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almanac

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noun al·ma·nac \ˈȯl-mə-ˌnak, ˈal-\

Simple Definition of almanac

  • : 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

  1. 1 :  a publication containing astronomical and meteorological data for a given year and often including a miscellany of other information

  2. 2 :  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

almanac

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noun al·ma·nac \ˈȯl-mə-ˌnak, ˈal-\

Definition of almanac

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




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