annals


noun (used with a plural verb)

  1. a record of events, especially a yearly record, usually in chronological order.
  2. historical records generally: the annals of war.
  3. a periodical publication containing the formal reports of an organization or learned field.

noun

  1. a record of events of a particular year: an annal of the year 753.
  2. a single record or entry in a historical chronicle: A later scribe has added to the annal.
  3. one of the periodic formal reports of an organization or learned field: The proceedings will be published as an Annal of the Academy.

pl n

  1. yearly records of events, generally in chronological order
  2. history or records of history in general
  3. regular reports of the work of a society, learned body, etc

noun

  1. the recorded events of one yearSee also annals
n.

1560s, from Latin annales libri “chronicles,” literally “yearlies, yearly books,” noun use of plural of annalis “pertaining to a year,” from annus “year” (see annual (adj.)).

n.

rare singular of annals (q.v.).

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