June

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noun \ ˈjün \

Definition of June

:the sixth month of the Gregorian calendar

Origin and Etymology of june

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French Juin, from Latin Junius


JUNE Defined for English Language Learners

June

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noun

Definition of June for English Language Learners

  • : the sixth month of the year


JUNE Defined for Kids

June

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noun \ ˈjün \

Definition of June for Students

:the sixth month of the year

History for june

The word June came from Latin Junius, the Roman name of the month. Junius is in turn derived from Juno, a goddess special to women who was worshipped in ancient Italy.



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