2. [syn: annals, chronological record]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Annals \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
2. Historical records; chronicles; history.
The short and simple annals of the poor. --Gray.
It was one of the most critical periods in our
3. sing. The record of a single event or item. "In deathless
4. A periodic publication, containing records of discoveries,
transactions of societies, etc.; as "Annals of Science."
Syn: History. See History.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: reports of the work of a society or learned body etc
2: a chronological account of events in successive years [syn:
annals, chronological record]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
74 Moby Thesaurus words for "annals":
Clio, Muse of history, account, adventures, autobiography,
biographical sketch, biography, case history, catalog, check sheet,
chronicle, chronicles, chronology, clock card, confessions,
correspondence, curriculum vitae, date slip, datebook, daybook,
diary, documentation, experiences, fortunes, hagiography,
hagiology, historiography, history, inventory, journal, legend,
letters, life, life and letters, life story, list, log,
martyrology, memoir, memoirs, memorabilia, memorial, memorials,
necrology, obituary, photobiography, pipe roll, profile, record,
recording, register, registry, relic, remains, resume, roll, rolls,
roster, rota, scroll, story, table, theory of history, time book,
time chart, time scale, time schedule, time sheet, time study,
timecard, timetable, token, trace, vestige