Definition of yearbook in US English:



  • 1An annual publication giving current information and listing events or aspects of the previous year, especially in a particular field.

    ‘Yearbook of Physical Anthropology’
    • ‘The yearbook, edited by Tim Butcher, is available from today priced at £14.99.’
    • ‘The numbers of transnational and international organizations of different types are given in the statistical tables of the various editions of the UIA yearbook.’
    • ‘How about five one-year subscriptions to the yearbook itself?’
    • ‘Chamber of commerce yearbooks and annual reports repeated such themes.’
    • ‘A total of 10,000 copies of the yearbook will be printed and sent to people in south London and Surrey.’
    • ‘This is the first international edition of the hockey yearbooks, previous versions of which were devoted to Indian hockey.’
    • ‘His offences came to light in January when the club's chairman telephoned him to ask why a £4,000 bill for printing the yearbook had not been paid.’
    • ‘It is the first international edition of his annual hockey yearbook series.’
    • ‘Hopefully our school kept yearbooks from previous years and maybe even some other schools, so I could find what I was looking for.’
    • ‘The yearbook presents a comprehensive picture of Ireland today.’
    • ‘I recalled how I had gazed dreamily at his picture in the yearbook in the library at school today.’
    • ‘You can't tell the players without a program, and that's where TSN's annual Hockey yearbook comes in.’
    • ‘The yearbook costs just 6.50 and is available from the GUI offices.’
    • ‘I had by 1969 begun to purchase the yearbooks published annually by the Independent Television Authority.’
    • ‘Five nurses are pictured in the 1947 Roswell Air Field yearbook.’
    • ‘The Laois GAA yearbook is currently on sale at a cost of £6 per copy.’
    • ‘His business partner is now managing director of the company, which produces magazines, yearbooks and diaries.’
    • ‘All the players are awarded prizes including drinks and GAA yearbooks, with pictures and stories of their heroes.’
    • ‘Every January, Seed Savers publishes a yearbook that lists all the seeds being maintained by our members.’
    • ‘Ask for the private records: the yearbook, the photos, the letters that a source might have.’
    calendar, register, annual, manual, handbook, compendium
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    1. 1.1North American A book containing photographs of the senior class in a school or college and details of school activities in the previous year.
      • ‘Noah went home that night and looked through his old high school yearbooks, glancing through all the pictures.’
      • ‘They were taking a team photo for the senior class yearbook; so all the members of the team were clad in navy colored shirts and shorts.’
      • ‘Fix your eyes on this stunning snapshot from my senior yearbook.’
      • ‘I learned more about solid page layout in my high school yearbook class than I have since then.’
      • ‘Not every high school yearbook has photographs like that.’
      • ‘When they listed his activities next his picture in his senior yearbook, the font was made smaller to fit all of it.’
      • ‘In high school, he was editor of the school's literary magazine and the yearbook.’
      • ‘It is an impressive book, with evidence drawn from newspaper accounts, high school and college yearbooks, guide books, and archival sources.’
      • ‘We were even voted ‘best-friends’ for our senior yearbooks.’
      • ‘One of the items I lost was the yearbook from Papa's senior year at LTHS.’
      • ‘Sure enough, hidden in a corner there was a shelf dedicated to the previous school years' yearbooks.’
      • ‘He'd seen my picture from the yearbook, and he later asked me out.’
      • ‘The last high school homecoming week, the last prom, and the best yearbook.’
      • ‘I closed the hardcover of the yearbook and slipped it back on the book shelf next to the journal that I kept through high school and am still keeping.’
      • ‘In 1971 for Oprah's high school yearbook picture, she sported a really cool flip do and she was voted most popular in her senior yearbook.’
      • ‘Among them: baby books, high school and college yearbooks, playbills for student productions, teacher evaluations, diaries, journals, letters, photos, and videos.’
      • ‘In most yearbooks, to borrow a line from Paul Simon, ‘all the world's a sunny day.’’
      • ‘He and apprentice Kristen Kuharik used the phone book and school yearbooks to find names and addresses.’
      • ‘If you know where your grandfather lived when he was about 18, and if he graduated from public schools, see if the local library has yearbooks from back then.’
      • ‘They went through the pictures and the yearbooks, recalling old memories and how much fun they had during the four years.’