What does October mean?

Definitions for October
ɒkˈtoʊ bəroc·to·ber

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. October, Octnoun

    the month following September and preceding November

Wiktionary

  1. Octobernoun

    The tenth month of the Gregorian calendar, following September and preceding November. Abbreviation: Oct

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. OCTOBERnoun

    The tenth month of the year, or the eighth numbered from March.

    Etymology: October, Lat. octobre, Fr.

    October is drawn in a garment of yellow and carnation; upon his head a garland of oak leaves, in his right hand the sign scorpio, in his left a basket of servises. Henry Peacham.

Wikipedia

  1. October

    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.

Freebase

  1. October

    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

  1. October

    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

  1. October

    the tenth month of the year so called (i. e. the eighth) by the Romans, whose year began on March.

Editors Contribution

  1. october

    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

  1. October

    The eighth month of the Roman calendar when the year began with March.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'October' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #915

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'October' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1791

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of October in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of October in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of October in a Sentence

  1. The CNIL:

    Facebook transfers personal data to the United States on the basis of Safe Harbour, although the Court of Justice of the European Union declared invalid such transfers in its ruling of October 6, 2015.

  2. Steve Barclay:

    No, I think it is important that we leave on the 31st of October.

  3. Andrew Parker:

    We believe that since October 2013 there have been more than 20 terrorist plots either directed or provoked by extremist groups.

  4. Joe Ceci:

    We know things are different now and as we go forward to our budget, we'll be looking at taking all the information to account and bringing that forward with the October budget.

  5. Sean Hannity:

    I wasn't expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December. And yet, here I am, and today, got some problems, but I'm feeling pretty good today.

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