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years meaning

EN[ji.ə(ɹ)z] [jɜː(ɹ)z]
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    Definition of years in English Dictionary

  • NounBFyear
    1. plural of year.
      1. COL (hyperbolic) An unusually long time.
        1. It took years for the bus to come.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • His body finally resurfaced after three years underwater. ‎
        • Every five and thirty years the same kind and suit of weather comes again. — Francis Bacon.
        • Passholders can visit the theme park all year round.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • year I was diagnosed with cervical cancer and had to pack in my job as a full-time cleaner as I needed chemo and radiotherapy
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • I had no concept of the secret truth of stepparenting: that you must win their hearts again and again, every morning, every night, for at least the first five years.
        • In sheet mills the custom of two rollers working level-handed (dividing the pay evenly), instead of one roller working with a helper, has been increasing in recent years.
        • The average amount asked of flatsharers in the capital has increased by nearly 14% since 2012, to £692 a month, or £8,300 a year.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Noun forms
          • Noun plural forms
      Related Links:
      1. en yearsman
      2. en yearsmen
      3. en yearslong
      4. en yearsworth
      5. en years to date
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Grammatically, this word "years" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form.
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