Meaning of ANNUAL in English

ANNUAL

■ adjective

1》 occurring once every year.

2》 calculated over or covering a year.

3》 (of a plant) living only for a year or less, perpetuating itself by seed. Compare with biennial , perennial .

■ noun

1》 a book or magazine of a series published once a year.

2》 an ~ plant.

Derivatives

~ly adverb

Origin

ME: from OFr. annuel , from late L. ~is , based on L. annus 'year'.

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