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.

 

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