annual

Definitions

  • England and Wales, Mean Annual Rainfall
    England and Wales, Mean Annual Rainfall
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj annual completing its life cycle within a year "a border of annual flowering plants"
    • adj annual occurring or payable every year "an annual trip to Paris","yearly medical examinations","annual (or yearly) income"
    • n annual a reference book that is published regularly once every year
    • n annual (botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes
    • Annual (R. C. Ch) A Mass for a deceased person or for some special object, said daily for a year or on the anniversary day.
    • Annual A thing happening or returning yearly; esp. a literary work published once a year.
    • Annual Anything, especially a plant, that lasts but one year or season; an annual plant. "Oaths . . . in some sense almost annuals ; . . . and I myself can remember about forty different sets."
    • Annual Lasting or continuing only one year or one growing season; requiring to be renewed every year; as, an annual plant; annual tickets.
    • Annual Of or pertaining to a year; returning every year; coming or happening once in the year; yearly. "The annual overflowing of the river [Nile]."
    • Annual Performed or accomplished in a year; reckoned by the year; as, the annual motion of the earth. "A thousand pound a year, annual support."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Approximately 1 billion stamps are produced in Australia annually
    • annual Of, for, or pertaining to a year; yearly: as, the annual growth of a tree; annual profits; the annual motion of the earth.
    • annual Relating to a year, or to the events or transactions of a year: as, an annual report.
    • annual Lasting or continuing only one year, or one season of the year; coming to an end individually within the year: as, annual plants or insects.
    • annual Occurring or returning once a year; happening or coming at yearly intervals: as, an annual feast or celebration.
    • n annual A mass said for a deceased person, either daily during a year from the day of his death, or on the recurrence of the day for a number of years; an anniversary mass; also the fee paid for it. Also called annal.
    • n annual A yearly payment or allowance; specifically, in Scotland, quit-rent; ground-rent. Also called ground-annual.
    • n annual A plant or an animal whose natural term of life is one year or one season; especially, any plant which grows from seed, blooms, perfects its fruit, and dies in the course of the same year. Annuals, however, may be carried over two or more years by preventing them from fruiting, as is frequently done with the mignonette. Many species that are perennials in warm climates are only annuals where the winters are severe. Winter annuals, frequent in warm regions with dry summers, germinate from the seed under the rains of autumn, grow through the winter, and die after perfecting seed in the spring.
    • n annual A literary production published annually; especially, an illustrated work issued near Christmas of each year. The name is more especially applied to certain publications handsomely bound, illustrated with plates, and containing prose tales, poems, etc., which were formerly very popular, but are now no longer issued. The first one published in London appeared in 1822, and the last in 1856.
    • n annual Plants become annuals because of the limitations of the seasons. Some plants die outright at the approach of cold or dry weather and leave only their seeds to carry the species over to another season; these are the true annuals. Others, truly perennial in their native climates, become annual in short-season climates by being killed by frost; these are plur-annuals. Others carry themselves over by means of bulbs; these are pseud-annuals.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Each year the Pentagon estimates their computer network is hacked about 250,000 times annually
    • adj Annual an′nū-al yearly: coming every year: requiring to be renewed every year: performed in a year
    • n Annual 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
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Quotations

  • Richard E. Griggs
    Richard E. Griggs
    “Everything someone does on a daily basis should be traceable back to an annual or quarterly plan.”
  • Wallace Stevens
    Wallace%20Stevens
    “Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!”
  • John Quincy Adams
    John Quincy Adams
    “Where annual elections end where slavery begins.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. annuel, F. annuel, fr. L. annualis, fr. annus, year. Cf. Annals

Usage

In literature:

Many thousands of cattle are fattened annually in this way at remarkably low cost.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5" by Various
An annual tax is levied of 3-3/4 cp.
"Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products" by William Bevan
This act is re-enacted annually by the Army (Annual) Act.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Vital statistics supplied by the Bulgarian government to the United Nations in 1972 indicated an annual growth rate of 0.7 percent.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
According to Romanian officials, the annual addition to reserves has been double the volume of annual production.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
H. L. Hutchins described in 1906 in an address before the annual meeting of the Connecticut Bible Society at New Haven.
"The Challenge of the Country" by George Walter Fiske
The Prince again presided at the Annual Meeting in 1884.
"Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888" by Edward VII
This is well illustrated by the common oyster which annually disperses about 60,000,000 eggs.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
In the south-west it flowers freely, and one specimen fruits almost annually.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
The commerce of Christiania is increasing annually.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia" by Maturin M. Ballou
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In poetry:

