What does Annual mean?

Definitions for Annual
ˈæn yu əlAn·nu·al

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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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Annual

    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. annualisannus, a year.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. annual

    Those astronomical motions which return or terminate every year.

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

How to pronounce Annual?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Annual in sign language?

  1. annual


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Annual in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Annual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Annual in a Sentence

  1. Matthew McConaughey:

    Little did we know when planning this annual event that California, my second home, would once again be hit with devastating fires, we are grateful to be here today to say thank you, shine a light on their unwavering conviction, and hopefully inspire others to get involved and help in their own communities.

  2. Jiang Weining:

    We used to conduct annual (anti-pollution) assessments in the end of year. But this time, we make clear that we should aim to get the tasks done as soon as possible.

  3. Morningstar Inc:

    Looking back at annual flows reveals that investors' confidence in the United States may be even shakier than recent data indicates.

  4. Atsutoshi Nishida:

    Since 2000 we didn't clear our annual forecasts even once. We've lost the trust of the market, i want to start by getting people to trust Toshiba as a company that's solid in terms of hitting numerical targets.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The majority of employees in the private companies gets salaries in penny but worries many including filling income tax return in time to give out most part of their hard earned annual money.

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