a record of events, especially a yearly record, usually in chronological order.
historical records generally:
the annals of war.
a periodical publication containing the formal reports of an organization or learned field.
a record of events of a particular year:
an annal of the year 753.
a single record or entry in a historical chronicle:
A later scribe has added to the annal.
one of the periodic formal reports of an organization or learned field:
The proceedings will be published as an Annal of the Academy.
It is hard to find, in the annals of American history, a public servant less competent and more harmful.
Cheney’s Love Letter to Himself Paul Begala September 6, 2011
The only published medical trial for ExtenZe came out last June in annals of the American Psychotherapy Association.
The Case for Upsizing Daniel Nester March 9, 2009
Influential fathers are hardly a new phenomenon in the annals of presidential politics.
Huntsman’s Big Daddy McKay Coppins, David A. Graham June 27, 2011
Nothing like it had ever been pulled off in the annals of New York City crime.
The High Society Bank Robber of the 1800s J. North Conway October 18, 2014
I think his inauguration is a gold-star day in the annals of American history.
Downhill After His Election Douglas Brinkley January 18, 2010
Yesterday was perhaps the brightest in the annals of Vailima.
Vailima Letters Robert Louis Stevenson
The year 1780, was the most eventful one, in the annals of South Carolina.
A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion William Dobein James
It was a great day in the annals of the Blue City and of Liberalism.
The Lion’s Share E. Arnold Bennett
The battle was one of the most brilliant in the American annals.
Graham’s Magazine, Vol. XXXII No. 4, April 1848 Various
They write many pretty poems, and compose histories and annals of their own country.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX. Robert Kerr
yearly records of events, generally in chronological order
history or records of history in general
regular reports of the work of a society, learned body, etc
the recorded events of one year See also annals
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.)).
rare singular of annals (q.v.).
a former kingdom and French protectorate along the E coast of French Indochina: now part of Vietnam. Historical Examples The Buddhism of Annam is often described as corrupt and decadent. Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot There are four Pangerans, Annam being the most daring of the whole. The […]
of or relating to , its people, or their language. a native of . former name of the language Vietnamese. Historical Examples Annamese Buddhism is only a colourless copy of Chinese Foism and has no great hold of the people. The Races of Man Joseph Deniker Though fond of ease the Annamese are more industrious […]
of or relating to , its people, or their language. a native of . former name of the language Vietnamese. a native or inhabitant of . Formerly Annamese, Annamite. the language of , of uncertain linguistic affiliation. of or relating to or its inhabitants. Historical Examples I could have kissed the annamite who was stationed […]
Kofi [koh-fee] /ˈkoʊ fi/ (Show IPA), born 1938, Ghanaian diplomat: secretary-general of the United Nations 1997–2006. Contemporary Examples If Russia and China are looking for a way out, Annan just might give it to them. Kofi Annan’s U.N. Mission Is Last-Ditch Push for Diplomacy in Syria Bruce Jones March 2, 2012 That Putin talked of […]