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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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How to say annual in sign language?

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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. Pyon Jinil:

    Toshimitsu Shigemura, professor emeritus of Waseda University and North Korea expert, also noted the desperation to meet fishing harvest quotas has pushed fishermen to travel farther out. Kim Jong Un is seeking to make North Korea self-sufficient in food, but its sources of protein continues to fall. The rogue nation remains vulnerable to health problems caused by the lack of a varied, balanced diet. Eight skeletal remains were found in a boat, one of the earlier gruesome discoveries. (Kyodo via Reuters) Fishermen are desperate to meet annual catch goals, which are elevated to higher levels every year, Shigemura said. Pyon added: Since then, fishermen have been frantically trying to meet [annual] catch goals, but what's different this year is that they are traveling to distant waters in their fragile boats.

  2. James Feldkamp:

    This is still the high-water mark of the annual consumer calendar, it's still the biggest show and it's still watched by hundreds of millions of households around China.

  3. Alexis Thompson:

    The things that I would note, however, are that one needs to evaluate the overall cost of patients who undergo sibling transplants and see if it is comparable, when we look at what the alternative might be -- having a stem cell transplant of any kind -- that is one number that has to be borne in mind. The second is looking at what the costs are for annual care for individuals with thalassemia.

  4. Marc Sprenger:

    At the current pace of an annual 6 percent decline, the EU/EEA will only be free of tuberculosis in the next century.

  5. Deepesh Rathore:

    While we are all concerned about badly maintained vehicles causing pollution, the solution to that is to make annual vehicle health checks mandatory, if today the NGT can do this thing without any warning, any planning or any heads-up then in five years the same can be done for petrol vehicles as well.

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