What does month mean?

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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.

  2. monthnoun

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

    We went on holiday for two months.

  3. monthnoun

    A woman's period; menstrual discharge.

  4. 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

  1. MONTHnoun

    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.

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

  2. 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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British National Corpus

  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. The Durham filing:

    Way back in 2017 Trump -- without any proof -- suggested that former President Barack Obama had ordered wiretaps of Trump Tower phones during the 2016 campaign. And again earlier this year, President Trump insisted that a filing by John Durham confirmed the spying. It did not. As Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler put it last month :.

  2. Bill Hemmer:

    The US military deserve better than this after 20 years serving in that war. And this was a C-17 US Air Force rolling down the tarmac in Kabul, with 20-year-old men bouncing off the side, the scene was bad. I don't know where it leads, I don't know what happens as a consequence. Dan Hoffman was with us on 'America's Newsroom' earlier in the month, and he talked about dictatorships being on the march in 2021 into 2022. And what he talked about was perhaps at a rate that we have not seen since World War II.

  3. Janet Bodnar:

    It sounds like the old Christmas club accounts that banks used to offer, you’d put in a certain amount of money every month and then you’d take it out at the end of the year, and that’s what you would use for your Christmas shopping.

  4. Mark Campbell:

    Mom is recovering, and we're working hard to put some weight on the premature cubs, important benchmarks for survival of these cubs are the first week and month of life.

  5. Sanjay Gupta/a:

    It's just inexcusable, my kids, who go to school in Georgia, knew that a month ago. I can't even believe that.

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