Definitions for February
ˈfɛb ruˌɛr i, ˈfɛb yu-; ˈfɛb ruˌɛr i; ˈfɛb yuˌɛr ifeb·ru·a·ry
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the month following January and preceding March
The second month of the Gregorian calendar, following January and preceding March.
Etymology: 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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The name of the second month in the year.
Etymology: februarius, Latin.
You have such a February face,
So full of frost, of storm, and cloudiness? William Shakespeare.
February is the second month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The month has 28 days in common years or 29 in leap years, with the 29th day being called the leap day. It is the first of five months to have fewer than 31 days (the other four being April, June, September, and November) and the only one to have fewer than 30 days. The other seven months have 31 days. February starts on the same day of the week as March and November in common years and August in leap years. It ends on the same day of the week as October in all years and January in common years only. In leap years preceding common years or common years preceding leap years, it begins on the same day of the week as May of the following year In common years preceding leap years, February ends on the same day of the week as April of the following year. In leap years preceding common years, it ends on the same day of the week as July of the following year. In common years preceding common years, it begins on the same day of the week as August of the following year and ends on the same day of the week as July of the following year. It also begins on the same day of the week as June of the previous year and ends on the same day of the week as August at nd November of the previous year. In 2020, February had 29 days. February is the third and last month of meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, February is the third and last month of summer (being the seasonal equivalent of what is August in the Northern Hemisphere).
February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, following January and preceding March. It is the shortest month of the year with either 28 days in common years or 29 days in leap years. It is notably recognized for including Valentine's Day, celebrated on February 14th.
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
Etymology: [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.]
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
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
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.
A month of a specific calendar year.
February is the second month of the year.
Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020
Etymology and Origins
From the Latin februare, to purify, this being the month appointed by the Romans for the festival of the Februalia of purification and expiation.
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The numerical value of February in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of February in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
A year from now, nobody is going to care or remember when Beto O'Rourke announced, the momentum you have in February 2019 is going to matter a lot less than the momentum you have in February 2020. Beto O'Rourke is a momentum machine.
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.
Mills typically replenish their stocks ahead of the holiday, which leads to an obvious increase of imports in January and a dip in February, the sharp drop on February iron ore also came as major iron ore suppliers reduced shipment due to hurricane weather.
I registered in February. Ever since February, I’ve been excited to vote.
I'm waiting until February 15. On February 15, the committee will come back, and if they don't have a wall, I don't even want to waste my time reading what they have, because it's a waste of time.
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