n. (plural) 1. a chronological record of events of successive years without interruption or analysis by the author; a historical record
2. a periodical journal of a learned field or annual reports of an organization
- Their annals were complied of large groups of facts that were brought together from primary sources.
- Handwritten annals carry information about the kings from more than thousands of years ago.
The Annals of Tacitus - A Franklin Library Review