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English Dictionary: annals by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. reports of the work of a society or learned body etc
  2. a chronological account of events in successive years
    Synonym(s): annals, chronological record
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Annals \An"nals\, n. pl. [L. annalis (sc. liber), and more
      frequently in the pl. annales (sc. libri), chronicles, fr.
      annus year. Cf. {Annual}.]
      1. A relation of events in chronological order, each event
            being recorded under the year in which it happened.
            [bd]Annals the revolution.[b8] --Macaulay. [bd]The annals
            of our religion.[b8] --Rogers.
      2. Historical records; chronicles; history.
                     The short and simple annals of the poor. --Gray.
                     It was one of the most critical periods in our
                     annals.                                             --Burke.
      3. sing. The record of a single event or item. [bd]In
            deathless annal.[b8] --Young.
      4. A periodic publication, containing records of discoveries,
            transactions of societies, etc.; as [bd]Annals of
      Syn: History. See {History}.
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