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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Recent Examples on the Web

The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that consumer prices were up 2% in the year to May, compared with 2.1% the previous month. Washington Post, "UK inflation falls back to target ahead of rate decision," 20 June 2019 More than three months after Duca was supposed to be paid, the check hasn't arrived. Rebekah Sanders, azcentral, "'Why wouldn't they give us the money?' Phoenix store owes consigners thousands," 20 June 2019 Year by year, month by month, the CCP has been chipping away at Hong Kong’s autonomy. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 20 June 2019 The group brings together 10-12 women each month to discuss a different topic. Jane Stueckemann, Houston Chronicle, "Memorial Hermann’s Canopy offers group for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients," 20 June 2019 Samuel has spent more than two months in jail intermittently since her latest arrest and she is expected to be released soon. oregonlive.com, "Woman who brought loaded gun to Multnomah County Courthouse gets probation," 19 June 2019 President Donald Trump plans to have U.S. military planes, including one of the jetliners used as Air Force One, fly over the Mall as part of his Fourth of July celebration next month, according to three people briefed on the plans. nola.com, "Trump’s July Fourth celebration plans raise questions about cost, ethics," 19 June 2019 She's expected to get at least 29-43 months in prison when sentenced July 17. Fox News, "Mom accused of abusing, imprisoning kids reaches plea deal," 19 June 2019 And months after the grounding, business is still up approximately 15 percent. Hannah Sampson, courant.com, "Your phone may offer a cure for your fear of flying," 19 June 2019

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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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