Definitions for ALMANACˈɔl məˌnæk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

al•ma•nacˈɔl məˌnæk(n.)

  1. an annual publication containing a calendar for the coming year, important dates, and the times of such phenomena as sunrises and sunsets, phases of the moon, and tides.

  2. a publication containing astronomical or meteorological information, as future positions of celestial objects, star magnitudes, and culmination dates of constellations.

  3. an annual reference book of facts about countries, sports, entertainment, etc.

Origin of almanac:

1350–1400; ME almenak < ML almanach < SpAr al the +manākh calendar, of uncert. orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. almanac, farmer's calendar(noun)

    an annual publication including weather forecasts and other miscellaneous information arranged according to the calendar of a given year

  2. almanac(noun)

    an annual publication containing tabular information in a particular field or fields arranged according to the calendar of a given year

Wiktionary

  1. almanac(Noun)

    A book or table listing nautical, astronomical, astrological or other events for the year; sometimes, but not essentially, containing historical and statistical information.

  2. Origin: almanach, from almanachus, from > or, from مناخ, from Late ἀλμενιχιακά, probably ultimately of origin. Possibly the central syllable -man- is cognate with moon and month, or else was influenced by mens-, from Proto-Indo-European base *me- (to measure).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Almanac(noun)

    a book or table, containing a calendar of days, and months, to which astronomical data and various statistics are often added, such as the times of the rising and setting of the sun and moon, eclipses, hours of full tide, stated festivals of churches, terms of courts, etc

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  1. Almanac

    An almanac is an annual publication that includes information such as weather forecasts, farmers' planting dates, tide tables, and tabular information in a particular field or fields often arranged according to the calendar etc. Astronomical data and various statistics are also found in almanacs, such as the times of the rising and setting of the sun and moon, eclipses, hours of full tide, stated festivals of churches, terms of courts, lists of all types, timelines, and more.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

almanac(noun)

a calendar usually with information about the phases of the moon etc.

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