- annual general meeting,
- annual parallax,
- annual percentage rate,
- annual report,
- annual ring
Origin of annual
Examples from the Web for annuals
The seeds of all annuals can be sown from March until June according to the locality.What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes|Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Although the majority of annuals are of a very ephemeral character, few things are more showy or more floriferous.Little Folks (November 1884)|Various
But we are not restricted to annuals in seeking for spring flowers from seeds.
I have no disposition to say disparaging things about the garden of annuals.Amateur Gardencraft|Eben E. Rexford
If we have given of late none of Mrs. Ware's "annuals," it has only been from the abundance of other material.Memoir of Mary L. Ware, Wife of Henry Ware, Jr.|Edward B. Hall
Word Origin for annual
late 14c., from Old French annuel (12c.) or directly from Late Latin annualem (nominative annualis), corresponding to Latin annalis as adjective form of annus "year," from PIE *at-no-, from root *at- "to go," on notion of "period gone through" (cf. Sanskrit atati "goes, wanders," Gothic aþnam (dative plural) "year," Oscan akno- "year, holiday, time of offering"). Used of plants since 1710.
c.1400, originally "service commemorating the anniversary of a person's death," from annual (adj.). By 1824 as short for annual plant.