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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".

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.]

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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  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. Ben Le Brun:

    The market was hoping for production cuts rather than a production halt at January levels.

  2. Pete Buttigieg:

    I think any candidate that is not already very famous probably needs to make some kind of move in January.

  3. Central American:

    The IMF must define the date, but we hope that initial negotiations can take place at the beginning of next year in January, or at the latest in February.

  4. Mohamed Zaree:

    This all started because in 2011 ... the security agencies wanted to find an explanation for what happened on Jan. 25. So they said money came to the NGOs before January and this is the cause of what happened, but what happened actually happened because of the interior ministry, because of torture, because of repression, because of the state of emergency.

  5. Mike Pence:

    I stand by my brother and will always stand by my brother, i was with him on January 6.

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    • C. eloquent
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