Meaning of ANNUAL in English

— annually , adv.

/an"yooh euhl/ , adj.

1. of, for, or pertaining to a year; yearly: annual salary.

2. occurring or returning once a year: an annual celebration.

3. Bot. living only one growing season, as beans or corn.

4. performed or executed during a year: the annual course of the sun.

5. Entomol. living or lasting but one season or year, as certain insects or colonies of insects.


6. Bot. a plant living only one year or season.

7. a book, report, etc., published annually.

[ 1350-1400; annualis, equiv. to L annu ( us ) yearly (deriv. of annus circuit of the sun, year) + -alis -AL 1 ; r. ME annuel ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .