- a calendar year of 366 days, February 29 (leap day) being the additional day, that occurs every four years (those whose number is divisible
by four) except for century years whose number is not divisible by 400. It offsets
the difference between the length of the solar year (365.2422 days) and the calendar
year of 365 days
Translations for 'leap year'
- British English: leap year A leap year is a year which has 366 days. The extra day is 29 February. There is a leap year every four years in the Western calendar.liːp jɪə NOUN
- Arabic: سَنَةٌ كَبِيسَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ano bissexto
- Chinese: 闰年
- Croatian: prestupna godina
- Czech: přestupný rok
- Danish: skudår
- Dutch: schrikkeljaar
- European Spanish: año bisiesto
- Finnish: karkausvuosi
- French: année bissextile
- German: Schaltjahr
- Greek: δίσεκτο έτος
- Italian: anno bisestile
- Japanese: うるう年
- Korean: 윤년
- Norwegian: skuddår
- Polish: rok przestępny
- Portuguese: ano bissexto
- Romanian: an bisect ani bisecți
- Russian: високосный год
- Spanish: año bisiesto
- Swedish: skottår
- Thai: ปีที่มีวันที่ ๒๙ กุมภาพันธ์
- Turkish: artık yıl
- Ukrainian: високосний рік
- Vietnamese: năm nhuận
Example Sentences Including 'leap year'
A RECORD 44 couples, from as far afield as Holland, Israel and Slovakia, will tie the knot in leap year weddings at Gretna Green.
Sun, News of the World (2000)
All the rest have 31, except February which has 28 days clear, and 29 each leap year.
Your One Week Way to Mind-Fitness
Barham Salih, a senior Kurdish official, said the leap year meant the Council could still strike a deal by the end of the month.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
Pip researched the history of a lady's leap year proposal on the internet.
Sun, News of the World (2005)
She had once read of a man who was born on February the twenty-ninth and could only celebrate his birthday every leap year.
So far there is a mural, which tells how the leap year came to be.
Australian News Misc (2004)
drawled the Jord, to which Andre retorted: "It's a leap year , so it's your turn.
to comment on this word.