almanac

2 definitions found

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

Almanac \Al"ma*nac\ (?; 277), noun [LL. almanac, almanach: cf. F. almanach, Sp. almanaque, It. almanacco, all of uncertain origin.] A book or table, containing a calendar of days, and months, to which astronomical data and various statistics are often added, such as the times of the rising and setting of the sun and moon, eclipses, hours of full tide, stated festivals of churches, terms of courts, etc.

{Nautical almanac}, an almanac, or year book, containing astronomical calculations (lunar, stellar, etc.), and other information useful to mariners.

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

almanac

noun

1: an annual publication including weather forecasts and other miscellaneous information arranged according to the calendar of a given year [syn: {almanac}, {farmer's calendar}]

2: an annual publication containing tabular information in a particular field or fields arranged according to the calendar of a given year


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