Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Annihilable adjective Capable of being annihilated.

Annihilate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Annihilated ; present participle & verbal noun Annihilating .] [ Latin annihilare ; ad + nihilum , nihil , nothing, ne hilum ( filum ) not a thread, nothing at all. Confer File , a row.]
1. To reduce to nothing or nonexistence; to destroy the existence of; to cause to cease to be.

It impossible for any body to be utterly annihilated .
Bacon.

2. To destroy the form or peculiar distinctive properties of, so that the specific thing no longer exists; as, to annihilate a forest by cutting down the trees. "To annihilate the army." Macaulay.

3. To destroy or eradicate, as a property or attribute of a thing; to make of no effect; to destroy the force, etc., of; as, to annihilate an argument, law, rights, goodness.

Annihilate (an*nī"hĭ*lat) adjective Annihilated. [ Archaic] Swift.

Annihilation noun [ Confer French annihilation .]
1. The act of reducing to nothing, or nonexistence; or the act of destroying the form or combination of parts under which a thing exists, so that the name can no longer be applied to it; as, the annihilation of a corporation.

2. The state of being annihilated. Hooker.

Annihilationist noun (Theol.) One who believes that eternal punishment consists in annihilation or extinction of being; a destructionist.

Annihilative adjective Serving to annihilate; destructive.

Annihilator noun One who, or that which, annihilates; as, a fire annihilator .

Annihilatory adjective Annihilative.

Anniversarily adverb Annually. [ R.] Bp. Hall.

Anniversary adjective [ Latin anniversarius ; annus year + vertere , versum , to turn: confer French anniversaire .] Returning with the year, at a stated time; annual; yearly; as, an anniversary feast.

Anniversary day (R. C. Ch.) . See Anniversary , noun , 2. -- Anniversary week , that week in the year in which the annual meetings of religious and benevolent societies are held in Boston and New York. [ Eastern U. S.]

Anniversary noun ; plural Anniversaries [ Confer French anniversaire .]
1. The annual return of the day on which any notable event took place, or is wont to be celebrated; as, the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

2. (R. C. Ch.) The day on which Mass is said yearly for the soul of a deceased person; the commemoration of some sacred event, as the dedication of a church or the consecration of a pope.

3. The celebration which takes place on an anniversary day. Dryden.

Anniverse noun [ Latin anni versus the turning of a year.] Anniversary. [ Obsolete] Dryden.

Anno Domini [ Latin , in the year of [ our] Lord [ Jesus Christ]; usually abbrev. a.d. ] In the year of the Christian era; as, a.d. 1887.

Annodated adjective [ Latin ad to + nodus a knot.] (Her.) Curved somewhat in the form of the letter S. Cussans.

Annominate transitive verb To name. [ R.]

Annomination noun [ Latin annominatio . See Agnomination .]
1. Paronomasia; punning.

2. Alliteration. [ Obsolete] Tyrwhitt.

Annotate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Annotated ; present participle & verbal noun Annotating .] [ Latin annotatus ; past participle of annotare to annotate; ad + notare to mark, nota mark. See Note , noun ] To explain or criticize by notes; as, to annotate the works of Bacon.

Annotate intransitive verb To make notes or comments; -- with on or upon .

Annotation noun [ Latin annotatio : confer French annotation .] A note, added by way of comment, or explanation; -- usually in the plural; as, annotations on ancient authors, or on a word or a passage.

Annotationist noun An annotator. [ R.]

Annotative adjective Characterized by annotations; of the nature of annotation.

Annotator noun [ Latin ] A writer of annotations; a commentator.

Annotatory adjective Pertaining to an annotator; containing annotations. [ R.]

Annotine noun [ Latin annotinus a year old.] (Zoology) A bird one year old, or that has once molted.

Annotinous adjective [ Latin annotinus , from annus year.] (Botany) A year old; in Yearly growths.

Annotto, Arnotto noun [ Perh. the native name.] A red or yellowish-red dyeing material, prepared from the pulp surrounding the seeds of a tree ( Bixa orellana ) belonging to the tropical regions of America. It is used for coloring cheese, butter, etc. [ Written also Anatto , Anatta , Annatto , Annotta , etc.]

Announce transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Announced ; present participle & verbal noun Announcing ] [ Old French anoncier , French annoncer , from Latin annuntiare ; ad + nuntiare to report, relate, nuntius messenger, bearer of news. See Nuncio , and confer Annunciate .]


1. To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known; to publish; to proclaim.

Her [ Q. Elizabeth's] arrival was announced through the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts.
Gilpin.

