annual1 of 2
: covering the period of a year
: occurring or happening every year or once a year : yearly
an annual reunion
an annual physical checkup
: completing the life cycle in one growing season or single year
: an event that occurs yearly
: a publication appearing yearly
the high-school annual
: something that lasts one year or season
specifically : a plant that completes its life cycle in one growing season
Adjective The annual meeting is in July. The company's earnings for last year are published in the annual report. We had more snow this year than the average annual amount. The company charges an annual fee of $45. Noun We planted some annuals in front of the house.
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AdjectiveBut Biden has argued the debt limit must be addressed on its own, with future spending negotiated over Congress’ annual spending bills. —Politifact Staff Writer, Dallas News, 16 May 2023 The turning of spring to summer brings warm weather, blockbuster movies... and the annual TV upfronts. —Calie Schepp, EW.com, 15 May 2023 Nearly 100 runners and walkers turned out for the sixth annual North Suburban YMCA Healthy Kids Day 5K Run/Walk on May 13 in Northbrook. —Karie Angell Luc, Chicago Tribune, 15 May 2023 In fact, annual US oil output this year is projected to surpass the pre-Covid record set in 2019, according to the Energy Information Administration. —Matt Egan, CNN, 15 May 2023 Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend Taylor Swift's Fourth of July party Lively and Reynolds were in attendance for Swift's annual Fourth of July bash in 2016. —Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 15 May 2023 The BelTA state news agency reported that Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko read a message from Lukashenko during an annual ceremony at which young people swear allegiance to the ex-Soviet state’s flag. —Reuters, NBC News, 15 May 2023 The study analyzed the price-to-rent ratio, which is calculated by dividing the median home price by the median annual rent and compares the cost of buying a home to the cost of renting expressed as a ratio. —USA TODAY, 15 May 2023 Dannielynn and her father keep her mother's spirit alive through their annual trips to the Kentucky Derby and the Barnstable Brown Gala. —Olivia Evans, Women's Health, 15 May 2023
NounLa Grange Farmers Market & Artisans WHAT: Produce, meats, breads, baked goods, ice cream, cheese eggs, cut flowers, ornamental grasses, fish/seafood, fruits, jams, jellies, annuals, hanging baskets, plants, herbs and spices, soap, crafts and more. —The Courier-Journal, 16 May 2023 Chosen by unanimous vote of 32 jurors from over 1,400 entries, the 83rd annual Peabody Awards also landed on eight documentaries, seven news programs, five from interactive and immersive content, three podcast/radio programs, and one each from arts and public service fare. —Michael Schneider, Variety, 15 May 2023 In the rest of the country, it’s considered an annual. —Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 12 May 2023 In some cases, a plant may actually be a perennial in warmer regions, but isn't hardy in colder ones, so is usually treated as an annual. —Sheryl Geerts, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 May 2023 The winners of the 83rd annual Peabody Awards will be celebrated on Sunday, June 11 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. —Tyler Coates, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 May 2023 Select from annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees and other garden items. —Corey Sheldon | , oregonlive, 5 May 2023 Also, tulips prefer a dry bed during their summer dormancy, so plant them with other perennials and annuals to keep them from getting too wet. —Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 25 Apr. 2023 These annuals come in various electric colors ranging from pink, yellow, orange, and white. —Erynn Hassinger, Country Living, 22 Apr. 2023 See More
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