the month following September and preceding November
The tenth month of the Gregorian calendar, following September and preceding November. Abbreviation: Oct
October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days. The eighth month in the old Roman calendar, October retained its name after January and February were inserted into the calendar that had originally been created by the Romans. October is commonly associated with the season of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and spring in the Southern hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to April in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa. It is also very commonly associated with Halloween in western world. In common years January starts on the same day of the week as October, but no other month starts on the same day of the week as October in leap years. October ends on the same day of the week as February every year and January in common years only. October of the current year starts on the same day as April and July of the following year.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ok-tō′bėr, n. the eighth month of the Roman year, which began in March: the tenth month in our calendar. [L. octo, eight.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the tenth month of the year so called (i. e. the eighth) by the Romans, whose year began on March.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'October' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #915
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'October' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1791
The numerical value of October in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of October in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's like a reunion, my October wouldn't be My October without My October.
I very much appreciate the opportunity to begin to write the true story of my dear sister, Sadako. Sadako passed away on October 25,1955, 47 years ago today.
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.
If people give themselves a nice window in early October in the northern part of New England or mid - to late October in the southern part of New England, they ’ll be perfectly fine — this year or any year.
Who can tell who will be the President a year from now? -- John F. Kennedy, speaking to the president of Harvard about why he did not want to delay signing documents relating to a future JFK Presidential Library, 2 October 1963.
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