the month following September and preceding November
The tenth month of the Gregorian calendar, following September and preceding November. Abbreviation: Oct
October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the sixth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. The eighth month in the old calendar of Romulus c. 750 BC, October retained its name (from the Latin and Greek ôctō meaning "eight") after January and February were inserted into the calendar that had originally been created by the Romans. In Ancient Rome, one of three Mundus patet would take place on October 5, Meditrinalia October 11, Augustalia on October 12, October Horse on October 15, and Armilustrium on October 19. These dates do not correspond to the modern Gregorian calendar. Among the Anglo-Saxons, it was known as Ƿinterfylleþ, because at this full moon (fylleþ) winter was supposed to begin.October is commonly associated with the season of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and with spring in the Southern hemisphere.
October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days. The eighth month in the old Roman calendar, October retained its name after January and February were inserted into the calendar that had originally been created by the Romans. October is commonly associated with the season of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and spring in the Southern hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to April in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa. It is also very commonly associated with Halloween in western world. In common years January starts on the same day of the week as October, but no other month starts on the same day of the week as October in leap years. October ends on the same day of the week as February every year and January in common years only. October of the current year starts on the same day as April and July of the following year.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ok-tō′bėr, n. the eighth month of the Roman year, which began in March: the tenth month in our calendar. [L. octo, eight.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the tenth month of the year so called (i. e. the eighth) by the Romans, whose year began on March.
A month of a specific calendar year.
October is the tenth month of the calendar year.Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020
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Etymology and Origins
The eighth month of the Roman calendar when the year began with March.
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Rank popularity for the word 'October' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #915
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Rank popularity for the word 'October' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1791
The numerical value of October in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of October in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of October in a Sentence
When polling data starts to come out after the conventions and through the summer weeks, that will potentially diminish risk taking in the market place - likely as we move into later September, that's why we will see robust issuance in the next two to three weeks, as many issuers want to avoid being in the midst of a potentially volatile September or October.
There are no bookings: this week, next month, even in October, they have all canceled.
In October of 1998, we authorized impeachment as a body, some were behind closed doors, but the inquiry itself became very public. We had the Special Prosecutor Ken Starr hearing to start it off with. But the President participated in a very meaningful way.
2015, to be in the World Series, this is just a bonus. I get to celebrate baseball in October.
If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president.
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