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Definitions for February
ˈfɛb ruˌɛr i, ˈfɛb yu-; ˈfɛb ruˌɛr i; ˈfɛb yuˌɛr iFeb·ru·a·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. February, Febnoun

    the month following January and preceding March

Wiktionary

  1. Februarynoun

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

  2. 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

  1. Februarynoun

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. February

    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).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Februarynoun

    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. 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.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. february

    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

  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.

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    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

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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. Brendan Gaughan:

    But now the world has changed where you can kind of step over those bounds and make change, and they made a very positive one. It will work out great for our sport, as a whole. I think well gain a lot of new fans and a lot of new people will be paying attention, and thats great for all of us. THE FEUDS Hamlin, who won his third Daytona 500 in February, has been beefing with LaJoie on Twitter for months. It seemed harmless at first it wasnt even clear they were serious but took a turn in the last week. After Hamlin drew the top starting spot for last weeks race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where Hamlin lost three chances at a championship in season finale races, LaJoie said Hamlin would win the race because there was nothing on the line. That low blow escalated the warring words, prompting NASCAR to step in with an at-track meeting, Hamlin, who did indeed win at Homestead last Sunday, said after that race the feud was over. But LaJoie in his weekly podcast continued the clash until finally relenting Thursday with a social media post apologizing for his role in the bickering. LaJoie explained his position during a Zoom session with reporters and said both were wrong. Did I run my mouth a little bit more than what I probably should have? Yes. Did he do things that he probably regretted? Yes. Thats how we got into this situation, LaJoie said. We are both grown-ups. We both have kids. We both have jobs and livelihoods that are bigger than this little tiff we have going on. Meanwhile, Logano has not forgiven Elliott for the mistake that took them both out of contention on the final lap at Bristol. Logano refused to cut Elliott any room on the track as he raced Hamlin for the victory last week by making it difficult for Elliott to get past him every chance Logano had. Elliott curtly said after the race he needed to learn how to handle lapped traffic better and never mentioned Logano specifically. Logano has made it clear he has no incentive to get out of Elliotts way. You race people the way they race you. You cant do things without repercussions of some sort. You cost me a win, I cost you a win. Those types of things go like that.

  2. Julian Emanuel:

    When you look at the first five months of the year it has been an emotional roller coaster that has been beset with investor cognitive errors, most glaring of which was discounting the recession that never happened in January and February.

  3. Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche:

    It seems that strong momentum which is now continuing for years, will continue in February as well, we have to accept that the overall economy will have an effect on sales; we are prepared but we have not seen it yet.

  4. James Skoufis:

    While his next appearance before the Legislature was delayed until late February, it is my full expectation that he provides answers by the time of his testimony, otherwise he can anticipate an unpleasant and uncomfortable hearing. Without answers by then, I will support a move to compel the information from DOH.

  5. Danica Patrick:

    It's frigging February, buddy.

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