• 2000 YEARS OLD
    2000 YEARS OLD
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj yearly occurring or payable every year "an annual trip to Paris","yearly medical examinations","annual (or yearly) income"
    • adv yearly without missing a year "they travel to China annually"
    • n yearly a reference book that is published regularly once every year
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

A sixteen year old volunteer A sixteen year old volunteer
Cold, winter, year. Apache Cold, winter, year. Apache
Some nails, spikes, staples, and other iron hardware used at Jamestown over 300 years ago Some nails, spikes, staples, and other iron hardware used at Jamestown over 300 years ago
A few buckles and buttons in the Jamestown collection. Many are over 300 years old A few buckles and buttons in the Jamestown collection. Many are over 300 years old
Making “trialls” of iron. Evidences of an earth oven or small furnace were discovered at Jamestown during archeological explorations. Small amounts of iron may have been smelted in the furnace during the early years of the settlement. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) Making “trialls” of iron. Evidences of an earth oven or small furnace were discovered at Jamestown during...
In this oven a Jamestown woman baked bread over 300 years ago. It appears to have been in use between 1650 and 1690 In this oven a Jamestown woman baked bread over 300 years ago. It appears to have been in use between 1650 and 1690
Tools used in the cultivation of tobacco over 300 years ago. These tools—hoe, billhook, and cutting knives—were excavated at Jamestown Tools used in the cultivation of tobacco over 300 years ago. These tools—hoe, billhook, and cutting knives—were...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Each year there are approximately 20 billion coconuts produced worldwide
    • Yearly Accomplished in a year; as, the yearly circuit, or revolution, of the earth.
    • adv Yearly Annually; once a year to year; as, blessings yearly bestowed. "Yearly will I do this rite."
    • Yearly Happening, accruing, or coming every year; annual; as, a yearly income; a yearly feast.
    • Yearly Lasting a year; as, a yearly plant.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Every year, 100 million sharks are killed by people
    • yearly Annual; happening, accruing, or coming every year: as, a yearly rent or income.
    • yearly Lasting or continuing for a year: as, a yearly plant; a yearly tenant or tenancy.
    • yearly Comprehending a year; accomplished in a year: as, the yearly circuit or revolution of the earth.
    • yearly Annually; once a year: as, blessings yearly bestowed.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over 500 million gallons of Kool-Aid drink are consumed each year
    • Yearly happening every year: lasting a year
    • ***


  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
    “The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.”
  • Young
    “The person of wisdom is the person of years.”
  • Bill Walsh
    Bill Walsh
    “We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.”
  • Bernard Berenson
    Bernard Berenson
    “Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.”
  • William James
    “The minute a man ceases to grow, no matter what his years, that minute he begins to be old.”
  • Franklin P. Adams
    Franklin P. Adams
    “Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.”


Donkey's years - This idiom means 'a very long time'.
For donkey's years - (UK) If people have done something, usually without much if any change, for an awfully long time, they can be said to have done it for donkey's years.
In donkey's years - 'I haven't seen her in donkey's years.' - This means for a very long time.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. geárlice,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. geár, gér; Ger. jahr, Ice. ár, Gr. hōra, season.


In literature:

Then they had trials and some was sent to Albany for three years and eight years and the like.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I was now eighteen years old and was in the last year of my school days.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
Year after year the work goes on.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
He spent the last years of his life at Naples, which was also the place of his birth, and died there in the year A.D. 96.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
In the following year he came to England, and remained there for three years.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
In the year 1818 George Borrow was articled to an eminent solicitor in Norwich, with whom he continued five years.
"George Borrow and His Circle" by Clement King Shorter
Three great festivals were held every year, the first of which was celebrated at the new year, in the Yule-month.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
When eighteen years of age he entered the military academy at West Point, where, after a four years' course, he graduated.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
We should get 25 to 30 inches rainfall a year and we had only 8 or 10 last year and about that same amount this year.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The scholarship paid five hundred dollars a year for three years.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden

