Syn. To proclaim; publish; make known; herald; declare; promulgate. To Publish, Announce, Proclaim,
Promulgate. We publish what we give openly to the world, either by oral communication or by means of
the press; as, to publish abroad the faults of our neighbors. We announce what we declare by anticipation,
or make known for the first time; as, to announce the speedy publication of a book; to announce the
approach or arrival of a distinguished personage. We proclaim anything to which we give the widest
publicity; as, to proclaim the news of victory. We promulgate when we proclaim more widely what has
before been known by some; as, to promulgate the gospel.
(An*nounce"ment) n. The act of announcing, or giving notice; that which announces; proclamation; publication.
(An*noun"cer) n. One who announces.
(An*noy") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annoyed (an*noid"); p. pr. & vb. n. Annoying.] [OE. anoien,
anuien, OF. anoier, anuier, F. ennuyer, fr. OF. anoi, anui, enui, annoyance, vexation, F. ennui. See
Annoy, n.] To disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to tease; to ruffle in mind; to
vex; as, I was annoyed by his remarks.
Say, what can more our tortured souls annoy
Than to behold, admire, and lose our joy?
2. To molest, incommode, or harm; as, to annoy an army by impeding its march, or by a cannonade.
Syn. To molest; vex; trouble; pester; embarrass; perplex; tease.
(An*noy") n. [OE. anoi, anui, OF. anoi, anui, enui, fr. L. in odio hatred See Ennui, Odium,
Noisome, Noy.] A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes; also, whatever causes
such a feeling; as, to work annoy.
Worse than Tantalus' is her annoy.
(An*noy"ance) n. [OF. anoiance, anuiance.]
1. The act of annoying, or the state of being annoyed; molestation; vexation; annoy.
A deep clay, giving much annoyance to passengers.
For the further annoyance and terror of any besieged place, they would throw into it dead bodies.
2. That which annoys.
A grain, a dust, a gnat, a wandering hair,
Any annoyance in that precious sense.
(An*noy"er) n. One who, or that which, annoys.
(An*noy"ful) a. Annoying. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(An*noy"ing), a. That annoys; molesting; vexatious. An*noy"ing*ly, adv.
(An*noy"ous) a. [OF. enuius, anoios.] Troublesome; annoying. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(An"nu*al) a. [OE. annuel, F. annuel, fr. L. annualis, fr. annus year. Cf. Annals.]
1. Of or pertaining to a year; returning every year; coming or happening once in the year; yearly.
The annual overflowing of the river [Nile].