Meaning of ANNUAL in English

[] adj [ME, fr. MF & LL; MF annuel, fr. LL annualis, blend of L annuus yearly (fr. annus year) and L annalis yearly (fr. annus year); prob. akin to Goth athnam (dat. pl.) years, Skt atati he walks, goes] (14c) 1: covering the period of a year "~ rainfall"

2: occurring or happening every year or once a year: yearly "an ~ reunion"

3: completing the life cycle in one growing season -- adv

[2]annual n (14c) 1: an event that occurs yearly

2: a publication appearing yearly

3: something that lasts one year or season; specif: an annual plant

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