What does February mean?

Definitions for February
ˈfɛb ruˌɛr i, ˈfɛb yu-; ˈfɛb ruˌɛr i; ˈfɛb yuˌɛr iFe·bru·ary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. February, Feb(noun)

    the month following January and preceding March

Wiktionary

  1. February(ProperNoun)

    The second month of the Gregorian calendar, following January and preceding March.

  2. Origin: Re-Latinized from feoverel, from feverier, from februarius, of the month of purification, from februa, the Roman festival of purification, plural of februum; perhaps from febris, from Proto-Indo-European base *dhegh-, to burn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. February(noun)

    the second month in the year, said to have been introduced into the Roman calendar by Numa. In common years this month contains twenty-eight days; in the bissextile, or leap year, it has twenty-nine days

  2. Origin: [L. Februarius, orig., the month of expiation, because on the fifteenth of this month the great feast of expiation and purification was held, fr. februa, pl., the Roman festival or purification; akin to februare to purify, expiate.]

Freebase

  1. February

    February is the second month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the shortest month and the only month with fewer than 30 days. The month has 28 days in common years or 29 days in leap years. February is the third month of meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, February is the seasonal equivalent of August in the Northern Hemisphere, in meteorological reckoning. February starts on the same day of the week as March and November in common years, and on the same day of the week as August in leap years. February ends on the same day of the week as October every year and on the same day of the week as January in common years only. In leap years, it is the only month that ends on the same weekday it begins.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. February

    feb′rōō-ar-i, n. the second month of the year. [L. Februarius (mensis), the month of expiation, februa, the feast of expiation.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. February

    the second month of the year, was added along with January by Numa to the end of the original Roman year of 10 months; derived its name from a festival offered annually on the 15th day to Februus, an ancient Italian god of the nether world; was assigned its present position in the calendar by Julius Cæsar, who also introduced the intercalary day for leap-year.

Etymology and Origins

  1. February

    From the Latin februare, to purify, this being the month appointed by the Romans for the festival of the Februalia of purification and expiation.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'February' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1211

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'February' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1598

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of February in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of February in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of February in a Sentence

  1. George Zimmerman:

    I have since February 2012.

  2. Danica Patrick:

    It's frigging February, buddy.

  3. Sonny Perdue:

    The benefits for February will be provided.

  4. Executive Dieter Zetsche:

    Growth levels in February will be very attractive.

  5. Yeh Maan-tzwu:

    February exports are likely to continue to contract.

Images & Illustrations of February

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