(noun, adjective)


1. completing its life cycle within a year

- a border of annual flowering plants

2. occurring or payable every year

- an annual trip to Paris

- annual (or yearly) income

Similar word(s): periodic, periodical, yearly

Sentences with annual as an adjective:

- an annual general meeting;

- an annual salary;


1. (botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year

Definition categories: plant, flora

2. a reference book that is published regularly once every year

Similar word(s): yearbook, yearly

Definition categories: communication, reference

Sentences with annual as a noun:

- I read the magazine, but I usually don't purchase the annuals.

- I can't wait to plant my annuals in the spring.