Meaning of ANNUAL in English

ANNUAL

I. an ‧ nu ‧ al 1 S2 W2 AC /ˈænjuəl/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ annual ; adverb : ↑ annually ; adjective : ↑ annual ]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: annuel , from Late Latin annualis , from Latin annuus 'yearly' and annalis 'yearly' , both from annus 'year' ]

1 . happening once a year SYN yearly :

The school trip has become an annual event.

annual report/meeting/conference

2 . based on or calculated over a period of one year SYN yearly

annual budget/income/cost etc

a household with an annual income of $60,000

—annually adverb :

The jazz festival is held annually in July.

II. annual 2 BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ annual ; adverb : ↑ annually ; adjective : ↑ annual ]

1 . a plant that lives for one year or season ⇨ biennial , perennial

2 . a book, especially for children, that is produced once a year with the same title but different stories, pictures etc

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.