annals

plural noun an·nals \ ˈa-nᵊlz \

Definition of annals

1 : a record of events arranged in yearly sequence
  • the annals of the twentieth century
2 : historical records : chronicles
  • the annals of Tacitus
  • in the annals of sports
3 : records of the activities of an organization
  • quoted from the Annals of the Association of American Geographers

Origin and Etymology of annals

Latin annales, from plural of annalis yearly — more at annual


ANNALS Defined for English Language Learners

annals

Definition of annals for English Language Learners

  • : historical records

  • : records of the activities of an organization


ANNALS Defined for Kids

annals

noun plural an·nals \ ˈa-nᵊlz \

Definition of annals for Students

1 : a record of events arranged in yearly sequence
2 : historical records : history the annals of sports


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