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Meaning of 'annual' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Annual [ a.]
- Of or pertaining to a year; returning every year; coming or happening once in the year; yearly.
- Performed or accomplished in a year; reckoned by the year; as, the annual motion of the earth.
- Lasting or continuing only one year or one growing season; requiring to be renewed every year; as, an annual plant; annual tickets.
2 . Annual [ n.]
- A thing happening or returning yearly; esp. a literary work published once a year.
- Anything, especially a plant, that lasts but one year or season; an annual plant.
- A Mass for a deceased person or for some special object, said daily for a year or on the anniversary day.

Meaning of 'annual' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . annual [ a]
Meaning (1):
- completing its life cycle within a year
Example in sentence:
  • a border of annual flowering plants
2 . annual [ s]
Meaning (2):
- occurring or payable every year
Example in sentence:
  • an annual trip to Paris;
  • annual (or yearly) income;
  • yearly medical examinations