January

noun
Jan·​u·​ary | \ ˈjan-yə-ˌwer-ē How to pronounce January (audio) , -ˌwe-rē \
plural Januaries or Januarys

Definition of January

: the first month of the Gregorian calendar

First Known Use of January

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for January

Middle English Januarie, from Latin Januarius, 1st month of the ancient Roman year, from Janus

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The first known use of January was in the 14th century

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“January.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/January. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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January

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How to pronounce January (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of January

: the first month of the year

January

noun
Jan·​u·​ary | \ ˈjan-yə-ˌwer-ē How to pronounce January (audio) \

Kids Definition of January

: the first month of the year

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