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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 ?
Being the seventh of January, we have very properly laid in the new almanac.
The old councillor, who had had three orders given him to make him hold his tongue, asserted that the Leap-frog was a prophet; for that one could see on his back, if there would be a severe or mild winter, and that was what one could not see even on the back of the man who writes the almanac.
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.
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.
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.
George not turning round from the almanac over the fire-place.
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.
At first it looked like a vast blue fort or Valhalla; but when they began to tuck the coarse meadow hay into the crevices, and this became covered with rime and icicles, it looked like a venerable moss-grown and hoary ruin, built of azure-tinted marble, the abode of Winter, that old man we see in the almanac -- his shanty, as if he had a design to estivate with us.
Over the mantelpiece were the sunken doors of an iron safe, while a couple of hanging shelves for books, an almanac, and several files of dusty papers, decorated the walls.
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.
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.
Marwood told Peter he didn't think Adam had any grandfather and advised him to go home and look at the almanac.