January

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noun Jan·u·ary \ˈjan-yə-ˌwer-ē, -ˌwe-rē\

Definition of January

plural

Januaries

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Januarys

  1. :  the first month of the Gregorian calendar

Origin and Etymology of january

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


First Known Use: 14th century


JANUARY Defined for English Language Learners

January

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noun Jan·u·ary \ˈjan-yə-ˌwer-ē, -ˌwe-rē\

Definition of January for English Language Learners

  • : the first month of the year



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