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Definitions of annual

  1. a reference book that is published regularly once every year
  2. a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
  3. ( botany) completing its life cycle within a year; " a border of annual flowering plants"
  4. completing its life cycle within a year; " a border of annual flowering plants"
  5. Annually.
  6. Of or pertaining to a year; returning every year; coming or happening once in the year; yearly.
  7. Performed or accomplished in a year; reckoned by the year; as, the annual motion of the earth.
  8. Lasting or continuing only one year or one growing season; requiring to be renewed every year; as, an annual plant; annual tickets.
  9. A thing happening or returning yearly; esp. a literary work published once a year.
  10. Anything, especially a plant, that lasts but one year or season; an annual plant.
  11. A Mass for a deceased person or for some special object, said daily for a year or on the anniversary day.
  12. Happening once in twelve months; yearly; of or pertaining to a year; completed in a year; lasting or living for only a year or season; as, an annual plant.
  13. A book or literary collection published once a year; anything that lasts but one year, as a plant.
  14. Yearly: coming every year: requiring to be renewed every year.
  15. A plant that lives but one year: a book published yearly.
  16. A plant that lives but a year; a yearly publication.
  17. Coming yearly; lasting a year.
  18. Returning every year; pertaining to the year; lasting only one year.
  19. A book or pamphlet issued once a year.
  20. A plant living but for a single year.
  21. Returning every year; lasting only one year or season; reckoned by the year; performed in a year.
  22. A plant that lives but one year or season; a book published yearly.
  23. Yearly; that returns every year.
  24. A flower or plant that grows and dies within a year; a book published every year.
  25. N. structures or features that are marked off or completed yearly; living for a year only.
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Usage examples for annual

  1. You could see he was the kind that takes such things seriously, one who would go to work to make a success of any social doings he got into, would give what his set called good parties; and he spoke feelingly of the Blossom Festival, which was the great annual event of a little town. – The Million-Dollar Suitcase by Alice MacGowan Perry Newberry
  2. After the lesson the Old Girls moved away in little groups down to the Big Hall where they were to have their annual business meeting. – Judy of York Hill by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
  3. Some years the loss is heavier, sometimes lighter, but in round numbers this is our annual loss in the great war. – Battles with the Sea by R.M. Ballantyne
  4. Here was the Lake of Guatavita, and before the arrival of the Spaniards this was the scene of an annual religious festival. – The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899] by James Rodway
  5. During the latter part of June the annual roses of the garden were in all stages and conditions. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  6. These works must, therefore, have cost about thirteen times the amount of the annual rent of the whole of the lands of the district, or the whole annual rent for above thirteen years. – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman
  7. But its very success led to trouble, because on one side of a boundary fence there would be farmers who had purchased and whose annual instalments of purchase money were lower than the rents paid by their neighbours on the other side of the mearing. – John Redmond's Last Years by Stephen Gwynn
  8. This act classes the citizens according to their annual amount of sales, and taxes them in the same proportion. – A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America by S. A. Ferrall
  9. Of the 'Almanac' five numbers appeared, beginning with 1796. In these small annual volumes a large part of Schiller's best poems were originally published. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  10. He had an annual income of a few hundred dollars, in addition to his half- pay as a colonel in the revolutionary army. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  11. The net annual receipt from this tax was two hundred thousand pounds. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  12. Upon my election to the office of Governor, and when he had learned that I was born upon his place, he insisted that I should use a large black stallion in the review of the troops at the annual parade. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell
  13. I will now ask the Managing Director to read the annual report. – The Red Room by August Strindberg
  14. The last that is known of this pretender is that he was drawing an annual pension from the imperial treasures at Vienna in his old character of a Mohammedan prince converted to Christianity. – Claimants to Royalty by John H. Ingram
  15. Into the holiest the high- priest only was permitted to enter, and he could only enter on the annual day of atonement. – The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews by Thomas Charles Edwards
  16. The Earl would join her at the Towers after a short stay at Bath, according to his lordship's annual custom. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  17. I have a great opinion of Thomas Paine, and of all his productions: I remember his having been one of the committee for forming one of their annual Constitutions, I mean the admirable Constitution of 1793, after having been a chamber council to the no less admirable Constitution of 1791. This pious patriot has his eyes still directed to his dear native country, notwithstanding her in gratitude to so kind a benefactor. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  18. There is an annual change in the weight of cloth used for the different seasons, from light to heavy and from heavy to light. – Wage Earning and Education by R. R. Lutz
  19. Annual Reports of the Secretary of the Interior. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
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