What does annual mean?

Definitions for annual
ˈæn yu əlan·nu·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. annualnoun

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

  2. annual, yearly, yearbookadjective

    a reference book that is published regularly once every year

  3. annual, one-yearadjective

    completing its life cycle within a year

    "a border of annual flowering plants"

  4. annual, yearlyadjective

    occurring or payable every year

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

Wiktionary

  1. annualnoun

    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. annualnoun

    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. annualadjective

    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. annualadjective

    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. annualadjective

    (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. annualadjective

    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. Annualadjective

    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. Annualadjective

    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. Annualadjective

    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. Annualnoun

    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. Annualnoun

    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. Annualnoun

    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  

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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. Tim Howarth:

    Whilst UK banks are keeping relatively quiet on the EU referendum debate in their annual reports, uncertainty over the outcome is weighing heavily on them.

  2. Mick Mulroy:

    On July 24, 2020, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed (86 to 14 in favor) Senate Bill S.4049, their version of the annual National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a provision that all 10 Army bases named after prominent Confederate military leaders be renamed. On this issue, Mulroy said, American soldiers should serve on bases that are named after the heroes that have sacrificed and fought for our country, not against it and suggested that they should be renamed after Medal of Honor recipients instead.

  3. Nilim Baruah:

    Employers have been taking in workers on an annual basis, that deployment has not been able to take place because of movement restrictions.

  4. Elizabeth Warren:

    We need structural change, thats why Im proposing an annual tax on the wealth of the richest Americans.

  5. Nina McLemore boutiquesNina McLemore:

    I went to Paris on February 14 for the semi-annual fabric show, and 30 % of the people who are normally there weren't, the airports were empty, the planes weren't full. It was clear to me, this was really serious.

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