Annals Definition

A chronological record of the events of successive years.
American Heritage
A written account of events year by year in chronological order.
Webster's New World
A descriptive account or record; a history.
American Heritage
Historical records or chronicles; history.
Webster's New World
A periodical journal in which the records and reports of a learned field are compiled.
American Heritage

Origin of Annals

  • From Middle French annales, from Latin annales libri (“chronicles”), from annalis (“pertaining to a year”), from annus (“year”) + libri, genitive of liber (“book”). Compare with annual.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin (librī) annālēs yearly (books), annals pl. of annālis yearly from annus year at- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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