Definition of Leap year:
A year, occurring once every four years, that has 366 days including February 29 as an intercalary day.
Occurs every 4 years and adds one extra day to the month of February. This rare occurrence increases the standard 365-day year to 366 days. The leap year is necessary to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical year. The leap year is based on the Gregorian calendar, which extends the standard 365-day year by a day every year.
Synonyms of Leap year
Abundant year, Academic year, Anniversary, Annual holiday, Annum, Bicentenary, Bicentennial, Biennial, Birthday, Bissextile day, Bissextile year, Calendar month, Calendar year, Centenary, Centennial, Century, Commemoration, Common year, Day, Decade, Decennary, Decennial, Decennium, Defective year, Diamond jubilee, Fiscal year, Fortnight, Golden wedding anniversary, Holy days, Hour, Immovable feast, Jubilee, Lunar month, Lunar year, Lunation, Luster, Lustrum, Man-hour, Microsecond, Millennium, Millisecond, Minute, Moment, Month, Moon, Name day, Natal day, Octennial, Quadrennial, Quarter, Quasquicentennial, Quincentenary, Quincentennial, Quinquennial, Quinquennium, Regular year, Second, Semester, Septennial, Sesquicentennial, Session, Sextennial, Sidereal year, Silver wedding anniversary, Solar year, Sun, Tercentenary, Tercentennial, Term, Tricennial, Triennial, Trimester, Twelvemonth, Wedding anniversary, Week, Weekday, Year
How to use Leap year in a sentence?
- To compensate for this discrepancy, the leap year is omitted three times every four hundred years.
Meaning of Leap year & Leap year Definition