Definitions for: Annals

[n] a chronological account of events in successive years
[n] reports of the work of a society or learned body etc

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: chronological record

See Also: account, chronicle, history, journal, story

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