1. [ adjective ] occurring or payable every year
Synonyms: yearly

"an annual trip to Paris" "yearly medical examinations" "annual (or yearly) income"

Related terms: year year
2. [ adjective ] (botany) completing its life cycle within a year
Synonyms: one-year

"a border of annual flowering plants"

Related terms: perennial biennial botany
3. [ noun ] (botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
Related terms: plant
4. [ noun ] (writing) a reference book that is published regularly once every year
Synonyms: yearbook
Related terms: reference_book ephemeris almanac almanac
Similar spelling:   annually