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[yeer-round] /ˈyɪərˈraʊnd/
continuing, active, operating, etc., throughout the year:
a year-round vacation spot.
Also, year-around.
Origin of year-round
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The symphony was now the principal employer of its musicians, and had to provide them with a year-round living wage.
  • Interns work year-round on a variety of editorial and promotional projects and are essential to the magazine's operation.
  • Bites occur year-round, though they tend to spike during the summer months.
  • During my visit, the city was drenched in seasonal rains, but it bathes year-round in a deep-set shabbiness.
  • The spadix is not a greenhouse, and the supply of starch is not sufficient to maintain a warm temperature year-round.
  • They did it because it was one way they knew they could keep a certain amount of food on the table year-round.
  • Most hydroelectric plants aim to generate the same amount of energy year-round.
  • The fact that local people are increasingly looking for year-round work is good news for everybody except farm owners.
  • It is the year-round availability of commoner stuff that's the big difference.
  • My question is, is it reasonable to say that my windmill palms can survive outside year-round.
British Dictionary definitions for year-round


open, in use, operating, etc, throughout the year
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