almanac Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun an annual publication including weather forecasts and other miscellaneous information arranged according to the calendar of a given year
    farmer's calendar.
  2. noun an annual publication containing tabular information in a particular field or fields arranged according to the calendar of a given year

WordNet


Al"ma*nac noun

Etymology
LL. almanac, almanach: cf. F. almanach, Sp. almanaque, It. almanacco, all of uncertain origin.
Definitions
  1. 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.

Webster 1913