What does January mean?

Definitions for January
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.

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

Wikipedia

  1. January

    January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and is also the first of seven months to have a 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 (where it is the second month of winter) and the warmest month of the year within most of the Southern Hemisphere (where it is the second month of summer). In the Southern hemisphere, January is the seasonal equivalent of July in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa. Ancient Roman observances during this month include Cervula and Juvenalia, celebrated January 1, as well as one of three Agonalia, celebrated January 9, and Carmentalia, celebrated January 11. These dates do not correspond to the modern Gregorian calendar.

ChatGPT

  1. january

    January is the first month of the Gregorian and Julian calendars, following December and preceding February. It consists of 31 days. It is generally associated with winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Named after the ancient Roman god Janus, who was the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, and doorways.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Januarynoun

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

  2. 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.]

Wikidata

  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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. JANUARY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, January is ranked #12255 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The January surname appeared 2,538 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname January.

    47% or 1,194 total occurrences were Black.
    44.3% or 1,126 total occurrences were White.
    4% or 102 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.3% or 86 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 22 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 8 total occurrences were Asian.

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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

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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. Kathryn Mattingly:

    We do have 550,001 cases through the end of January pending before our courts, and our priorities are cases where the individual is still in detention, detained cases are our highest priority.

  2. Lauren Boebert:

    Come January, you can be certain of two things.

  3. Zhiwei Zhang:

    China’s economy likely bottomed in December, for many cities in China, the peak of the first wave [of Covid outbreaks] likely already passed. High frequency indicators such as traffic congestion index rebounded sharply in January.

  4. Anita Anand:

    We are working with a timeframe ... of Q1 2021, we are very hopeful it will be within the January timeframe.

  5. Casandra Matej:

    As we look ahead, bookings for January and February are triple the volume we saw at this time last year.

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