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Definition of "annual" []

  • Recurring, done, or performed every year; yearly: an annual medical examination. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or determined by a year: an annual income. (adjective)
  • Botany Living or growing for only one year or season. (adjective)
  • A periodical published yearly; a yearbook. (noun)
  • Botany A plant that completes its entire life cycle in a single growing season. (noun)

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 "annual" in a sentence
  • ""ANNIVERSARY" called a splendid annual, I hope for sympathy from its readers, seeing that I have been a "_splendid annual_" myself."
  • "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."
  • "To-morrow night he holds what he calls his annual 'town-meeting' -- a fake and a joke."