What does January mean?

Definitions for Januaryˈdʒæn yuˌɛr i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word January.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. January, Jan(noun)

    the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice

Wiktionary

  1. January(ProperNoun)

    The first month of the Gregorian calendar, following the December of the previous year and preceding February. Abbreviation: Jan or Jan.

    01/01/09 : Thursday, January 1st, 2009.

  2. Origin: Re-Latinized from Ieneuer, from genever, from ianuarius, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European base *ei-, "to go".

Webster Dictionary

  1. January(noun)

    the first month of the year, containing thirty-one days

  2. Origin: [L. Januarius, fr. Janus an old Latin deity, the god of the sun and the year, to whom the month of January was sacred; cf. janua a door, Skr. y to go.]

Freebase

  1. January

    January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and one of seven months with the length of 31 days. The first day of the month is known as New Year's Day. It is, on average, the coldest month of the year within most of the Northern Hemisphere and the warmest month of the year within most of the Southern Hemisphere. In the Southern hemisphere, January is the seasonal equivalent of July in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa. January starts on the same day of the week as October in common years, and starts on the same day of the week as April and July in leap years. In a common year, January ends on the same day of the week as February and October, and ends on the same day of the week as July in a leap year.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. January

    jan′ū-ar-i, n. the first month of the year, dedicated by the Romans to Jan′us, the god of opening, with a double head that looked both ways.—adjs. Jan′uform, two-faced; Jan′us-faced, double-dealing: deceitful. [L. JanuariusJunus.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. January

    the first month of the year, so called as sacred to Janus (q. v.).

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'January' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #965

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'January' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1623

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of January in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of January in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Roald Dahl:

    If I had my way, I would remove January from the calender altogether and have an extra July instead.

  2. Dave Barry:

    Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent.

  3. Richard Curtin:

    Although confidence reversed the January gain, returning to the December level, the Sentiment Index was still higher than any other time since January 2007.

  4. Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra:

    Owning the house now gives the town control over what happens, and that was very important to us because of the tragedy, those discussions will start in January.

  5. Mark Twain:

    October is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. Others are July, January, April, September, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.

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