Definitions for Annualˈæn yu əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. annual(noun)

    (botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year

  2. annual, yearly, yearbook(adj)

    a reference book that is published regularly once every year

  3. annual, one-year(adj)

    completing its life cycle within a year

    "a border of annual flowering plants"

  4. annual, yearly(adj)

    occurring or payable every year

    "an annual trip to Paris"; "yearly medical examinations"; "annual (or yearly) income"


  1. annual(Noun)

    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.

  2. annual(Noun)

    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.

  3. annual(Adjective)

    Happening once every year.

  4. annual(Adjective)

    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.

  5. annual(Adjective)

    (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.

  6. annual(Adjective)

    Living or lasting just one season or year, as certain insects or insect colonies.

  7. Origin: First attested around 1382, from annualem, annualis, related to annalis, adjective form of annus. Used to categorize plants since 1710.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Annual(adj)

    of or pertaining to a year; returning every year; coming or happening once in the year; yearly

  2. Annual(adj)

    performed or accomplished in a year; reckoned by the year; as, the annual motion of the earth

  3. Annual(adj)

    lasting or continuing only one year or one growing season; requiring to be renewed every year; as, an annual plant; annual tickets

  4. Annual(noun)

    a thing happening or returning yearly; esp. a literary work published once a year

  5. Annual(noun)

    anything, especially a plant, that lasts but one year or season; an annual plant

  6. Annual(noun)

    a Mass for a deceased person or for some special object, said daily for a year or on the anniversary day

  7. Origin: [OE. annuel, F. annuel, fr. L. annualis, fr. annus year. Cf. Annals.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Annual' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1252

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Annual' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2057

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Annual' in Adjectives Frequency: #152

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