What does month mean?

Definitions for month
mʌnθmonth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calendar month, monthnoun

    one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year

    "he paid the bill last month"

  2. monthnoun

    a time unit of approximately 30 days

    "he was given a month to pay the bill"

Wiktionary

  1. monthnoun

    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.

    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.

  2. monthnoun

    A period of 30 days, 31 days, or some alternation thereof.

    We went on holiday for two months.

    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.

  3. monthnoun

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Month

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monthnoun

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Month

    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

  1. Month

    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. mónðmóna, the moon.]

Editors Contribution

  1. month

    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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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'month' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #673

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'month' in Written Corpus Frequency: #585

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'month' in Nouns Frequency: #39

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of month in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of month in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of month in a Sentence

  1. State Department spokesman John Kirby:

    We are aware that there is intense interest in this matter, and we are announcing this decision now because the (Freedom of Information Act) process regarding these emails has been completed, while we have requested a month's extension to complete the entire review, we did not need the extension for these documents.

  2. Hiroyuki Ueno:

    It looks a bit difficult for two countries' leaders to shake hands and sign a deal this month. What is more likely is to essentially kick the can, with China buying more U.S. farm products while the U.S. postpones its next tariffs, markets will consider such an arrangement as a de facto deal whether they officially sign it or not.

  3. Montel Williams:

    Maybe about a month before, I was watching' Dr. Oz' and I saw an episode on stroke.

  4. Michael Feroli:

    I'd like to say it's sustainable but I don't think it is, to sustain 280,000-type numbers month after month, you'd need really strong GDP growth and that just doesn't seem like that's in the cards right now.

  5. Sarah Boston:

    It took two and a half months for me to go from finding a mass in my neck, to having surgery, and then another month for me to get my diagnosis.

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