Anniversary day(R. C. Ch.). See Anniversary, n., 2.Anniversary week, that week in the year in which the annual meetings of religious and benevolent societies are held in Boston and New York. [Eastern U. S.]

(An`ni*ver"sa*ry), n.; pl. Anniversaries [Cf. F. anniversaire.]

1. The annual return of the day on which any notable event took place, or is wont to be celebrated; as, the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

(An*nex"er) n. One who annexes.

(An*nex"ion) n. [L. annexio a tying to, connection: cf. F. annexion.] Annexation. [R.] Shak.

(An*nex"ion*ist), n. An annexationist. [R.]

(An*nex"ment) n. The act of annexing, or the thing annexed; appendage. [R.] Shak.

(An*ni"hi*la*ble) a. Capable of being annihilated.

(An*ni"hi*late) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annihilated; p. pr. & vb. n. Annihilating.] [L. annihilare; ad + nihilum, nihil, nothing, ne hilum (filum) not a thread, nothing at all. Cf. File, a row.]

1. To reduce to nothing or nonexistence; to destroy the existence of; to cause to cease to be.

It impossible for any body to be utterly annihilated.

2. To destroy the form or peculiar distinctive properties of, so that the specific thing no longer exists; as, to annihilate a forest by cutting down the trees. "To annihilate the army." Macaulay.

3. To destroy or eradicate, as a property or attribute of a thing; to make of no effect; to destroy the force, etc., of; as, to annihilate an argument, law, rights, goodness.

(An*ni"hi*late) a. Annihilated. [Archaic] Swift.

(An*ni`hi*la"tion) n. [Cf. F. annihilation.]

1. The act of reducing to nothing, or nonexistence; or the act of destroying the form or combination of parts under which a thing exists, so that the name can no longer be applied to it; as, the annihilation of a corporation.

2. The state of being annihilated. Hooker.

(An*ni`hi*la"tion*ist), n. (Theol.) One who believes that eternal punishment consists in annihilation or extinction of being; a destructionist.

(An*ni"hi*la*tive) a. Serving to annihilate; destructive.

(An*ni"hi*la`tor) n. One who, or that which, annihilates; as, a fire annihilator.

(An*ni"hi*la*to*ry) a. Annihilative.

(An`ni*ver"sa*ri*ly) adv. Annually. [R.] Bp. Hall.

(An`ni*ver"sa*ry) a. [L. anniversarius; annus year + vertere, versum, to turn: cf. F. anniversaire.] Returning with the year, at a stated time; annual; yearly; as, an anniversary feast.

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