month

noun
\ ˈmən(t)th How to pronounce month (audio) \
plural months\ ˈmən(t)s How to pronounce months (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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As Investopedia points out, that could amount to an extra $218 a month, based on the average cost of a home in the U.S. ($261,500, according to 2018 Zillow data). Nancy Mann Jackson, House Beautiful, "How Much Money You'll Really Need To Buy A House," 26 Feb. 2019 Rent the Runway plans start at $89 per month (after a $69 trial month) for four designer items at a time. Erin Quinn-kong, Woman's Day, "Are Your Fast-Fashion Clothes Killing Farmers?," 14 Feb. 2019 Visible is Verizon’s answer to AT&T’s Cricket Wireless, offering unlimited data, minutes, and messages for $40 a month. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Verizon's $40 unlimited Visible service on Android FAQ: What is it and how to switch," 24 Jan. 2019 There were months of walkouts, meetings with politicians, acts of solidarity. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "A Year After the Parkland Shooting, Has Anything Really Changed?," 14 Feb. 2019 The palace statement followed months of Meghan secretly visiting the organization’s north London headquarters. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, ""She Really Gets It": How Duchess Meghan Is Changing Lives with Her First Patronage," 10 Jan. 2019 The common practice of tax evasion by China’s top celebrities has become a crime worth months of detainment and costly fines. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "2018 was the year Chinese internet users evaded censorship — briefly," 20 Dec. 2018 Our divorce was contentious and involved months of hearings. Jessica Wakeman, Glamour, "10 Divorced Women on How They Spent Their First Single Night," 28 Nov. 2018 The starting price for the Pixel Slate will be $599, and its purchase will include three free months of YouTube TV. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "Google Pixel Slate: The top features, specs, and highlights," 9 Oct. 2018

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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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month

noun

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

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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