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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Outfits are prepped months in advance, dresses are custom designed, and grand entrances are planned. Glamour, "Every Drugstore Steal Celebrities Wore to the 2019 Met Gala," 7 May 2019 If your tree or planting site requires staking, stakes should be removed after 2-3 months, and no later than after the first growing season. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How and When To Plant a Tree," 25 Apr. 2019 Now, months later, in a lengthy phone interview, Iles refused to explain this discrepancy to Ars. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Civil unrest: How a blockchain-based journalism startup bumbled its launch," 23 Dec. 2018 Beginning in December, Disney After Hours will be available on several dates each month in the Animal Kingdom. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Get on Any Disney World Ride in 30 Minutes or Less," 8 Nov. 2018 Less than a month after turning 18, Victoria was Queen. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "15 Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Queen Victoria," 8 Jan. 2019 Meghan's last episode of Suits aired last April, less than a month before her royal wedding to Prince Harry. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Actually, There Are "No Plans" for Meghan Markle to Return to Suits," 7 Jan. 2019 Historian Dana Frank, an expert on human rights and U.S. policy in Honduras, said the caravan could have political implications in the United States less than a month before the midterm elections. Fox News, "Honduran migrant caravan crosses Guatemala border, US-bound," 15 Oct. 2018 Less than a month after breaking up, Bella and The Weeknd reconnected on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway of all places. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Bella Hadid and The Weeknd's Relationship," 12 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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