What does January mean?

Definitions for January
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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say January in sign language?

  1. january

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. Superintendent Dr. Marilyn L. McBride:

    Schools will open on January 11, ensuring staff and student safety is our greatest concern.

  2. Health Minister Agnes Buzyn:

    That original case was brought to our attention last night, it is a British national who had returned from Singapore where he had stayed between January 20 and 23, and he arrived in France on January 24 for four days.

  3. Paul Hertz:

    TESS was designed and launched specifically to find Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby stars, planets around nearby stars are easiest to follow-up with larger telescopes in space and on Earth. Discovering TOI 700 d is a key science finding for TESS. Confirming the planets size and habitable zone status with Spitzer is another win for Spitzer as it approaches the end of science operations this January.

  4. Elections Jim Allen:

    They’re looking at a preliminary report from January, and just recently, in the last week, they’ve filed a request for an updated report, they’re looking at incomplete data.

  5. Francis Godwin:

    CGMP documents in the binder were dated as recently as January 21, 2019: seven days before our inspection. Your quality unit did not review or check these documents prior to disposal.

Images & Illustrations of January

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