month

noun
\ ˈmən(t)th How to pronounce month (audio) \
plural months\ ˈmən(t)s How to pronounce month (audio) , ˈmən(t)ths \

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 ¹/₁₂ of a year
2 months 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 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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web The Disney Bundle is available for $7.99 a month of $79.99 a year. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 10 Aug. 2022 The Cougars’ opening month of the season will be littered with top 25 opponents. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 Aug. 2022 Tech stocks helped the Nasdaq Composite Index rally 12%, its best month since April 2020. WSJ, 7 Aug. 2022 After a near-historic decline over the first half of the year, the S&P 500 — a popular index to which many 401(k) accounts are pegged — bounced back in July with its strongest month since November 2020. Max Zahn, ABC News, 2 Aug. 2022 Coupled with big profits for oil companies because of soaring gas prices, the results helped drive the S&P 500, a collection of the biggest corporations’ stock prices, to its best month since November 2020. Gerrit De Vynck, Rachel Lerman, Caroline O'donovan, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Aug. 2022 Coupled with big profits for oil companies because of soaring gas prices, the results helped drive the S&P 500, a collection of the biggest corporations’ stock prices, to its best month since November 2020. Caroline O'donovan, Washington Post, 30 July 2022 Stocks racked up more gains Friday as Wall Street closed out its best month since November 2020, a welcome breather for investors after a punishing year for the market. Alex Veiga, ajc, 29 July 2022 Stocks racked up more gains Friday as Wall Street closed out its best month since November 2020, a welcome breather for investors after a punishing year for the market. CBS News, 29 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of month

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for month

Middle English, from Old English mōnath; akin to Old High German mānōd month, Old English mōna moon

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14 Aug 2022

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“Month.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/month. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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month

noun
\ ˈmənth How to pronounce month (audio) \

Kids Definition of month

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

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