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intercalary year

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n intercalary year in the Gregorian calendar: any year divisible by 4 except centenary years divisible by 400
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Usage

In literature:

But to quit this episode, and to return to my intercalary year of happiness.
"Confessions of an English Opium-Eater" by Thomas De Quincey
But, when intercalary days in certain years are allowed for, the mean year consists of 354 11/30 days.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
The intercalary years of the cycle are distinguished by an asterisk.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
In intercalary years the first seven months commence one day later.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Now in leap-year the 29th day of February is the additional or intercalary day.
"Our Calendar" by George Nichols Packer
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