Definition of month
monthsplay \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 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
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.
Recent Examples of month from the Web
The FTC alleged DeVry misled potential students with claims that 90 percent of its graduates actively seeking employment landed jobs in their field within six months of completing their education.
New counterfactual methods like LIME seem to emerge each month.
Alton Strupp/CJ Two years ago, Will Russell's life was hijacked by bipolar disorder, resulting in a months-long manic episode that led to multiple arrests, bankruptcy and the loss of two businesses.
Here’s a list of all of the free museum days for the month of July.
After a lull of several months, sleeper cells are reawakening in the east of the city.
When the Atlantic fires up so early in the season that lasts through November, busy months likely follow, said Colorado State meteorologist Phil Klotzbach.
Leonard named June library employee Naperville Public Library's web developer, Patricia Leonard, was selected as the June Employee of the Month for her work developing the library's new website with modern capabilities.
Pam’s Cuties are available now at Whole Foods, and Ron’s Red will follow in about a month ($3.99 per 187-milliliter can).
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Origin and Etymology of month
Middle English, from Old English mōnath; akin to Old High German mānōd month, Old English mōna moon
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
MONTH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of month for English Language Learners
: 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
MONTH Defined for Kids
Definition of month for Students
: one of the twelve parts into which the year is divided
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