calendar month, month(noun)
one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year
"he paid the bill last month"
a time unit of approximately 30 days
"he was given a month to pay the bill"
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.
A period of 30 days, 31 days, or some alternation thereof.
We went on holiday for two months.
A woman's period; menstrual discharge.
Origin: 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.
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
Origin: [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.]
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
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. mónð—móna, the moon.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'month' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #673
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'month' in Written Corpus Frequency: #585
Rank popularity for the word 'month' in Nouns Frequency: #39
The numerical value of month in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of month in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- miz, mizvezhBreton
- mesCatalan, Valencian
- мѣсѧцьOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- dzinu, ɣletiEwe
- hil, hilabeteBasque
- kuukausi, kuuFinnish
- moanneWestern Frisian
- mìosScottish Gaelic
- mwaHaitian Creole
- ಮಾಸ, ತಿಂಗಳುKannada
- 달, 월Korean
- heyv, hîv, mehKurdish
- bulan, purnamaMalay
- náhidizííd, náhidizídígííNavajo, Navaho
- giizisOjibwe, Ojibwa
- мӕйOssetian, Ossetic
- mese, mesiSardinian
- mánotbadjiNorthern Sami
- ме̏се̄ц, mȅsēc, mjȅsēc, мје̏се̄цSerbo-Croatian
- මාසයSinhala, Sinhalese
- kgwediSouthern Sotho
- నెల, మాసముTelugu
- مہینا, مہینہUrdu
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