A year is a long period time which consists of 365 days, or on leap years, 366.
It can also be used to signify how much time in school or work you spent.
100 years make a century.
A: How long have you been working here?
B: Oh, around 8 years.
a period of three hundered and sixty five dissapointments
mate, what did you do this year?
killed myself, like a trooh grafta