2. To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence.

Publish laws, announce
Or life or death.
Prior.

Syn. -- To proclaim; publish; make known; herald; declare; promulgate. -- To Publish , Announce , Proclaim , Promulgate . We publish what we give openly to the world, either by oral communication or by means of the press; as, to publish abroad the faults of our neighbors. We announce what we declare by anticipation, or make known for the first time; as, to announce the speedy publication of a book; to announce the approach or arrival of a distinguished personage. We proclaim anything to which we give the widest publicity; as, to proclaim the news of victory. We promulgate when we proclaim more widely what has before been known by some; as, to promulgate the gospel.

Announcement noun The act of announcing, or giving notice; that which announces; proclamation; publication.

Announcer noun One who announces.

Annoy (ăn*noi") transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Annoyed (ăn*noid"); present participle & verbal noun Annoying .] [ Middle English anoien , anuien , Old French anoier , anuier , French ennuyer , from Old French anoi , anui , enui , annoyance, vexation, French ennui . See Annoy , noun ] To disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to tease; to ruffle in mind; to vex; as, I was annoyed by his remarks.

Say, what can more our tortured souls annoy
Than to behold, admire, and lose our joy?
Prior.

2. To molest, incommode, or harm; as, to annoy an army by impeding its march, or by a cannonade.

Syn. -- To molest; vex; trouble; pester; embarrass; perplex; tease.

Annoy noun [ Middle English anoi , anui , Old French anoi , anui , enui , from Latin in odio hatred (esse alicui in odio , Cic.). See Ennui , Odium , Noisome , Noy .] A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes; also, whatever causes such a feeling; as, to work annoy .

Worse than Tantalus' is her annoy .
Shak.

Annoyance noun [ Old French anoiance , anuiance .]
1. The act of annoying, or the state of being annoyed; molestation; vexation; annoy.

A deep clay, giving much annoyance to passengers.
Fuller.

For the further annoyance and terror of any besieged place, they would throw into it dead bodies.
Wilkins.

2. That which annoys.

A grain, a dust, a gnat, a wandering hair,
Any annoyance in that precious sense.
Shak.

Annoyer noun One who, or that which, annoys.

Annoyful adjective Annoying. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Annoying adjective That annoys; molesting; vexatious. -- An*noy"ing*ly , adverb

Annoyous adjective [ Old French enuius , anoios .] Troublesome; annoying. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Annual adjective [ Middle English annuel , French annuel , from Latin annualis , from annus year. Confer 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.

Annual 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.

Annualist noun One who writes for, or who edits, an annual. [ R.]

Annually adverb Yearly; year by year.

Annuary adjective [ Confer French annuaire .] Annual. [ Obsolete] -- noun A yearbook.

Annueler noun A priest employed in saying annuals , or anniversary Masses. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Annuent adjective [ Latin annuens , present participle of annuere ; ad + nuere to nod.] Nodding; as, annuent muscles (used in nodding).

Annuitant noun [ See Annuity .] One who receives, or its entitled to receive, an annuity. Lamb.

Annuity noun ; plural Annuities [ Late Latin annuitas , from Latin annus year: confer French annuité .] A sum of money, payable yearly, to continue for a given number of years, for life, or forever; an annual allowance.

Annul transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Annulled ; present participle & verbal noun Annulling .] [ French annuler , Late Latin annullare , annulare , from Latin ad to + nullus none, nullum , neut., nothing. See Null , adjective ]
1. To reduce to nothing; to obliterate.

Light, the prime work of God, to me's extinct.
And all her various objects of delight
Annulled .
Milton.

2. To make void or of no effect; to nullify; to abolish; to do away with; -- used appropriately of laws, decrees, edicts, decisions of courts, or other established rules, permanent usages, and the like, which are made void by component authority.

Do they mean to annul laws of inestimable value to our liberties?
Burke.

Syn. -- To abolish; abrogate; repeal; cancel; reverse; rescind; revoke; nullify; destroy. See Abolish .

Annular adjective [ Latin annularis , from annulis ring: confer French annulaire .]
1. Pertaining to, or having the form of, a ring; forming a ring; ringed; ring-shaped; as, annular fibers.

2. Banded or marked with circles.

Annular eclipse (Astron.) , an eclipse of the sun in which the moon at the middle of the eclipse conceals the central part of the sun's disk, leaving a complete ring of light around the border.

Annularity noun Annular condition or form; as, the annularity of a nebula. J. Rogers.

Annularry adverb In an annular manner.

Annulary adjective [ Latin annularis . See Annular .] Having the form of a ring; annular. Ray.