the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice
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".
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.]
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
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. Januarius—Junus.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the first month of the year, so called as sacred to Janus (q. v.).
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
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 Written Corpus Frequency: #1623
The numerical value of January in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of January in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of January in a Sentence
In terms of timing the ECB got lucky, if it still had to announce it tomorrow, given all the strong data we've had, the backlash, especially from Germany, would have been much more severe than it was in January.
It was very difficult for jurors to try to recall what evidence was presented months ago, the jury was in panel in January and it stopped for two months because of Covid, then it stopped again for weeks on time.
We plant varieties that fruit in January and have good sizes and good sugars that the Asians prefer, but obviously Chinese New Year changes every year so its hard to get it perfect.
You've got expectations that the Phase 1 trade agreement is signed in early to mid-January.
Which isn't a lot. But this primary is just getting started.Both of these things can't be trueTrump's main pitch for reelection is the economy and, while it hasn't lived up to his 2016 campaign promises, he put forward an extremely rosy outlook in his annual budget proposal, released Monday.Just as an example, read from CNN's story about the predicted deficits in Trump's budget compared to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.Both of these things cannot be true:CBO says budget will grow -- The deficit -- the gap between how much the government spends versus how much it takes in -- surpassed $1 trillion for the calendar year in 2019, marking the first time since 2012.That number is only expected to widen even further over the coming decade, reaching a total of $1.7 trillion in 2030, according to the latest projections by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released in late January.White House says budget will shrink -- That's a sharp contrast to the White House's latest blueprint, which projects that the deficit will shrink to $261 billion by 2030. The President's budget assumes that the economy will grow at around 3% annually during that period of time helping to narrow the gap. Those estimates are significantly higher than what most economists anticipated along with the Federal Reserve.Bonus: Read CNN reporter Donna Borak's piece on the White House plan for more tax cuts despite the deficits.Impeachment falloutGiuliani has a channel to Barr -- Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Rudy Giuliani is giving information regarding his Ukraine conspiracy theories to Attorney General William Barr through some sort of special channel Barr has set up. This is not surprising since Trump clearly lumps his lawyer and the attorney general together. He asked Ukraine's President to be in touch with both of them. But a back channel to the DOJ? This is, um, not how things are supposed to work, writes Elie Honig.Trump weaponizes the presidency -- Read this from Stephen Collinson: (Trump) is completing his project of fashioning the office around his own personality. It's unrestrained, unaccountable, often profane, impervious to outside influence and factual constraints of normal governance. The President has established dominance over his party, his Cabinet and his own media complex. He loosened Congress's constraints by refusing to cooperate with the impeachment probe. The result is that there are very few political constraints on his behavior left.
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- كانون الثانيArabic
- tháng GiêngVietnamese
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