lunar year

lunar year
year (def. 4a).

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  • Lunar year — Lunar Lu nar (l[=u] n[ e]r), a. [L. lunaris, fr. luna the moon. See {Luna}, and cf. {Lunary}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the moon; as, lunar observations. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling the moon; orbed. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Measured by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lunar year — n. see YEAR (sense 4) …   English World dictionary

  • lunar year — noun a period of 12 lunar months • Hypernyms: ↑year • Part Meronyms: ↑lunar month, ↑moon, ↑lunation, ↑synodic month * * * ˌlunar ˈyear [lunar year] …   Useful english dictionary

  • LUNAR YEAR —    a period of 12 synodic lunar months, being about 354.5 days …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • lunar year — time period composed of 12 lunar months …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lunar year — noun a period of twelve lunar months (approximately 354 days) …   English new terms dictionary

  • lunar year — lu′nar year′ n. astron. year 4), a) • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • lunar year — /lunə ˈjɪə/ (say loohnuh year) noun See year (def. 4) …  

  • lunar year — noun a year determined by a certain number of phases of the moon, as opposed to the passage of the earth around the sun …   Wiktionary

  • Common lunar 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

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