What does annual mean?

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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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    Rank popularity for the word 'annual' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1252

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    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. Emily Cain:

    We look forward to working with Congress on returning to regular order in the annual budget process.

  3. Alexey Texler:

    We are talking about freezing January production levels. It would be higher than the annual average for 2015 by around 1.5 percent.

  4. David Cicilline:

    This fine is a fraction of Facebook's annual revenue. It won't make them think twice about their responsibility to protect user data.

  5. 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.

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