Definition of 'leap year'
Example sentences containing 'leap year'
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Add in the effects of an extra day from the leap year and reported sales across the group were up by 5 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Expect a change tomorrow - leap year day. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Doesn't the extra day for leap year cancel it out? The Sun (2012)Hurrah for an EXTRA leap year day! The Sun (2012)
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Translations for 'leap year'
British English: leap year /liːp jɪə/ NOUN
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.
- American English: leap year
- 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
- European Portuguese: ano bissexto
- Romanian: an bisect
- Russian: високосный год
- Spanish: año bisiesto
- Swedish: skottår
- Thai: ปีที่มีวันที่ ๒๙ กุมภาพันธ์
- Turkish: artık yıl
- Ukrainian: високосний рік
- Vietnamese: năm nhuận
Definition of leap year from the Collins English Dictionary
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