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ˈdʒæn yuˌɛr iJan·u·a·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. January, Jannoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. Januarynoun

    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. Januarynoun

    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.

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

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

How to pronounce January?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Most Americans:

    There was a chance after January 6 for Republican leaders to really put their foot down and say, ‘We can’t be the insurrectionist party,’ now that opportunity is totally gone.

  2. Harry Dunn:

    I want to take this moment and speak to my fellow officers about the emotions they are continuing to experience from the events of January 6. There is absolutely nothing wrong with seeking professional counseling, what we all went through that day was traumatic, and if you are hurting please take advantage of the counseling services that are available to us.

  3. Beth MacLean:

    Three weeks ago, I would have absolutely expected the January effect.

  4. Susan Rice:

    North Korea's launch using ballistic missile technology, following so closely after its January 6 nuclear test, represents yet another destabilizing and provocative action and is a flagrant violation of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions.

  5. Joe Williams:

    Celebrating Australia Day on January 26th is offensive, to celebrate an invasion which has seen our people dispossessed, displaced and oppressed for some 230 years, is plain offensive.

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