bissextile year

bissextile year
noun
in the Gregorian calendar: any year divisible by 4 except centenary years divisible by 400
Syn: ↑leap year, ↑intercalary year, ↑366 days
Hypernyms: ↑year, ↑twelvemonth, ↑yr

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noun
: leap year in the Julian or Gregorian calendar

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  • Bissextile year — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bissextile year —    an old name for a leap year. In the Roman calendar as proclaimed by JuliusCaesar in 45 BC, the leap ( intercalary ) day in a leap year was insertednot at the end of February but after the day known as ante diem sextumKalendas Martii… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • bissextile year — noun a year with an extra day, a leap year See Also: bissextile, bissextile month …   Wiktionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Year and a day — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Year of grace — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bissextile month — noun a month with an extra day in a leap year See Also: bissextile, bissextile year …   Wiktionary

  • year — Synonyms and related words: 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… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Bissextile — Bis*sex tile, n. [L. bissextilis annus, fr. bissextus (bis + sextus sixth, fr. sex six) the sixth of the calends of March, or twenty fourth day of February, which was reckoned twice every fourth year, by the intercalation of a day.] Leap year;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bissextile — [bis seks′til, bis seks′təl, bis seks′tīl΄] adj. [LL bisextilis, containing an intercalary day < bisextus < bis, twice (see BI 1) + sextus, sixth: Feb. 24 (sixth day before the calends of March) was reckoned twice every fourth year] 1.… …   English World dictionary

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