December, 
  twelve mouths thereafter. Vide Com. Dig. Ann.; 2 Bl. Com. by Chitty, 140, 
  n.; Chitt. Pr. Index tit. Time alteration of the calendar (q.v.) from old to 
  new style in England, (see Bissextile,) and the colonies of that country in 
  America, the year in chronological reckoning was supposed to commence with 
  the first day of January, although the legal year did not commence until 
  March 25th, the intermediate time being doubly indicated: thus February 15, 
  1724, and so on. This mode of reckoning was altered by the statute 24 Geo. 
  II. cap. 23, which gave rise to an act of assembly of Pennsylvania, passed 
  March 11, 1752; 1 Sm. Laws, 217, conforming thereto, and also to the repeal 
  of the act of 1710. 
       5. In New York it is enacted that whenever the term "year" or "years" 
  is or shall be used in any statute, deed, verbal or written contract, or any 
  public or private instrument whatever, the year intended shall be taken to 
  consist of three hundred and sixty-five days; half a year of a hundred and 
  eighty-two days; and a quarter of a year of ninety-two days; and the day of 
  a leap year, and the day immediately preceding, if they shall occur in any 
  period so to be computed, shall be reckoned together as one day. Rev. Stat. 
  part 1, c. 19, t. 1, Sec. 3. 

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  YEAR, n.  A period of three hundred and sixty-five disappointments.

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