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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
  ``Annals  the  revolution.''  --Macaulay.  ``The  annals  of  our 
  religion.''  --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.  ``In  deathless 
  annal.''  --Young. 
 
  4.  A  periodic  publication,  containing  records  of  discoveries, 
  transactions  of  societies,  etc.;  as  ``Annals  of  Science.'' 
 
  Syn:  History.  See  {History}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  annals 
  n  1:  reports  of  the  work  of  a  society  or  learned  body  etc 
  2:  a  chronological  account  of  events  in  successive  years  [syn: 
  {chronological  record}] 




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