SAY, cruel IRIS, pretty rake,
Dear mercenary beauty,
What annual offering shall I make,
Expressive of my duty?
"The Gift (To Iris, In Bow Street, Covent Garden)" by Oliver Goldsmith
What time the pea puts on the bloom,
Thou fli'st thy vocal vale,
An annual guest in other lands,
Another Spring to hail.
"Ode To The Cuckoo" by John Logan
God's day of thousand years for him
Date thou, with annual bark
Ring upon ring, that he from thee
An aeon sped may mark.
"Immortal Eve - I" by Manmohan Ghose
O could I fly, I'd fly with thee!
We'd make, with joyful wing,
Our annual visit o'er the globe,
Companions of the Spring.
"Ode To The Cuckoo" by John Logan
And these green paths must soon be trod
By other feet than ours,
Full long may annual pilgrims come
To keep the Feast of Flowers;
"June On The Merrimac" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But now, I am the only guest,
The grave—the grave now covers all
Who joined me at the annual feast
We kept in this deserted hall.
"Forty Years After" by John Marchborn Cooley

In news:

Oklahoma Indian Summer, an annual intertribal festival, runs Thursday through Saturday at the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S E. Annual intertribal festival begins in Bartlesville.
The 7th Annual 'jeep jaunt ' is coming up on October 28th to raise money for the American Lung Association, and the Annual 'jeep jaunt ' JAM is the registration kick-off party, which will be held at Sterling Jeep on I-49 in Opelousas.
It's seemingly an annual tradition - the annual holiday to honor our nation's greatest leaders has also become a chance to get some of the best shopping deals of the year.
Nominations Requested by September 30, 2010 For the 8th Annual Award to be presented at the 95th Annual Conference of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities November 16-19, 2010.
Prancing Horse Annual Spring Barn Dance – Saturday, April 21, 2012 McLendon Hills Equestrian Center was the venue for the annual Prancing Horse Barn Dance held on Saturday, April 21.
While the annual Fourth of July fireworks at Robe -Ann Park annually have been the centerpiece of Greencastle Independence Day activities, there is more to the celebration than rockets bursting in air.
Card players urged to sign up for annual round robin bridge It's time to sign up for the annual round robin bridge competition.
The fifth annual Children's Choice Book Awards were awarded Monday evening at a charity gala in New York City, kicking off the 93rd annual Children's Book Week.
It's the great outdoors, inside the ballpark for the 10th annual Giants Annual AT&T Slumber Party .
Thousands are expected to attend the fourth annual free health clinic at the L.A. Care Harbor's fourth annual free health clinic is underway at the Los Angeles Sports Arena .
The 11th annual Toys for Christmas Toy Drive benefit and 10th annual Patrick Stott Memorial Bike Run, all hosted by the Beach Pub, 1661 I St, hits the sand Sunday, Nov 13, with registration at 10 a.
Bayou Teche Museum is pleased to announce the First Annual Dave Robicheaux Running of the Bulls 5K Race on Nov 17 to start the First Annual El Festival Español.
The annual Makoti Threshing Association's annual exhibition is featuring more than 300 vintage tractors, combines, threshing machines and other farm machinery.
Annual Street Lists – The 2012 Annual Street Lists are now available.
The second annual 'National Unfriend Day,' the annual holiday started by Jimmy Kimmel, is tomorrow.
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In science:

Proceedings of the Joint Seventeenth International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Thirty-sixth Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (pp. 491497).
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
Gutbrod, New trends in pseudo random number generation in Annual Reviews of Computational Physics VI, Edited by D.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Gutbrod, New trends in pseudo random number generation, Annual Reviews of Computational Physics VI, World Scientific (to be published); G.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Rieger, in: Annual Reviews of Computational Physics II (ed. D.
Specific-Heat Exponent of Random-Field Systems via Ground-State Calculations
Jaynes, “Bayesian Methods: General Background,” in The Fourth Annual Workshop on Bayesian/Maximum Entropy Methods in Geophysical Inverse Problems, ed: J.H.
Physics with exotic probability theory
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