In poetry:

By the hillside of Calvary we beheld thy blood,
Thy bloodred tears,
As a mother's in bitterness, an unebbing flood,
Years upon years.
"Super Flumina Babylonis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Many years, many years,
At best will they battle with perils and fears:
Cruel pilot,— for he steers
The exiles away for many years.
"The Emigrant Ship" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Oh! no; beware of dire Delay,
Ye, who caress your Infants dear:
Defer it not from day to day,
From month to month, from year to year:
"Lyric Address To Dr. Jenner" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
God gave us an hour for our tears,
One hour out of all the years,
For all the years were another's gold,
Given in a cruel troth of old.
"A Lost Hour" by Richard Le Gallienne
"For five lang years, and five lang years,
I have dwelt in the far countrie,
Till that thy mind should be inclined
Mair tenderly to me.
"The Lang Coortin'" by Lewis Carroll
And now you cannot see my tears,
And now you cannot hear my cry.
A month ago? Nay, years and years
Have aged my heart since that good-by.
"The Parting Day" by Edith Wharton

In news:

Last year was a landmark year for the Steamship Authority, its 50th year in service to the folks who live on and visit Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.
This was written by educator Anthony Cody, who worked for 24 years in the Oakland schools, 18 years teaching science at a high-needs school and six years as a mentor and coach of teachers.
According to a report from the Daytona Beach News-Journal, a 17-year-old Florida teen was sentenced this week to 10 years in prison for robbing an erotic apparel shop at gunpoint earlier this year.
When it comes to New Year's resolutions, year after year the No.
According to the US Government, two of the biggest New Year's resolutions, year after year, are to 'get fit' and 'lose weight.
This maker of generic drugs for allergies, diabetes and pain reported 51% sales gains in 2010 and has continued strong this year with a 45% year-over-year increase in the most recent quarter.
The human trafficking charges against 29-year-old Travis Johnson, 27-year-old Joshua Harry and 22-year-old Amanda Stewart carry a maximum penalty of life in prison.
About five years ago, I decided that after nearly 30 years of eating the same meal every year, it was time for a change.
Extending a surge that began last year, Google says 2011 will be its largest hiring year ever, plans that would mean the Internet giant will add more than 6,000 new workers over the balance of this year.
It is that time of year when most of us begin to evaluate and prepare ourselves for how we can make the New Year even better than the year we are getting ready to close out.
ARIA 'S MARKING 100TH YEAR — Celebrating 100 years in business this year in Weirton are, from left, Sam Aria Jr. His uncle, Dave Aria .
Two Kenner teenagers were sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for robbing a 59-year-old man at his home earlier this year.
Indeed, Californians may not be able to know whether the budget was balanced in a particular budget year until two years after that budget year.
That family consisted of six people including a sixteen year old, ten year old and six year old.
Antonio Guerrero, the 19-year-old Milpitas resident arrested in connection with the fatal shooting last year of 18-year-old David Benavidez, pleaded guilty to the crime earlier this month.

In science:

Although it is remarkable that this theory, born 80 years ago out of almost pure thought, has managed to survive every test, the possibility of finding a discrepancy will continue to drive experiments for years to come.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
Taking into consideration the scientific program as outlined in this report, the initial pro ject duration should be 25 years, including 8 years of construction.
TESLA Technical Design Report Part I: Executive Summary
After reviewing the current observational status (a moving target!), the BBN baryon density is derived and compared to independent estimates of the baryon density several hundred thousand years after the Big Bang (as inferred from CMB observations) and at present, more than 10 billion years later.
Tracking The Baryon Density From The Big Bang To The Present
The papers published in 1999 are included in only the data point for zero years after publication, and 1998 papers are included in the zero and one year data points, etc.
The Effectiveness of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
The average CPP for all papers in a given year, by year of publication, is shown in Figure 5.
The Effectiveness of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope