Dictionary.com

annular

[ an-yuh-ler ]
/ ˈæn yə lər /
Save This Word!

adjective

having the form of a ring.
(of a carpenter's nail) having a series of concentric grooves to improve holding power.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE MANY TYPES OF NOUNS

They're everywhere you turn, but can you identify the 10 types of nouns easily? This quiz will test your mettle against singular, plural, concrete, abstract, common, proper, collective, compound, countable, and uncountable nouns!
Question 1 of 7
Shoelaces, rainbow, toothpaste, and haircuts are all what type of noun?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of annular

1565–75; <Latin annulāris, equivalent to annul(us) ring (variant of ānulus) + -āris-ar1

OTHER WORDS FROM annular

an·nu·lar·i·ty, nounan·nu·lar·ly, adverbin·ter·an·nu·lar, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for annular

British Dictionary definitions for annular

annular
/ (ˈænjʊlə) /

adjective

ring-shaped; of or forming a ring

Derived forms of annular

annularity (ˌænjʊˈlærɪtɪ), nounannularly, adverb

Word Origin for annular

C16: from Latin annulāris, from annulus, ānulus ring
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for annular

annular
[ ănyə-lər ]

adj.

Shaped like or forming a ring.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for annular

annular
[ ănyə-lər ]

Forming or shaped like a ring.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK