WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
an•nu•al /ˈænyuəl/USA pronunciation   adj. [before a noun]
  1. of or for a year;
    yearly:my annual salary.
  2. occurring or returning once a year: an annual celebration.
  3. Botany(of a plant) living for only one growing season:an annual plant.

n. [countable]
  1. Botanya plant that lives for one growing season.
  2. a publication issued once a year.
an•nu•al•ly, adv. See -ann-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
an•nu•al  (anyo̅o̅ əl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. of, for, or pertaining to a year;
    yearly:annual salary.
  2. occurring or returning once a year:an annual celebration.
  3. Botanyliving only one growing season, as beans or corn.
  4. performed or executed during a year:the annual course of the sun.
  5. Insects[Entomol.]living or lasting but one season or year, as certain insects or colonies of insects.

n. 
  1. Botanya plant living only one year or season.
  2. a book, report, etc., published annually.
annu•al•ly, adv. 
  • Latin
  • Anglo-French
  • Late Latin annuālis, equivalent. to Latin annu(us) yearly (derivative of annus circuit of the sun, year) + -ālis -al1; replacing Middle English annuel
  • 1350–1400


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

annual /ˈænjʊəl/ adj
  1. occurring, done, etc, once a year or every year; yearly: an annual income
  2. lasting for a year: an annual subscription
n
  1. a plant that completes its life cycle in less than one year
  2. a book, magazine, etc, published once every year
Etymology: 14th Century: from Late Latin annuālis, from Latin annuus yearly, from annus year

ˈannually adv



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