\ 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Walter Narajowski, chief operating officer of Minute Molecular, estimates that 1,500 DASH devices will be able to support one million tests per month. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 June 2021 The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play, with its premium tier priced at A$11.99 ($9.30) per month. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 31 May 2021 Enam and Carlin Jordan, parents of three boys in North Carolina spend $2,000 to $3,000 per month on treatments for two-year-old ‘Baby Carlin’ who was born with sickle cell anemia, a blood disorder that disproportionately affects African Americans. Susanna Schrobsdorff, Time, 30 May 2021 Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, for example, was averaging about 250 births per month and last year, that figure dropped to about 150 to 180, said hospital CEO Pablo Velez. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 May 2021 Try out the streaming service with a 30-day free trial before signing up for $5.99 per month. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 28 May 2021 Amgen said the drug will have U.S. list price of $17,900 per month. NBC News, 28 May 2021 The devices have been sent throughout the nation, and NOWDiagnostics in Springdale is on track to produce 2 million of the ADEXUSDx COVID-19 Test devices per month. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 May 2021 YouMail, a company that monitors robocalls, said Americans are receiving between 100 million and 150 million robocalls per month from scammers claiming to be with Amazon. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, 28 May 2021

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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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The first known use of month was before the 12th century

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3 Jun 2021

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“Month.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of month

: any one of the 12 parts into which the year is divided
: a period of time that lasts about four weeks or 30 days
: a long period of time that is less than a year


\ 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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