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A·pril

 (ā′prəl)
n.
The fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Middle English, from Latin aprīlis.]

April

(ˈeɪprəl)
n
the fourth month of the year, consisting of 30 days
[C14: from Latin Aprīlis, probably of Etruscan origin]

A•pril

(ˈeɪ prəl)

n.
the fourth month of the year, containing 30 days. Abbr.: Apr.
[before 1150; Middle English Averil < Old French avril < Latin Aprīlis (adj., as modifying mēnsis month)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.April - the month following March and preceding MayApril - the month following March and preceding May
Gregorian calendar, New Style calendar - the solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752
All Fools' day, April Fools', April Fools' day - the first day of April which is celebrated by playing practical jokes
April 14, Pan American Day - a day celebrating political and economic unity among American countries
Patriot's Day - the 3rd Monday in April; Massachusetts and Maine celebrate the battle of Lexington and Concord in 1775
Gregorian calendar month - a month in the Gregorian calendar
mid-April - the middle part of April
Translations
april
إِبْريلأبريل، نيسان
април
duben
April
AprilOstermond
aprilo
aprill
huhtikuu
travanjapril
április
april
apríl
四月
4월사월
aprilis
balandis
aprīlis
aprilie
apríl
aprilapríl
април
april
เดือนเมษายน
квітень
اپریل
tháng Tư

April

[ˈeɪprəl]
A. Nabril m
see July for usage
B. CPD April Fool N (= trick) → inocentada f
April Fool!¡inocente!
April Fools' Day Ndía m de los (Santos) Inocentes (en el Reino Unido y los EEUU, el 1 abril)
April showers NPLlluvias fpl de abril
APRIL FOOLS' DAY
El 1 de abril es April Fools' Day en la tradición anglosajona. En ese día se les gastan bromas a los desprevenidos, quienes reciben la denominación de April Fool (inocente), y tanto la prensa escrita como la televisión difunden alguna historia falsa con la que sumarse al espíritu del día.

April

[ˈeɪprɪl] n
avril m
in April → en avril
see JulyApril Fool n (= joke) → poisson m d'avril
April fool! → poisson d'avril!April Fools' Day nle premier avrilApril showers nplgiboulées fpl de marsa priori [ˌeɪpraɪˈɔːraɪ]
adj [probability, argument, reason] → a priori inv
adv [assume] → a priori

April

nApril m; April showerAprilschauer m ? also September

April

[ˈeɪprl] naprile m
for usage see July

April

(ˈeiprəl) noun
the fourth month of the year, the month following March.

April

إِبْريل duben april April Απρίλιος abril huhtikuu avril travanj aprile 四月 4월 april april kwiecień abril апрель april เดือนเมษายน Nisan tháng Tư 四月
References in classic literature ?
I do think it was the most fortunate thing in the world that those children should have the measles just now," said Meg, one April day, as she stood packing the `go abroady' trunk in her room, surrounded by her sisters.
When I rode up to the Shimerdas' one bright windy afternoon in April, Yulka ran out to meet me.
Afterwards we proceeded on to Kentucke river without opposition; and on the first day of April began to erect the fort of Boonsborough at a salt lick, about sixty yards from the river, on the S.
Neither did her face--with the brown ringlets on either side, and the slightly piquant nose, and the wholesome bloom, and the clear shade of tan, and the half dozen freckles, friendly remembrances of the April sun and breeze--precisely give us a right to call her beautiful.
It showed Pearl in an unwonted aspect Heretofore, the mother, while loving her child with the intensity of a sole affection, had schooled herself to hope for little other return than the waywardness of an April breeze, which spends its time in airy sport, and has its gusts of inexplicable passion, and is petulant in its best of moods, and chills oftener than caresses you, when you take it to your bosom; in requital of which misdemeanours it will sometimes, of its own vague purpose, kiss your cheek with a kind of doubtful tenderness, and play gently with your hair, and then be gone about its other idle business, leaving a dreamy pleasure at your heart.
For, as when the red-cheeked, dancing girls, April and May, trip home to the wintry, misanthropic woods; even the barest, ruggedest, most thunder-cloven old oak will at least send forth some few green sprouts, to welcome such glad-hearted visitants; so Ahab did, in the end, a little respond to the playful allurings of that girlish air.
It was now early in April, and the family was expected home some time in May.
The latter part of April Jurgis went to see the doctor, and was given a bandage to lace about his ankle, and told that he might go back to work.
Toward the middle of April we sailed in the HOLSATIA, Captain Brandt, and had a very peasant trip, indeed.
The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.
If I had not loved mackerel I should not have been thirsty;" said Rebecca with an April smile, as she closed her grammar.
But, my dear child, the time is drawing near; here is April, and June, or say even July, is very near, with such business to accomplish before us.