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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"

Wiktionary

  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.

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

  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.

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

  3. annual(Adjective)

    Happening once every year.

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  6. annual(Adjective)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Annual(adj)

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

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

  2. Annual(adj)

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

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

  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

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

  4. Annual(noun)

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

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

  5. Annual(noun)

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

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

  6. Annual(noun)

    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

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. annual

    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

  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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Numerology

  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. Martina Ferencova:

    Breweries are investing in new pub concepts primarily due to the annual decline in on-trade, draft beer, consumers are also demanding more. Besides the shift to home drinking, partly boosted by a ban on smoking in 2017, traditional pubs are also up against more wine and cocktail bars favored by some younger drinkers. A new electronic ordering system introduced in 2016 to track sales - and make sure pubs and restaurants paid all taxes due - also forced a number of pubs to go under. Currently, around 65 percent of the beer sold in The Czech Republic is in stores, a figure on the rise and one Prazdroj and other breweries believe will continue to increase. With domestic consumption tepid, breweries have looked to foreign markets to offset declines at home and exports jumped nearly 12 percent in 2018. But getting Czechs back to the pub remains key, beer makers and industry officials say.

  2. Charles Dickens:

    Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.

  3. Siegfried Fischbacher:

    Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend, from the moment we met, I knew Roy and I, together, would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried. CELEBRITIES WHO HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn (R) attend the 19th annual Keep Memory Alive 'Power of Love Gala' benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health honoring Andrea Bocelli and Veronica Bocelli at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty) Roy was a fighter his whole life including during these final days.

  4. Renaldo Nehemiah:

    If it is fairly successful, we may do it one or two more times on an annual basis.

  5. Mat Piscatella:

    New players, new rosters, new rules, teams and stadiums all encourage the annual release timing, fIFA 20.

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