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 : a measure of time corresponding nearly to the period of the moon's revolution and amounting to approximately 4 weeks or 30 days or 1⁄12 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>
Examples of month in a sentence
July is my favorite month.
It was hard to keep warm in the cabin during the winter months.
the merry month of May
I saw her last month and I'll see her again next month.
The price sometimes changes dramatically from one month to the next.
He was gone for a month.
She was back to work a month after the accident.
He's been gone for months.
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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Definition of month for Students
: one of the twelve parts into which the year is divided
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