Definitions for MONTHmʌnθ

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. calendar month, month(noun)

    one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year

    "he paid the bill last month"

  2. month(noun)

    a time unit of approximately 30 days

    "he was given a month to pay the bill"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. month(Noun)

    A period into which a year is divided, historically based on the phases of the moon. In the Gregorian calendar there are twelve months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

    July is my favourite month.

  2. month(Noun)

    A period of 30 days, 31 days, or some alternation thereof.

    We went on holiday for two months.

  3. month(Noun)

    A woman's period; menstrual discharge.

  4. Origin: From month, moneth, from monaþ, from mēnōþs, from me(n)ses, probably from mê-, referring to the moon's phases as the measure of time, equivalent to . Cognate with moneth, muunt, maand, maand, Monat, måned, månad, mánuði, Ancient Greek μήν, Armenian ամիս, Old Irish mí, Old Church Slavonic мѣсѧць. See also moon.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Month(noun)

    one of the twelve portions into which the year is divided; the twelfth part of a year, corresponding nearly to the length of a synodic revolution of the moon, -- whence the name. In popular use, a period of four weeks is often called a month

  2. Origin: [OE. month, moneth, AS. mn, mna; akin to mna moon, and to D. maand month, G. monat, OHG. mnd, Icel. mnur, mnar, Goth. mns. 272. See Moon.]

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  1. Month

    A month is a unit of time, used with calendars, which was first used and invented in Mesopotamia, as a natural period related to the motion of the Moon; month and Moon are cognates. The traditional concept arose with the cycle of moon phases; such months are synodic months and last approximately 29.53 days. From excavated tally sticks, researchers have deduced that people counted days in relation to the Moon's phases as early as the Paleolithic age. Synodic months, based on the Moon's orbital period, are still the basis of many calendars today, and are used to divide the year.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MONTH' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #673

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MONTH' in Written Corpus Frequency: #585

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MONTH' in Nouns Frequency: #39

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