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al·ma·nac

 (ôl′mə-năk′, ăl′-)
n.
1. An annual publication including calendars with weather forecasts, astronomical information, tide tables, and other related tabular information.
2. A usually annual reference book composed of various lists, tables, and often brief articles relating to a particular field or many general fields.

[Middle English almenak, from Medieval Latin almanach, from medieval scientific Arabic al-manāḫ, the calendar : Arabic al-, the + medieval scientific Arabic manāḫ, calendar (variant of Arabic munāḫ, halting place, caravan stop (probably applied metaphorically to the position of celestial bodies), abode, from 'anāḫa, to make (a camel) lie down, from nāḫa, to lie down, rest; see nwḫ in Semitic roots).]

almanac

(ˈɔːlməˌnæk)
n
a yearly calendar giving statistical information on events and phenomena, such as the phases of the moon, times of sunrise and sunset, tides, anniversaries, etc. Also (archaic): almanack
[C14: from Medieval Latin almanachus, perhaps from Late Greek almenikhiaka]

al•ma•nac

(ˈɔl məˌnæk)

n.
1. an annual publication containing a calendar for the coming year, important dates, and the times of such phenomena as sunrises and sunsets, phases of the moon, and tides.
2. a publication containing astronomical or meteorological information, as future positions of celestial objects, star magnitudes, and culmination dates of constellations.
3. an annual reference book of facts about countries, sports, entertainment, etc.
[1350–1400; Middle English almenak < Medieval Latin almanach < Spanish Arabic al the + manākh calendar, of uncertain orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.almanac - an annual publication including weather forecasts and other miscellaneous information arranged according to the calendar of a given yearalmanac - an annual publication including weather forecasts and other miscellaneous information arranged according to the calendar of a given year
yearly, annual, yearbook - a reference book that is published regularly once every year
2.almanac - an annual publication containing tabular information in a particular field or fields arranged according to the calendar of a given year
yearly, annual, yearbook - a reference book that is published regularly once every year

almanac

noun annual, guide, handbook, guidebook, yearbook, workbook Their Media Yearbook contains an almanac for the next 12 months.
Translations
تَقْوِيم، روزْنَامَه
алманах
kalendář
almanak
almanakka
almanah
almanach
almanak, dagatal
almanachas
almanahsgadagrāmata
almanach
almanacka
almanak

almanac

[ˈɔːlmənæk] Nalmanaque m

almanac

almanack [ˈɔːlmənæk] n
[planets, dates] → almanach m
[particular subject, activity] → almanach m

almanac

nAlmanach m

almanac

[ˈɔːlmənæk] nalmanacco

almanac

(ˈoːlmənӕk) noun
a calendar usually with information about the phases of the moon etc.

almanac

n. almanaque, calendario.
References in classic literature ?
As to the books and furniture of the schoolhouse, they belonged to the community, excepting Cotton Mather's History of Witchcraft, a New England Almanac, and book of dreams and fortune-telling; in which last was a sheet of foolscap much scribbled and blotted in several fruitless attempts to make a copy of verses in honor of the heiress of Van Tassel.
For some years Wilson had been privately at work on a whimsical almanac, for his amusement--a calendar, with a little dab of ostensible philosophy, usually in ironical form, appended to each date; and the judge thought that these quips and fancies of Wilson's were neatly turned and cute; so he carried a handful of them around one day, and read them to some of the chief citizens.
Nowadays I'm so drove I get along with the Almanac, the Weekly Argus, and the Maine State Agriculturist.
In fact, there was a certain curious Puritanism about her, a Puritanism which found a startlingly incongruous and almost laughable expression in the Scripture almanac which hung on the wall at the end of her bed, and the Bible, and two or three Sunday-school stories which, with a copy of "Jane Eyre," were the only books that lay upon the circular mahogany table.
Piperson consulted an almanac, and felt Pigling's ribs; it was too late in the season for curing bacon, and he grudged his meal.
There were even such books of reference as the London Directory, the "Red" and "Blue" books, Whitaker's Almanac, the Army and Navy Lists, and it somehow gladdened my heart to see it, the Law List.
He took out and consulted a pocket almanac, and added, "As today is Wednesday, the 2nd of October, I shall be due in London in this very room of the Reform Club, on Saturday, the 21st of December, at a quarter before nine p.
These are interpreted by the superstitious Indians into warnings that strangers are at hand; and one accidental coincidence, like the chance fulfillment of an almanac prediction, is sufficient to cover a thousand failures.
Besides all this, he had read his Bible, including the apocryphal books; Poor Richard's Almanac, Taylor's Holy Living and Dying, The Pilgrim's Progress, with Bunyan's Life and Holy War, a great deal of Bailey's Dictionary, Valentine and Orson, and part of a History of Babylon, which Bartle Massey had lent him.
When he 'took the sun, and with the help of "The Old Farmer's" almanac found the latitude, Harvey would jump down into the cabin and scratch the reckoning and date with a nail on the rust of the stove-pipe.
Her employment, diversified by an occasional glance at the pot, now beginning to simmer over the blaze, was the perusal of the current year's Massachusetts Almanac, which, with the exception of an old black-letter Bible, comprised all the literary wealth of the family.
After that we could walk about the village in the pouring rain until bed-time; or we could sit in a dimly-lit bar-parlour and read the almanac.