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 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.
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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
October portends nothing negative for 2015.
We cannot wait until the middle of October.
Narvel and I are divorced, it was final October 28.
We will leave the EU on October 31, deal or no deal.
We ... forecast prices will retrace to their lows by October.
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