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month

noun \ˈmən(t)th\

: 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

plural months \ˈmən(t)s, ˈmən(t)ths\

Full Definition of MONTH

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
plural :  an indefinite usually extended period of time <he has been gone for months>
3
:  one ninth of the typical duration of human pregnancy <she was in her eighth month>
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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

Other Calendar Terms

antedate, estival, gloaming, luster, sesquicentennial
MONTHS Defined for Kids

month

noun \ˈmənth\

Definition of MONTH for Kids

:  one of the twelve parts into which the year is divided

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