[an.nu.al] 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 -- an.nu.al.ly adv
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