Part of speech: noun

A book giving the days of the week and month through the year, with various data; a yearly calendar.

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Usage examples "almanac":

  1. Miss Aldclyffe opened the diary at the page containing the almanac, and counted sixteen weeks, which brought her to the thirty- first of December- a Sunday. - "Desperate Remedies", Thomas Hardy.
  2. Cerizet, she said one morning, you stand about on the threshold, and wait for M. Sechard in the passage, to pry into his private affairs; when he comes out into the yard to melt down the rollers, you are there looking at him, instead of getting on with the almanac. - "Eve and David", Honore de Balzac.
  3. The Almanac said April; but the day said June;- and day after day for six weeks uninterrupted sunshine. - "The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II.", Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson.