What does MONTH mean?
Definitions for MONTH
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word MONTH.
calendar month, monthnoun
one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year
"he paid the bill last month"
a time unit of approximately 30 days
"he was given a month to pay the bill"
A period into which a year is divided, historically based on the phases of the moon. In the Gregorian calendar there are twelve months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.
July is my favourite month.
A period of 30 days, 31 days, or some alternation thereof.
We went on holiday for two months.
A woman's period; menstrual discharge.
Etymology: From month, moneth, from monaþ, from mēnōþs, from me(n)ses, probably from mê-, referring to the moon's phases as the measure of time, equivalent to. Cognate with moneth, muunt, maand, maand, Monat, måned, månad, mánuði, Ancient Greek μήν, Armenian ամիս, Old Irish mí, Old Church Slavonic мѣсѧць. See also moon.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A space of time either measured by the sun or moon: the lunar month is the time between the change and change, or the time in which the moon comes to the same point: the solar month is the time in which the sun passes through a sign of the zodiack: the calendar months, by which we reckon time, are unequally of thirty or one-and-thirty days, except February, which is of twenty-eight, and in leap year of twenty-nine.
Etymology: monað , Saxon.
Till the expiration of your month,
Sojourn with my sister. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
From a month old even unto five years old. Lev. xxvii. 6.
Months are not only lunary, and measured by the moon, but also solary, and determined by the motion of the sun, in thirty degrees of the ecliptick. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. iv.
As many months as I sustain’d her hate,
So many years is she condemn’d by fate
To daily death. John Dryden, Theo. and Honoria.
A month is a unit of time, used with calendars, which is approximately as long as a natural period related to the motion of the Moon; month and Moon are cognates. The traditional concept arose with the cycle of Moon phases; such months (lunations) are synodic months and last approximately 29.53 days. From excavated tally sticks, researchers have deduced that people counted days in relation to the Moon's phases as early as the Paleolithic age. Synodic months, based on the Moon's orbital period with respect to the Earth-Sun line, are still the basis of many calendars today, and are used to divide the year.
one of the twelve portions into which the year is divided; the twelfth part of a year, corresponding nearly to the length of a synodic revolution of the moon, -- whence the name. In popular use, a period of four weeks is often called a month
Etymology: [OE. month, moneth, AS. mn, mna; akin to mna moon, and to D. maand month, G. monat, OHG. mnd, Icel. mnur, mnar, Goth. mns. 272. See Moon.]
A month is a unit of time, used with calendars, which was first used and invented in Mesopotamia, as a natural period related to the motion of the Moon; month and Moon are cognates. The traditional concept arose with the cycle of moon phases; such months are synodic months and last approximately 29.53 days. From excavated tally sticks, researchers have deduced that people counted days in relation to the Moon's phases as early as the Paleolithic age. Synodic months, based on the Moon's orbital period, are still the basis of many calendars today, and are used to divide the year.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
munth, n. the period from new moon to new moon—a lunation, lunar, or synodic month (=29.5306 days): one of the twelve divisions of the year—a calendar month: one-twelfth part of a tropical year, the time the sun takes to pass through 30°—a solar month=30.4368 days.—n. Month′ling, that which is a month old or which lasts a month.—adj. Month′ly, performed in a month: happening or published once a month.—n. a monthly publication: (pl.) the menses.—adv. once a month: in every month.—Month of Sundays, a period that seems very long; Month's mind (see Mind).—Sidereal, or Stellar, month, the time in which the moon passes round the ecliptic to the same star=27.3217 days; Tropical, or Periodic, month, from the moon's passing the equinox till she again reaches it=27.3216 days. [A.S. mónð—móna, the moon.]
A unit of known time on planet earth.
Each month has a different name and perceived weather and climate.
Submitted by MaryC on February 1, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'MONTH' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #673
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'MONTH' in Written Corpus Frequency: #585
Rank popularity for the word 'MONTH' in Nouns Frequency: #39
The numerical value of MONTH in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of MONTH in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of MONTH in a Sentence
This may be the start of the end-of-year rally that we were expecting a little bit earlier in the month.
I think so, because while federal cases tend to take time to make their way through the courts, when it's an election case and when the Justice Department is suing over changes to the election law, they usually want those to move faster because their whole claim is that these rules are affecting the ability of people to vote and it’s moving so slowly. Every month that goes by the chances of them winning their case gets lower and lower and lower because the registration and turnout numbers show that their whole theory is full of holes.
My son is in the U.S. Navy and was deployed to an undisclosed location earlier this month. My daughter-in-law flies F-18s. I understand both the dedication and sacrifices of the men and women in uniform–and that of their families, i have nothing but respect for those who have served, including my opponents Josh Mandel and J.D. Vance.
The reason that it’s not always true is because women are only fertile a few days a month, but that window is very different from woman to woman. Some women can have a 21-day cycle and some can have a 35-day cycle, and for the woman that has one week in the luteal phase (the time between ovulation and when you have your period) if she bleeds for seven days, she’s going to start ovulating while she’s still bleeding, and sperm can live for three days, so women can get pregnant if the length of their period is long.
Fine dining as a business model is fundamentally flawed, there are so many line items when you’re operating a high-end restaurant, that the higher up you go in the spectrum, the less there is at the end of the month.
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- miz, mizvezhBreton
- mesCatalan, Valencian
- мѣсѧцьOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- dzinu, ɣletiEwe
- hil, hilabeteBasque
- kuukausi, kuuFinnish
- moanneWestern Frisian
- mìosScottish Gaelic
- mwaHaitian Creole
- ಮಾಸ, ತಿಂಗಳುKannada
- 달, 월Korean
- heyv, hîv, mehKurdish
- bulan, purnamaMalay
- náhidizííd, náhidizídígííNavajo, Navaho
- giizisOjibwe, Ojibwa
- мӕйOssetian, Ossetic
- ме́сяц, месяцRussian
- mese, mesiSardinian
- mánotbadjiNorthern Sami
- ме̏се̄ц, mȅsēc, mjȅsēc, мје̏се̄цSerbo-Croatian
- මාසයSinhala, Sinhalese
- kgwediSouthern Sotho
- నెల, మాసముTelugu
- مہینا, مہینہUrdu
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