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"

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. Jason Chao:

    They invited me to lunch and didn't put it in a straight-forward manner, they diplomatically said that if you decide to do your annual demonstration as normal, it will be fine as long as you don't do other things targeting Xi Jinping.

  2. Leah Carroll:

    [ Vice's ] contract establishes salary minimums, which have been crucial in bringing those who were underpaid -- including most of our writers, editors, contractors and freelance writers -- up to industry standards, we also were able to secure annual cost-of-living wage increases and standardized job descriptions across the unit.

  3. Only Amazon:

    We're committed to fairly and equitably compensating all our employees, and we review all employee compensation on at least an annual basis to ensure that it meets that bar.

  4. Carl Icahn:

    We're going to keep fighting them, unless we get on the board, we're not going away until the annual meeting.

  5. Energy Diplomacy Robin Dunnigan:

    Cutting off all gas transit through Ukraine would deprive it of $2.2 billion in annual revenue.

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