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Synonyms for annals
ˈæn lzan·nals

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  1. annalsnoun


  2. annalsnoun

    A relation of events in chronological order, each event being recorded under the year in which it happened.


  3. annalsnoun

    Historical records; chronicles; history.


  4. annalsnoun

    A periodic publication, containing records of discoveries, transactions of societies, etc.; as Annals of Science.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. annals

    History is a systematic record of past events. Annals and chronicles relate events with little regard to their relative importance, and with complete subserviency to their succession in time. Annals are yearly records; chronicles follow the order of time. Both necessarily lack emphasis, selection, and perspective. Archives are public records, which may be annals, or chronicles, or deeds of property, etc. Memoirs generally record the lives of individuals or facts pertaining to individual lives. A biography is distinctively a written account of one person's life and actions; an autobiography is a biography written by the person whose life it records. Annals, archives, chronicles, biographies, and memoirs and other records furnish the materials of history. History recounts events with careful attention to their importance, their mutual relations, their causes and consequences, selecting and grouping events on the ground of interest or importance. History is usually applied to such an account of events affecting communities and nations, tho sometimes we speak of the history of a single eminent life. Compare RECORD.

    See synonyms for FICTION.

    account, archives, autobiography, biography, chronicle, history, memoir, memorial, muniment, narration, narrative, recital, record, register, story

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. annals

    chronicles, memorials, records, registers, history, archives

    tradition, legend, romance, lays

Princeton's WordNet

  1. annalsnoun

    reports of the work of a society or learned body etc

    chronological record

  2. annals, chronological recordnoun

    a chronological account of events in successive years

    chronological record

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. annalsnoun

    records (in the order of years), chronicles, registers, rolls, archives, historical accounts

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. annalsnoun

    records (historical), archives, chronicles, rolls, history, registers

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  1. List of paraphrases for "annals":

    annales, anal, history

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  1. Thomas Carlyle:

    Happy are the people whose annals are blank in history books

  2. Igor Ashurbeyli:

    This day will certainly be recorded in the annals of the greatest events in the history of humankind, we have thus established all branches of government. I can therefore declare with confidence that Asgardia – the first space nation of the united humankind – has been born.

  3. Mitt Romney:

    What we have done to The Kurds will stand as a bloodstain in the annals of American history.

  4. Mark Green:

    Mr. Obama supports transvestites in uniform but you can not have a bible on your desk, saying it disrupts good order in the military, next thing you know we will be sending hundreds of millions to our enemy. Oh wait we've already done that. This guy's attack on the military and the values which create and sustain its success is unsurpassed in the annals of history and reason.

  5. Reuven Rivlin:

    These are harsh dark days in the annals of the State of Israel.

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