(botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
annual, yearly, yearbook(adj)
a reference book that is published regularly once every year
completing its life cycle within a year
"a border of annual flowering plants"
occurring or payable every year
"an annual trip to Paris"; "yearly medical examinations"; "annual (or yearly) income"
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.
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.
Happening once every year.
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.
(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.
Living or lasting just one season or year, as certain insects or insect colonies.
Origin: First attested around 1382, from annualem, annualis, related to annalis, adjective form of annus. Used to categorize plants since 1710.
of or pertaining to a year; returning every year; coming or happening once in the year; yearly
performed or accomplished in a year; reckoned by the year; as, the annual motion of the earth
lasting or continuing only one year or one growing season; requiring to be renewed every year; as, an annual plant; annual tickets
a thing happening or returning yearly; esp. a literary work published once a year
anything, especially a plant, that lasts but one year or season; an annual plant
a Mass for a deceased person or for some special object, said daily for a year or on the anniversary day
Origin: [OE. annuel, F. annuel, fr. L. annualis, fr. annus year. Cf. Annals.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. annualis—annus, a year.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Those astronomical motions which return or terminate every year.
To create, occur or schedule every year.
At work we have an annual appraisal to assess our performance.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Annual' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1252
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Annual' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2057
Rank popularity for the word 'Annual' in Adjectives Frequency: #152
The numerical value of Annual in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Annual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9