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Meaning of ANNUAL

Pronunciation:  'anyooul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a reference book that is published regularly once every year
  2. [n]  a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
  3. [adj]  (botany) completing its life cycle within a year; "a border of annual flowering plants"
  4. [adj]  occurring or payable every year; "an annual trip to Paris"; "yearly medical examinations"; "annual (or yearly) income"

ANNUAL is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: one-year, yearbook, yearly
 Antonyms: biennial, perennial, two-year
 See Also: almanac, book of facts, ephemeris, farmer's calendar, flora, plant, plant life, reference, reference book, reference work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \An"nu*al\ (?; 135), a. [OE. annuel, F. annuel, fr. L.
    annualis, fr. annus year. Cf. {Annals}.]
    1. Of or pertaining to a year; returning every year; coming
       or happening once in the year; yearly.
             The annual overflowing of the river [Nile]. --Ray.
    2. Performed or accomplished in a year; reckoned by the year;
       as, the annual motion of the earth.
             A thousand pound a year, annual support. --Shak.
    2. Lasting or continuing only one year or one growing season;
       requiring to be renewed every year; as, an annual plant;
       annual tickets. --Bacon.
  2. \An"nu*al\, n.
    1. A thing happening or returning yearly; esp. a literary
       work published once a year.
    2. 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.
    3. (R. C. Ch.) A Mass for a deceased person or for some
       special object, said daily for a year or on the
       anniversary day.
Biology Dictionary
  1. Describes a plant or other organism that completes its whole life cycle in one year
  2. Occuring yearly.
Thesaurus Terms
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