What does April mean?

Definitions for April
ˈeɪ prəlapril

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word April.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. April, Aprnoun

    the month following March and preceding May


  1. Aprilnoun

    The fourth month of the Gregorian calendar, following March and preceding May. Abbreviation: Apr or Apr.

  2. Aprilnoun

    for somebody born in April; used since early 20th century.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Aprilnoun

    The fourth month of the year, January counted first.

    Etymology: Aprilis, Lat. Avril, Fr.

    April is represented by a young man in green, with a garland of myrtle and hawthorn buds; in one hand primroses and violets, in the other the sign Taurus. Henry Peacham, on Drawing.

    Men are April when they woo, December when they wed: Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives. William Shakespeare, As you like it.


  1. april

    April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used around the world today. It has 30 days. In many parts of the world, April marks the start of spring or autumn depending on the hemisphere. The month is often associated with Easter celebration in Christianity and April Fools' Day on the first day of the month.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aprilnoun

    the fourth month of the year

  2. Aprilnoun

    fig.: With reference to April being the month in which vegetation begins to put forth, the variableness of its weather, etc

  3. Etymology: [L. Aprilis. OE. also Averil, F. Avril, fr. L. Aprilis.]


  1. April

    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

  1. April

    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

  1. April

    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."

Editors Contribution

  1. april

    A month of a specific calendar year.

    April is the fourth month of the year.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. April

    The month in which the buds begin to shoot, from aperio, to open.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. APRIL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, April is ranked #20125 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The April surname appeared 1,327 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname April.

    75.5% or 1,003 total occurrences were White.
    16.5% or 219 total occurrences were Black.
    5.5% or 74 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 17 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'April' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #634

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'April' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1504

Anagrams for April »

  1. Pilar

  2. ripal

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of April in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of April in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of April in a Sentence

  1. Walsh Jennings:

    I don't like to speculate, because anything can happen, but I will say that April (Ross) and I are going to the Olympics to win and we are doing everything we can to set ourselves up for success, the level of play for beach volleyball for men and women is insanely high. There are no easy matches. In order to win this gold medal, April and I need to be extraordinary and that's what we plan to do.

  2. Hiroshi Segi:

    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.

  3. Donald Trump:

    You know in April, supposedly, it dies with the hotter weather. And that's a beautiful date to look forward to, donald Trump know, a lot of people think that goes away in April with the heat -- as the heat comes in. Typically, that will go away in April.

  4. Ronald Reagan:

    Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.

  5. Jill Ellis:

    It's almost as if it just feeds April Heinrichs ', april Heinrichs ''s a big personality both on and off the pitch and I think April Heinrichs ' honestly thrives in these moments. There's a never-say-die attitude, April Heinrichs ' loves and lives for those moments. April Heinrichs ''s a big-time player and the bigger the stage the more April Heinrichs ''s going to respond.

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    a custom among some peoples whereby the husband of a pregnant wife is put to bed at the time of bearing the child
    • A. swathing
    • B. macron
    • C. viverrine
    • D. couvade

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