Annual

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tax \Tax\, noun [F. taxe, fr. taxer to tax, L. taxare to touch, sharply, to feel, handle, to censure, value, estimate, fr. tangere, tactum, to touch. See {Tangent}, and cf. {Task}, {Taste}.]

1. A charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed by authority. Specifically: (a) A charge or burden laid upon persons or property for the support of a government.

A farmer of taxes is, of all creditors, proverbially the most rapacious. --Macaulay. (b) Especially, the sum laid upon specific things, as upon polls, lands, houses, income, etc.; as, a land tax; a window tax; a tax on carriages, and the like.

Note: Taxes are {annual} or {perpetual}, {direct} or {indirect}, etc. (c) A sum imposed or levied upon the members of a society to defray its expenses.

2. A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.

3. A disagreeable or burdensome duty or charge; as, a heavy tax on time or health.

4. Charge; censure. [Obs.] --Clarendon.

5. A lesson to be learned; a task. [Obs.] --Johnson.

{Tax cart}, a spring cart subject to a low tax. [Eng.]

Syn: Impost; tribute; contribution; duty; toll; rate; assessment; exaction; custom; demand.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Annual \An"nu*al\, noun

1. A thing happening or returning yearly; esp. a literary work published once a year.

2. Anything, especially a plant, that lasts but one year or season; an annual plant.

Oaths . . . in some sense almost annuals; . . . and I myself can remember about forty different sets. --Swift.

3. (R. C. Ch.) A Mass for a deceased person or for some special object, said daily for a year or on the anniversary day.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Annual \An"nu*al\ (?; 135), adjective [OE. annuel, F. annuel, fr. L. annualis, fr. annus year. Cf. {Annals}.]

1. Of or pertaining to a year; returning every year; coming or happening once in the year; yearly.

The annual overflowing of the river [Nile]. --Ray.

2. Performed or accomplished in a year; reckoned by the year; as, the annual motion of the earth.

A thousand pound a year, annual support. --Shak.

2. Lasting or continuing only one year or one growing season; requiring to be renewed every year; as, an annual plant; annual tickets. --Bacon.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

annual

adjective

1: completing its life cycle within a year; "a border of annual flowering plants" [syn: {annual}, {one-year}] [ant: {biennial}, {perennial}, {two-year}]

2: occurring or payable every year; "an annual trip to Paris"; "yearly medical examinations"; "annual (or yearly) income" [syn: {annual}, {yearly}]

noun

1: (botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year

2: a reference book that is published regularly once every year [syn: {annual}, {yearly}, {yearbook}]


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