Definitions for januaryˈdʒæn yuˌɛr i
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Jan•u•ar•yˈdʒæn yuˌɛr i(n.)(pl.)-ar•ies, -ar•ys.
the first month of the year, containing 31 days.
Ref: Abbr.: Jan. 2
Origin of January:
bef. 1000; ME Januari(us), Janiver, Genever, (< OF Genever), OE Januarius < L, n. use of Jānuārius=Jānu(s)Janus+-ārius -ary
the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
January(noun)ˈdʒæn yuˌɛr i
the 1st month of the year
We moved in January.; January 9th
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.
Origin: Re-Latinized from Ieneuer, from genever, from ianuarius, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European base *ei-, "to go".
the first month of the year, containing thirty-one days
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.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the first month of the year, so called as sacred to Janus (q. v.).
Translations for january
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the first month of the year, the month following December.
- شَهْر كانون ثانيArabic
- janeiroPortuguese (BR)
- der JanuarGerman
- जनवरी, अंग्रेजी वर्ष का प्रथम माहHindi
- جنوري، دعيسوى كال لومړۍ مياشتPashto
- Ocak (ayı)Turkish
- 一月Chinese (Trad.)
- tháng giêngVietnamese
- 一月Chinese (Simp.)
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