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years meaning

EN[ji.ə(ɹ)z]
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WYears
  • 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
        • Furniss pointed out that in 1972, a year before Lycra skinsuits replaced nylon-skirted suits to spark the first swimwear revolution of the modern era, there were 53 world records set.
        • Nearly a year has passed by since I first laid eyes on him.
        • He had taught school for forty years before retiring. ‎
      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
        • The value of his portfolio appreciated by 80% over eight years.
        • He struck up a friendship with Redford that was to last for many years.
        • They haven't been maintaining it, and the downtown area has really gone to pot over the past 20 years.

    Meaning of years for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "years" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Noun forms
          • Noun plural forms
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