What does month mean?

Definitions for month
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word month.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. calendar month, month(noun)

    one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year

    "he paid the bill last month"

  2. month(noun)

    a time unit of approximately 30 days

    "he was given a month to pay the bill"

Wiktionary

  1. month(Noun)

    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. month(Noun)

    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. month(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Month(noun)

    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  

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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How to say month in sign language?

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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. Lisa Helfend Meyer:

    His reported income is about $300,000 a month, he’s been able to out-lawyer a woman who doesn’t have the finances or the celebrity to combat him.

  2. Paul Joseph:

    However May is a good month to visit, with the island's major annual jazz festival. So is November with the Tri St Lucia Triathlon event and Swim Fit retreats (where Olympic athletes coach).

  3. Victor Thianpiriya:

    The exchange-traded funds have come off in the past few days, which is counter to the way the price has been performing. It is potentially profit-taking with prices at a three-month high.

  4. Max Stern:

    We can not help but think it not coincidental that the decision by Yale University officials to seek expulsion of the captain of Yale University basketball team followed by little more than a month the report of the Association of American Universities( AAU) which was highly critical of the incidence of sexual assault on the Yale University campus, and the Yale University President's promise, in response, to' redouble our efforts,' from what appears, Jack Montague has been pilloried as a' whipping boy' for a campus problem that has galvanized national attention.

  5. 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.

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