Annual

Definitions of "Annual"

Recurring, done, or performed every year; yearly. adjective

Of, relating to, or determined by a year. adjective

Living or growing for only one year or season. adjective

A periodical published yearly; a yearbook. noun

A plant that completes its entire life cycle in a single growing season. noun

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. noun

Of, for, or pertaining to a year; yearly: as, the annual growth of a tree; annual profits; the annual motion of the earth.

Relating to a year, or to the events or transactions of a year: as, an annual report.

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.

Occurring or returning once a year; happening or coming at yearly intervals: as, an annual feast or celebration.

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. noun

A yearly payment or allowance; specifically, in Scotland, quit-rent; ground-rent. Also called ground-annual. noun

The word "Annual" in example sentences

"ANNIVERSARY" called a splendid annual, I hope for sympathy from its readers, seeing that I have been a "_splendid annual_" myself. The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 380, July 11, 1829

If you are not familiar with the way we plant annuals in South Texas, then you might be surprised that the term annual doesn't mean it will last for a year. Corpus Christi Caller Times, Caller.com Stories

To-morrow night he holds what he calls his annual 'town-meeting' -- a fake and a joke. Captivating Mary Carstairs

The AFL supports the financially challenged, such as North Melbourne, the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne, through what it calls the annual special distribution, but to receive the funding, clubs must show that they are fiscally responsible and give head office an in-depth plan, with budgets and so forth. The Age News Headlines

Taking what he called his annual leave of absence, the Kyrgyz president had intended to return to Bishkek on March 16. Ferghana.Ru news agency

And with less money, you want to add another $600 Billion in annual spending? Matthew Yglesias » The Military’s Reach

Medicare has played only a very minor role in annual deficits, as well. Matthew Yglesias » Why Would You Ever Cut Social Security?

To cover the approximately $1 trillion in annual “defense” expenditures, the gas tax right now would have to be on the order of $10 a gallon. Matthew Yglesias » The War

Versus, paying about $70 million in annual NHL rights fees and in its fourth season of covering the league, this year drew its best regular-season ratings and, so far, its best playoff ratings. Even with Ovechkin-Crosby star power, NHL struggles to attract fans

Japanese game-maker Nintendo suffered its first drop in annual profit in six years, hit by a price cut for the Wii home console and sliding ... gaming | Comment | Recommend Video Games: Product Reviews, News, & Online Arcade - USATODAY.com

In recent years, Canada has experienced a jump in annual refugee claims by Mexicans from 5 to 3000. Calling all Canadians...

Japanese game-maker Nintendo suffered its first drop in annual profit in six years, hit by a price cut for the Wii home console and sliding ... gaming | Comment | Recommend Video Games: Product Reviews, News, & Online Arcade - USATODAY.com

TOKYO Japanese game-maker Nintendo suffered its first drop in annual profit in six years, hit by a price cut for the Wii home console and sliding global sales. Nintendo profit drops for first time in 6 years

In recent years, Canada has experienced a jump in annual refugee claims by Mexicans from 5 to 3000. Calling all Canadians...

Much of the confusion and controversy spawned by this week's report, by a government-sponsored task force, that screening mammograms are not helpful and may be harmful for women under age 50, has to do with the apparent suddenness of the decision, reversing a quarter-century of advice to begin annual screening at age 40. Rethinking the Mammogram Guidelines

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