the month following March and preceding May
The fourth month of the Gregorian calendar, following March and preceding May. Abbreviation: Apr or Apr.
for somebody born in April; used since early 20th century.
the fourth month of the year
fig.: With reference to April being the month in which vegetation begins to put forth, the variableness of its weather, etc
Origin: [L. Aprilis. OE. also Averil, F. Avril, fr. L. Aprilis.]
April is the fourth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and one of four months with a length of 30 days. April is commonly associated with the season of spring in the Northern hemisphere and autumn in the Southern hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to October in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa. April starts on the same day of the week as July in all years, and January in leap years. April ends on the same day of the week as December every year.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ā′pril, n. the fourth month of the year.—n. A′pril-fool, one sent upon a bootless errand on the 1st of April, perhaps a relic of some old Celtic heathen festival. In Scotland called gowk (a cuckoo, a fool). [L. Aprilis, usually regarded as from aperire, as the month when the earth opens to bring forth new fruits.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the fourth month of the year, the month of "opening of the light in the days, and of the life of the leaves, and of the voices of the birds, and of the hearts of men."
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'April' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #634
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'April' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1504
The numerical value of April in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of April in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The BOJ will likely be forced to take additional easing steps by April.
Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.
Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May but at length the season of summer does come.
We can't see how the issues raised by the court in April have been cleared, in general, the April decision was more convincing than the latest decision.
By the rude bridge that arched the flood,Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,Here once the embattled farmers stood,And fired the shot heard round the world.
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