American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An annual publication including calendars with weather forecasts, astronomical information, tide tables, and other related tabular information.
- n. A usually annual reference book composed of various lists, tables, and often brief articles relating to a particular field or many general fields.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A yearly calendar showing the correspondence between the days of the week and the days of the month, the rising and setting of the sun and moon, the changes of the moon and of the tides, and other astronomical data, and usually also the ecclesiastical fasts and feasts, chronological information, etc. Many annual publications called almanacs are largely extended by the insertion of historical, political, statistical, and other current information, as supplemental to the calendar.
- n. astronomy, navigation A book or table listing nautical, astronomical, astrological or other events for the year; sometimes, but not essentially, containing historical and statistical information.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- n. an annual publication including weather forecasts and other miscellaneous information arranged according to the calendar of a given year
- n. an annual publication containing tabular information in a particular field or fields arranged according to the calendar of a given year
- Old French almanach, from Medieval Latin almanachus, from Andalusian Arabic (almanak, "almanac, calendar") > or, from Arabic المناخ (al-manāx, "climate"), from Late Ancient Greek ἀλμενιχιακά ("calendar"), probably ultimately of Coptic origin. Possibly the central syllable -man- is cognate with moon and month, or else was influenced by Proto-Indo-European *mens- (“moon, month”), from Proto-Indo-European base *me- (to measure). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English almenak, from Medieval Latin almanach, perhaps from Late Greek almenikhiaka, ephemeris, perhaps of Coptic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“A constellation in Hindu almanac is also named after Trishanku.”
“And when someone said, as they always did and still do at this time of year, "I heard the almanac is predicting a lot of snow this winter," I would always say, "Which almanac?”
“I wonder if anybody on Wall Street has a sports almanac from the future hanging out of their back pocket?”
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“This popular electronic almanac is the perfect English-language primer about Mexican history.”
“It is of little moment to know whether we have the word almanac from the ancient Saxons, who could not write, or from the Arabs, who are known to have been astronomers, and to have had some acquaintance with the courses of the planets, while the western nations were still wrapped in an ignorance as great as their barbarism.”
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“Geiger, whose father edited the almanac for 60 years, put it this way: The almanac is what it is, and is what it was … but it remains relevant.””
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