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An"nu*al (?; 135), a. [OE. annuel, F. annuel, fr. L. annualis, fr. annus year. Cf. Annals.]

1.

Of or pertaining to a year; returning every year; coming or happening once in the year; yearly.

The annual overflowing of the river [Nile]. Ray.

2.

Performed or accomplished in a year; reckoned by the year; as, the annual motion of the earth.

A thousand pound a year, annual support. Shak.

2.

Lasting or continuing only one year or one growing season; requiring to be renewed every year; as, an annual plant; annual tickets.

Bacon.

 

© Webster 1913.


An"nu*al, n.

1.

A thing happening or returning yearly; esp. a literary work published once a year.

2.

Anything, especially a plant, that lasts but one year or season; an annual plant.

Oaths . . . in some sense almost annuals; . . . and I myself can remember about forty different sets. Swift.

3. R. C. Ch.

A Mass for a deceased person or for some special object, said daily for a year or on the anniversary day.

 

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