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ˈɔl məˌnækal·manac

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. almanac, farmer's calendarnoun

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

  2. almanacnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. almanacnoun

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

    Etymology: 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. Almanacnoun

    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

    Etymology: [LL. almanac, almanach: cf. F. almanach, Sp. almanaque, It. almanacco, all of uncertain origin.]

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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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Almanac

    al′ma-nak, n. a register of the days, weeks, and months of the year, &c.—n. Almanog′rapher, an almanac-maker. [Most prob. the original of the word as in Fr., It., and Sp. was a Spanish-Arabic al-manākh. Eusebius has almenichiaka, an Egyptian word, prob. sig. 'daily observation of things,' but the history of the word has not been traced, and it is hazardous without evidence to connect this with the Arabic word.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. almanac

    A record of the days, feasts, and celestial phenomena of the year. Though confounded with calendar, it is essentially different--the latter relating to time in general, and the almanac to that of a year; but the term calendar can be properly used for a particular year. (See EPHEMERIS.)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of almanac in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of almanac in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  1. Jonathan Blyth:

    The weather is always the biggest challenge, we’re reading the Farmer’s Almanac and always checking forecasts.

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    • A. rumpus
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