What does January mean?

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ˈdʒæn yuˌɛr iJan·uary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. January, Jan(noun)

    the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice

Wiktionary

  1. January(ProperNoun)

    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.

    Etymology: Re-Latinized from Ieneuer, from genever, from ianuarius, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European base *ei-, "to go".

Webster Dictionary

  1. January(noun)

    the first month of the year, containing thirty-one days

    Etymology: [L. Januarius, fr. Janus an old Latin deity, the god of the sun and the year, to whom the month of January was sacred; cf. janua a door, Skr. y to go.]

Freebase

  1. January

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. January

    jan′ū-ar-i, n. the first month of the year, dedicated by the Romans to Jan′us, the god of opening, with a double head that looked both ways.—adjs. Jan′uform, two-faced; Jan′us-faced, double-dealing: deceitful. [L. JanuariusJunus.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. January

    the first month of the year, so called as sacred to Janus (q. v.).

Editors Contribution

  1. january

    A month of a specific calendar year.

    January is the first month of the calendar year.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

Etymology and Origins

  1. January

    Called by the Romans Januarius, after Janus, the sun god, who presided over the beginnings of things. In the temple of Janus the figure of this god had two faces: one supposed to look on the past, the other on the future.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'January' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #965

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'January' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1623

How to pronounce January?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of January in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of January in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of January in a Sentence

  1. Jon Ossoff:

    We saw Asian American turnout in Georgias January runoff election was extraordinary. And I'm here to ask humbly for the support of Asian American voters to hear from the community to address questions in the community.

  2. State Dave Scanlan:

    We don’t view President-Elect Trump’s statement as a negative, but think it will probably generate a healthy discussion in front of our state legislature come January.

  3. Rafael Deucher:

    It’s a shame what happened in the summer. What we expect is that after January 15, we will unfortunately face a critical state again in hospitals.

  4. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe:

    I'm glad that China has confirmed its strong willingness to soon firm up its commitment, made in January, to purchase Airbus jets.

  5. Steven Mnuchin:

    We expect it will be fully executed in January. And then we get to' phase two', the most important issue is - lets make sure we implement' phase one' with an enforceable agreement, which it is. And then we start negotiating' phase two'.

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