Definitions for Annual
ˈæn yu əlan·nu·al
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Annual.
(botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
annual, yearly, yearbookadjective
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.
Etymology: First attested around 1382, from annualem, annualis, related to annalis, adjective form of annus. Used to categorize plants since 1710.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: annuel, Fr. from annus, Lat.
Annual for me, the grape, the rose, renew,
The juice nectareous, and the balmy dew. Alexander Pope, Ess. on M.
The king’s majesty
Does purpose honour to you; to which
A thousand pounds a year, annual support,
Out of his grace he adds. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
The dying in the winter of the roots of plants that are annual, seemeth to be caused by the over-expence of the sap; which being prevented, they will superannuate, if they stand warm. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 448.
Every tree may, in some sense, be said to be an annual plant, both leaf, flower, and fruit, proceeding from the coat that was superinduced over the wood the last year. John Ray, on the Creation.
Annual refers to something that happens once a year or is calculated, observed, or recurring every year. It's derived from the Latin word "annus" which means year. It can be used in various contexts such as annual events, annual income, or annual report.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Those astronomical motions which return or terminate every year.
To create, occur or schedule every year.
At work we have an annual appraisal to assess our performance.
Submitted by MaryC on May 12, 2020
British National Corpus
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
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.
As a matter of principle, I never attend the first annual anything.
From the point of view of the pharmaceutical industry, the AIDS problem has already been solved. After all, we already have a drug which can be sold at the incredible price of 8,000 an annual dose, and which has the added virtue of not diminishing the market by actually curing anyone.
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.
As an oncologist, I do see patients that have ovarian cancer diagnosed on an annual visit where it’s caught early, perhaps several months earlier than it would have been caught if the patient had n’t had an annual exam.
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- anyal, anual, anuariCatalan, Valencian
- výroční, každoročníCzech
- ετήσιος, ενιαύσιοςGreek
- anuario, anual, añalSpanish
- jokavuotinen, vuosittainen, vuosikirjaFinnish
- bliadhnailScottish Gaelic
- anuario, anualGalician
- שנתי, שנתית, שנתוןHebrew
- 일년생 식물Korean
- huritau, ā-tauMāori
- تاهونن, tahunanMalay
- jaarlijks, jaarlijkseDutch
- rocznie, rocznyPolish
- کالنیPashto, Pushto
- anual, anuárioPortuguese
- anual, anuarRomanian
- годичный, годовой, ежегодный, ежегодникRussian
- సాంవత్సరిక, వార్షికTelugu
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