noun al·ma·nac \ˈl-mə-ˌnak, ˈal-\

: a book published every year that contains facts about the movements of the sun and moon, changes in the tides, and information of general interest

: a book published every year that contains detailed information on a special subject

Full Definition of ALMANAC

:  a publication containing astronomical and meteorological data for a given year and often including a miscellany of other information
:  a usually annual publication containing statistical, tabular, and general information

Examples of ALMANAC

  1. an almanac of town news

Origin of ALMANAC

Middle English almenak, from Medieval Latin almanach, probably from Arabic al-manākh the almanac
First Known Use: 14th century

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ALMANAC Defined for Kids


noun al·ma·nac \ˈl-mə-ˌnak, ˈal-\

Definition of ALMANAC for Kids

:  a book published yearly that contains facts about weather and astronomy and other general information


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