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Definition of "annals" []

  • A chronological record of the events of successive years. (noun-plural)
  • A descriptive account or record; a history: "the short and simple annals of the poor” ( Thomas Gray). (noun-plural)
  • A periodical journal in which the records and reports of a learned field are compiled. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "annals" in a sentence
  • "The term annals, though often confused with chronicles, nevertheless indicates a different class."
  • "Not entirely unremembered in Alaskan annals is the summer stampede of 1898 from Fort Yukon to the bench diggings of Tarwater Hill."
  • "Almost all come from monastic or mendicant milieux, and are passages in annals or chronicles of the writer's abbey."