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month

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noun \ˈmən(t)th\

Simple Definition of month

  • : any one of the 12 parts into which the year is divided

  • : a period of time that lasts about four weeks or 30 days

  • months : a long period of time that is less than a year

Full Definition of month

plural months play \ˈmən(t)s, ˈmən(t)ths\

  1. 1 :  a measure of time corresponding nearly to the period of the moon's revolution and amounting to approximately 4 weeks or 30 days or 112 of a year

  2. 2 plural :  an indefinite usually extended period of time <he has been gone for months>

  3. 3 :  one ninth of the typical duration of human pregnancy <she was in her eighth month>

Examples of month

  1. July is my favorite month.

  2. It was hard to keep warm in the cabin during the winter months.

  3. the merry month of May

  4. I saw her last month and I'll see her again next month.

  5. The price sometimes changes dramatically from one month to the next.

  6. He was gone for a month.

  7. She was back to work a month after the accident.

  8. He's been gone for months.

  9. I haven't talked to her in months.



Origin of month

Middle English, from Old English mōnath; akin to Old High German mānōd month, Old English mōna moon


First Known Use: before 12th century

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