al·​ma·​nac | \ ˈȯl-mə-ˌnak How to pronounce almanac (audio) , ˈal- How to pronounce almanac (audio) \

Definition of almanac

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

Examples of almanac in a Sentence

an almanac of town news

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In this case, the almanac team referred to home sale data, or used median home prices for all ZIP codes in the neighborhood to calculate a weighted average. Lauryn Schroeder,, "Almanac: About the data," 22 June 2018 Benjamin Banneker, a free and self-educated African-American man born in 1731, spent his life farming, studying mathematics and publishing six almanacs. Cody Boteler,, "Banneker Historical Park and Museum to host annual 'Colonial Market Fair'," 8 June 2018 The important part is that this old leather almanac that somehow ended up on a backroom shelf at Union College once belonged to a family that was friendly with the Washingtons. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "A college says it found an old clump of George Washington’s hair. Hooray!," 14 Feb. 2018 As a child, one of my favorite days of the year was when the new almanac came out. Mark Thiessen, National Geographic, "30th Annual National Geographic Bee Winners Nail Tough Questions," 23 May 2018 Historical records project archivist Daniel Michelson found the almanac atop a bookshelf at the college's Schaffer Library. Sean Rossman, USA TODAY, "George Washington's hair found in New York college library book," 14 Feb. 2018 Archivists at a New York college library stumbled upon an intimate artifact of George Washington — a lock of his iconic grey hair, tucked in an 18th-century almanac. Sean Rossman, USA TODAY, "George Washington's hair found in New York college library book," 14 Feb. 2018 Library archivists found the snippet in an old almanac that belonged to Philip J. Schuyler, whose father was one of the college’s founders in 1795. Mary Esch, The Seattle Times, "Washington snipped here? College says it found prez’s hair," 18 Feb. 2018 The hair was discovered in a pocket-sized almanac for the year 1793 that belonged to Philip Schuyler, son of General Philip Schuyler, who served under Washington during the Revolutionary War and founded Union College in 1795. Mary Esch, Houston Chronicle, "Did Washington snip here? College says it found his hair," 18 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of almanac

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for almanac

Middle English almenak, from Medieval Latin almanach, probably from Arabic al-manākh the almanac

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The first known use of almanac was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners 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


al·​ma·​nac | \ ˈȯl-mə-ˌnak How to pronounce almanac (audio) , ˈal-\

Kids Definition of almanac

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

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