Definition of annual in English:
- A tradition grew up around this annual event whereby once the cake was cut and the goodies all eaten it was time for ghost stories.
- This eagerly anticipated annual event once again drew the crowds and this time there was the added attraction of an extra race on the town centre circuit.
- The conference is the premier annual event in cardiology on the medical education calendar in the region.
- Apple's calculated annual run rate of 130 million songs a year equates to $43.9m of revenue per annum.
- Under the new laws the band would have been required to pay full tax rates on annual incomes of more than €250,000.
- This legislation confirms the annual income tax rates for the 2003-04 year.
- Starting an annual flower garden from seed is one of the greatest joys of spring gardening.
- Create privacy screens by planting fast-growing annual vines up trellises around your patio.
- You've probably seen annual flowers planted in all sorts of odd containers, from discarded tires to old boots!
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- The Children's Book Shelf stocks nothing but children's books, old annuals and comics.
- Timeform publishes such annuals as Racehorses and Chasers and Hurdlers, along with its weekly Black Book.
- One lot is a collection of children's annuals, including first editions of Enid Blyton books and an 1870 copy of John Bunyan's Choice Works.
- Fall is a good time to plant cool-season annuals and vegetables, herbs, perennials and trees, too.
- Avoid fertilizing the annuals planted in the same bed until the bulbs have died back.
- These annuals are beautiful foliage plants becoming fashionable again.
Late Middle English: from Old French annuel, from late Latin annualis, based on Latin annus 'year'.
This comes via Old French from late Latin annualis, based on Latin annus ‘year’. The notion of a ‘yearbook’ recording events of the past year, arose in the late 17th century. From the same word we get annals (mid 16th century) from Latin annales (libri) ‘yearly (books)’ giving a historical record of the events throughout each year; anniversary (Middle English) ‘returning yearly’; annuity (Late Middle English) something paid ‘yearly’; perennial (mid 17th century) ‘[lasting] through the year’; and the Latin phrases annus horribilis ‘year of disasters’ and annus mirabilis ‘wonderful year’.
Words that rhyme with annualbiannual, Emanuel, Emmanuel, manual
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