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 news comes three weeks after Folkart permanently closed Yusho Hyde Park and a month after temporarily closing Yusho Las Vegas.
Thomas entered the week ranked 13th in the world, and is less than a month removed from his third-round 63 at the U.S. Open.
Oh, also, health insurance costs a smidgen more than $1 a month.
National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned less than a month into his job after being less than candid about his contacts with the Russians.
The Cruz plans would be super cheap, at under $200 a month under the rosiest scenario outlined.
Labrador had been paying his wife, Becca, $2,022 a month to keep the campaign’s books.
And for months now, she's taken things to a whole new level by rocking two different hair colors simultaneously.
Glendale Unified officials also announced that month that the district would stop using any weed-killing product that contains glyphosate.
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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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