month

Definitions

  • In the month of July
    In the month of July
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n month a time unit of approximately 30 days "he was given a month to pay the bill"
    • n month one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year "he paid the bill last month"
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November is the most disagreeable month in the year November is the most disagreeable month in the year

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An average women has 17 square feet of skin. When a women is in her ninth month of pregnancy she has 18.5 square feet of skin
    • n Month mŭnth 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.☞ In the common law, a month is a lunar month, or twenty-eight days, unless otherwise expressed. Blackstone. In the United States the rule of the common law is generally changed, and a month is declared to mean a calendar month. Cooley's Blackstone.
    • month See under Clock Day, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In a month, a fingernail grows an eighth of an inch
    • n month Originally, the interval from one new moon to the next, called specifically a lunar, synodical, or illuminative month. This seldom varies more than a quarter of a day from its mean value, which is 29, 530589 days, or 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 2.7 seconds. There are, besides, other periods of the moon which are termed months by astronomers. These are
    • n month One twelfth part of a tropical year, or 30 days, 10 hours, 29 minutes, 3. 8 seconds: called specifically a solar month.
    • n month One of the twelve parts into which the calendar year is arbitrarily divided: called specifically a calendar month. The calendar months are January, 31 days: February, 28 (except in leap-year, when it has 29); March, 31; April 30; May, 31; June, 30; July, 31; August, 31; September, 30; October, 31; November, 30; December, 31.
    • n month At common law and in equity, month has been understood to mean ‘a lunar month,’ which is assumed to be 28 days, except when the contrary appears, and except when used of mercantile transactions, such as negotiable paper, etc. In ecclesiastical law, and now in all cases throughout the United States generally, its legal meaning is ‘a calendar month,’ except when the contrary appears. For the purpose of calculating interest, a month is generally considered the twelfth part of a year, and as equivalent to 30 days.
    • n month plural Same as menses. Minsheu; Cotgrave. Abbreviated mo.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The month of December is the most popular month for weddings in the Philippines
    • n Month munth 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 a monthly publication:
    • adv Month once a month: in every month
    • n Month (pl.) the menses
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Quotations

  • Dale Carnegie
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    “You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.”
  • John Barrymore
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    “You never realize how short a month is until you have to pay alimony.”
  • Isaac Asimov
    Isaac%20Asimov
    “When asked what he would do if he only had six months to live: Type faster.”
  • Dale Carnegie
    Dale%20Carnegie
    “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”
  • Japanese Proverb
    Japanese Proverb
    “One kind word can warm 3 winter months.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “An hour spent in the library is worth a month in the laboratory.”

Idioms

A month of Sundays - A month of Sundays is a long period of time: I haven't seen her in a month of Sundays.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. month, moneth, AS. mōnð, mōnað,; akin to mōna, moon, and to D. maand, month, G. monat, OHG. mānōd, Icel. mānuðr, mānaðr, Goth. mēnōþs,. √272. See Moon

Usage

In literature:

In his pocket was another whole year of frugality; or a month, one little month, of extravagance.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
We had a German hired man that we paid $30 a month for six months.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
He had married, about ten months before, Coligni's daughter.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
The mail galleon usually sailed in the month of July in each year, and the voyage occupied about five months.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Mercifully before the month ended they managed to shoot a seal which provided them with food for a month.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
One objection to feeding cut hay mixed with ground or crushed grains, and wetted, must not be overlooked during the hot months.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Month after month wore by.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
At one time the supply of raw cotton was cut off for four months.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
He said without that shock he may live for months; not many months, but still for a few.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
In one published case, it occurred nine months afterwards, and in another eighteen months.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
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In poetry:

"All these twelve months," said Rob-in,
"Thou shalt dwell with me;
I shall thee teach, thou proud sher-iff,
An outlaw for to be."
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
A MONTH, sweet Little-ones, is past
Since your dear Mother went away,—-
And she tomorrow will return;
Tomorrow is the happy day.
"The Mother's Return" by William Wordsworth
After a week, a month, a quarter,
And day succeeding after day,
Says not a word of his departure
Though not a soul would have him stay.
"Lady Acheson Weary Of The Dean" by Jonathan Swift
Six months, and now my sweet is dead.
A trouble takes me; I know not
If all were done well, all well said,
No word or tender deed forgot.
"The Leper" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Oh, loveliest month of the year,
Too soon will thy glories depart,
But not the sweet faith thou'st wakened,
Within this worshiping heart.
"October" by Sallie Williams Hardcastle
And April saw me at her feet,
Dear month of sunshine and of rain!
My very fears were sometimes sweet,
And hope was often touched with pain.
"A Year's Courtship" by Henry Timrod

In news:

Hard to believe we were in a drought a few months ago, but those hot summer months are now taking a toll on meat prices here and across the country.
The article described how a woman of Slattery 's age, receiving the same monthly payments from Social Security as Slattery , increased her check by $600 per month.
Researchers discovered that 29% of us have sleepwalked at least once and close to 3% said they did it between once a year and once a month, and 1% said they sleepwalk twice a month.
ELKHART — Women interested in starting or expanding a small business can take the first step with four webinars offered this month, National Women's Small Business Month.
The month of March marks National Professional Social Work Month.
Work could start up again in a month or so on a student-focused housing project in Conway that has been sitting unfinished for months after plans to open in August in time for the college school year did not materialize.
More than half the month's below-average rainfall landed on a single day early in the month.
The city allows for six months on averaging and six months where the customer pays for the actual usage.
The Yard effort launched June 1 in China, with a US debut planned for later this month and worldwide in the months ahead.
We'll check in on them about different aspects each month for six months and the small biz folks will do monthly self-made videos.
Katherine Jackson and the children are receiving more than $86,000 a month, and the administrators recently moved to increase the monthly stipends .
Index or Exchange Last Trade 1 Day Change 1 Day 1 Month 6 Month.
As we all muddle through months and months of cold weather, just getting outside is a delicious feeling.
Although its patron Saint is still a shrouded mystery, Valentine's Day, and the month of February, is still considered as the month for romance.
Steelcase Inc will eliminate about 100 white-collar jobs in the next 12 months and a total of 200 to 250 in the next 24 months, most in the Grand Rapids area, the company said today.
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In science:

The generator for four b-quark productions, Processes (5) and (6), will be released in a few months.
Integration of GRACE and PYTHIA
The validity of this assumption was investigated by comparing observations made within ∼ 1 month of each other to see if the variation was any less.
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
We use the monthly SOI data for the same time span as the rainfall data.
Nonlinear analysis of bivariate data with cross recurrence plots
The cross correlation function and the mutual information show rather small correlation ̺ = 0.14 between both data series with time delays of around 3 and 7 months, respectively (Fig. 10A, B).
Nonlinear analysis of bivariate data with cross recurrence plots
Later, the CBs settle down to a much simpler phase, which typically lasts for months, till the CBs finally stop moving relativistically.
Optical and X-ray Afterglows in the Cannonball Model of GRBs
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