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an·nals

 (ăn′əlz)
pl.n.
1. A chronological record of the events of successive years.
2. A descriptive account or record; a history: "the short and simple annals of the poor" (Thomas Gray).
3. A periodical journal in which the records and reports of a learned field are compiled.

[Latin (librī) annālēs, yearly (books), annals, pl. of annālis, yearly, from annus, year; see at- in Indo-European roots.]

annals

(ˈænəlz)
pl n
1. yearly records of events, generally in chronological order
2. history or records of history in general
3. regular reports of the work of a society, learned body, etc
[C16: from Latin (librī) annālēs yearly (books), from annus year]
ˈannalist n
ˌannalˈistic adj

an•nals

(ˈæn lz)

n.pl.
1. a record of events, esp. a yearly record, usu. in chronological order.
2. historical records generally; chronicles: the annals of war.
3. a journal containing the formal reports of an organization or learned field.
[1555–65; (< Middle French) < Latin annālēs (librī) literally, yearly (books), pl. of annālis continuing for a year, annual =ann(us) a year + -ālis -al1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.annals - reports of the work of a society or learned body etcannals - reports of the work of a society or learned body etc
journal - a periodical dedicated to a particular subject; "he reads the medical journals"
2.annals - a chronological account of events in successive years
account, chronicle, history, story - a record or narrative description of past events; "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead"

annals

plural noun records, history, accounts, registers, journals, memorials, archives, chronicles He has become a legend in the annals of military history.

annals

noun
A chronological record of past events:
Translations
حَوليّات
letopisy
annalerårbog
évkönyvek
annáll, árbók
metraštis
hronika
letopisy
tarihvakayiname

annals

[ˈænəlz] NPLanales mpl
in all the annals of crimeen toda la historia del crimen
never in the annals of human endeavournunca en la historia de los esfuerzos humanos

annals

[ˈænəlz] npl
[nation, field activity] → annales fpl
in the annals of sth → dans les annales de qch
(in titles)annales fpl

annals

plAnnalen pl; (of society etc)Bericht m; in all the annals of recorded historyin der gesamten bisherigen Geschichte

annals

[ˈænlz] nplannali mpl

annals

(ˈӕnlz) noun plural
yearly historical accounts of events. This king is mentioned several times in annals of the period.
References in classic literature ?
But the story would include a chain of events extending over the better part of two centuries, and, written out with reasonable amplitude, would fill a bigger folio volume, or a longer series of duodecimos, than could prudently be appropriated to the annals of all New England during a similar period.
Most famous in our Western annals and Indian traditions is that of the White Steed of the Prairies; a magnificent milk-white charger, large-eyed, small-headed, bluff-chested, and with the dignity of a thousand monarchs in his lofty, overscorning carriage.
The ribs were hung with trophies; the vertebrae were carved with Arsacidean annals, in strange hieroglyphics; in the skull, the priests kept up an unextinguished aromatic flame, so that the mystic head again sent forth its vapory spout; while, suspended from a bough, the terrific lower jaw vibrated over all the devotees, like the hair-hung sword that so affrighted damocles.
Thou art ever my better angel, Waldemar,'' said the Prince; ``and when I have such a chancellor to advise withal, the reign of John will be renowned in our annals.
The Romans themselves, at the pinnacle of civilization, were actuated by the same impressions, and celebrated, in anniversary festivals, every great event which had signalized the annals of their forefathers.
Writers there are who say the first adventure he met with was that of Puerto Lapice; others say it was that of the windmills; but what I have ascertained on this point, and what I have found written in the annals of La Mancha, is that he was on the road all day, and towards nightfall his hack and he found themselves dead tired and hungry, when, looking all around to see if he could discover any castle or shepherd's shanty where he might refresh himself and relieve his sore wants, he perceived not far out of his road an inn, which was as welcome as a star guiding him to the portals, if not the palaces, of his redemption; and quickening his pace he reached it just as night was setting in.
The same man, stimulated by private pique against the MEGARENSIANS,[2] another nation of Greece, or to avoid a prosecution with which he was threatened as an accomplice of a supposed theft of the statuary Phidias,[3] or to get rid of the accusations prepared to be brought against him for dissipating the funds of the state in the purchase of popularity,[4] or from a combination of all these causes, was the primitive author of that famous and fatal war, distinguished in the Grecian annals by the name of the PELOPONNESIAN war; which, after various vicissitudes, intermissions, and renewals, terminated in the ruin of the Athenian commonwealth.
They accomplished a revolution which has no parallel in the annals of human society.
No less than one hundred and twenty rebellions are recorded in our annals, besides minor outbreaks numbered at two hundred and thirty-five; and they have all ended thus.
Then, emphasising his words with his loud voice and frequent gestures, he related the history of the Mormons from Biblical times: how that, in Israel, a Mormon prophet of the tribe of Joseph published the annals of the new religion, and bequeathed them to his son Mormon; how, many centuries later, a translation of this precious book, which was written in Egyptian, was made by Joseph Smith, junior, a Vermont farmer, who revealed himself as a mystical prophet in 1825; and how, in short, the celestial messenger appeared to him in an illuminated forest, and gave him the annals of the Lord.
In order that the events which led up to her tragic death may be understood, I have given in front of the poem a short extract from the old Chinese annals translated into French by the Jesuit Father Joseph de Mailla in 1778.
As for the Duc de Beaufort, he arrived from Vendome, according to the annals of the day, bringing with him his high bearing and his long and beautiful hair, qualifications which gained him the sovereignty of the marketplaces.

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