- A record of events, especially one systematically kept in annual entries.
- The historical writings of a particular period, country, or subject.
Late middle english: from latin annales, from annus "year".
- The annals of the dynasty were chronicled in great detail, providing valuable insight into the reign of the monarchs.
- The annals of ancient Rome are a rich source of information about life in the empire.
- The annals of the war were documented by journalists who were embedded with the troops.
- The annals of science revealed the many breakthroughs and discoveries of the past century.
- The annals of the kingdom were a testament to the strength and resilience of the people.