Yearly vs Yearlong - What's the difference?

yearly | yearlong |


As adjectives the difference between yearly and yearlong

is that yearly is happening once every year while yearlong is lasting one year, or approximately so; of or relating to a timespan of one year.

As adverbs the difference between yearly and yearlong

is that yearly is once a year while yearlong is per year (mostly used to discuss animal farming).

As a noun yearly

is something that is published once a year.

yearly

English

Adjective

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  • Happening once every year.
  • a yearly income
    Christmas is a yearly celebration.

    Synonyms

    * annual * per annum * perennial

    Adverb

    (-)
  • Once a year.
  • Every year.
  • Synonyms

    * annually * perennially

    Noun

    (yearlies)
  • Something that is published once a year.
  • yearlong

    English

    Alternative forms

    * year-long

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Lasting one year, or approximately so; of or relating to a timespan of one year.
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  • Which lasts throughout every year; which is not seasonal
  • * 1957 , United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs:
  • Yearlong manning is needed, although at a somewhat reduced level from the peak periods in the fall.
  • * 2002 , Barbara Taylor and P. David Pearson, Teaching reading: effective schools, accomplished teachers , page 37:
  • During interviews, teachers and/or principals in three of the four most effective schools cited a yearlong staff development effort.

    Usage notes

    * Often used in compounds as: a five-yearlong tour of duty.

    Derived terms

    * yearlong rate

    Adverb

    (-)
  • Per year (mostly used to discuss animal farming)
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  • Throughout every year; not seasonally
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  • See also

    * monthlong * weeklong * yearslong

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