(botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
annual, yearly, yearbook(adj)
a reference book that is published regularly once every year
completing its life cycle within a year
"a border of annual flowering plants"
occurring or payable every year
"an annual trip to Paris"; "yearly medical examinations"; "annual (or yearly) income"
An annual publication; a book, periodical, journal, report, comic book, yearbook, etc., which is published serially once a year, which may or may not be in addition to regular weekly or monthly publication.
I read the magazine, but I usually don't purchase the annuals.
An annual plant; a plant with a life span of just one growing season; a plant which naturally germinates, flowers and dies in one year. Compare biennial, perennial.
I can't wait to plant my annuals in the spring.
Happening once every year.
Of, for, or relating to a whole year, often as a recurring cycle; determined or reckoned by the year; accumulating in the course of a year; performed, executed, or completed over the course of a year. See also circannual.
(of a plant) Having a life cycle that is completed in only one growing season; e.g. beans, corn, marigold. See Annual plant in Wikipedia. Compare biennial, perennial.
Living or lasting just one season or year, as certain insects or insect colonies.
Origin: First attested around 1382, from annualem, annualis, related to annalis, adjective form of annus. Used to categorize plants since 1710.
of or pertaining to a year; returning every year; coming or happening once in the year; yearly
performed or accomplished in a year; reckoned by the year; as, the annual motion of the earth
lasting or continuing only one year or one growing season; requiring to be renewed every year; as, an annual plant; annual tickets
a thing happening or returning yearly; esp. a literary work published once a year
anything, especially a plant, that lasts but one year or season; an annual plant
a Mass for a deceased person or for some special object, said daily for a year or on the anniversary day
Origin: [OE. annuel, F. annuel, fr. L. annualis, fr. annus year. Cf. Annals.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
an′nū-al, adj. yearly: coming every year: requiring to be renewed every year: performed in a year.—n. a plant that lives out one year: a book published yearly, esp. applied to the sumptuous books, usually illustrated with good engravings, much in demand in the first half of the 19th century for Christmas, New Year, and birthday presents.—adv. An′nually. [Through Fr. from L. annualis—annus, a year.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Annual' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1252
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Annual' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2057
Rank popularity for the word 'Annual' in Adjectives Frequency: #152
The numerical value of Annual in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Annual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
As a matter of principle, I never attend the first annual anything.
If total student loan debt at graduation is less than the annual starting salary, the borrower will be able to repay his or her student loans in ten years or less.
Our avian brothers are back to roost on the first leg of their annual sojourn south. Why them and not us Maybe it's because we humans are meant to be rooted in one spot.
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.
The annual amount of funds has decreased along with the progress of projects under the REDD+ portfolio as most of them have been completed, and consequently the annual spending is less than at the start of the partnership.
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Translations for Annual
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- anyal, anuari, anualCatalan, Valencian
- každoroční, výročníCzech
- ετήσιος, ενιαύσιοςGreek
- anual, añal, anuarioSpanish
- vuosittainen, vuosikirja, jokavuotinenFinnish
- bliadhnailScottish Gaelic
- anual, anuarioGalician
- שנתון, שנתית, שנתיHebrew
- huritau, ā-tauMāori
- tahunan, تاهوننMalay
- jaarlijkse, jaarlijksDutch
- roczny, roczniePolish
- کالنیPashto, Pushto
- anuário, anualPortuguese
- anual, anuarRomanian
- годичный, годовой, ежегодник, ежегодныйRussian
- వార్షిక, సాంవత్సరికTelugu
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