An annual income.
An annual medical examination.
An annual wage.
Easter, Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving are each an example of an annual event.
Geraniums and petunias are each an example of an annual.
An annual salary; average annual profits; the annual course of the sun.
Other Word Forms
Origin of annual
- Middle English annuel from Old French from Late Latin annuālis ultimately from Latin annus year at- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- First attested around 1382, from Late Latin annualem, annualis, related to Latin annalis, adjective form of annus (“year”). Used to categorize plants since 1710.