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Jan·u·ar·y

 (jăn′yo͞o-ĕr′ē)
n. pl. Jan·u·ar·ies
The first month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Middle English Januarie, Jenever, from Old North French Jenever, from Latin Iānuārius (mēnsis), (month) of Janus, from Iānus, Janus; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

January

(ˈdʒænjʊərɪ)
n, pl -aries
the first month of the year, consisting of 31 days
[C14: from Latin Jānuārius, from adj: (month) of Janus1]

Jan•u•ar•y

(ˈdʒæn yuˌɛr i)

n., pl. -ar•ies, -ar•ys.
the first month of the year, containing 31 days. Abbr.: Jan.
[before 1000; Middle English Januari(us), Janiver, Genever, (< Old French Genever), Old English Januarius < Latin, n. use of Jānuārius=Jānu(s) Janus + -ārius -ary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.January - the first month of the yearJanuary - the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice
Inauguration Day, January 20 - the day designated for inauguration of the United States President
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
New Year's, New Year's Day, January 1 - the first day of the year
Martin Luther King Day, Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday - observed on the Monday closest to January 15
Tet - the New Year in Vietnam; observed for three days after the first full moon after January 20th
January 20, Saint Agnes's Eve - a Christian holy day
Solemnity of Mary, January 1 - (Roman Catholic Church) a holy day of obligation
Epiphany of Our Lord, January 6, Three Kings' Day, Twelfth day, Epiphany - twelve days after Christmas; celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus
Twelfth night - eve of Twelfth day; evening of January 5
Christmas, Christmastide, Christmastime, Noel, Yule, Yuletide - period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6
Gregorian calendar month - a month in the Gregorian calendar
mid-January - the middle part of January
Translations
Januarie
شَهْر كانون ثانيشهر واحدكانون الثانيينايريَنَايِر
януари
gener
leden
januar
januaro
jaanuar
ژانویه
tammikuu
ינואר
जनवरी
siječanjjȁnuār
január
januario
januari
janúar
一月
1월일월
ianuarius
sausis
Janvāris
ജനുവരി
gerarianuarie
január
januar
januarsečanjјануарсечањ
januari
januari
เดือนมกราคมมกราคม
ocakKanuni Sani
січень
جنوری
tháng mộttháng giêng

January

[ˈdʒænjʊərɪ]
A. Nenero m
see July for usage
B. CPD the January sales NPLlas rebajas de enero

January

[ˈdʒænjəri]
njanvier m
see also July
in January → en janvier
modif [figures, meeting] → de janvier
to have a January birthday → avoir son anniversaire en janvier January salesJanuary sales nplsoldes mpl de janvier

January

nJanuar m ? also September

January

[ˈdʒænjʊərɪ] ngennaio
for usage see July

January

(ˈdʒӕnjuəri) noun
the first month of the year, the month following December.

January

يَنَايِر leden januar Januar Ιανουάριος enero tammikuu janvier siječanj gennaio 一月 1월 januari januar styczeń janeiro январь januari เดือนมกราคม Ocak tháng Một 一月
References in classic literature ?
One night in January when it was bitter cold and snow lay deep on the streets of Winesburg Curtis Hartman paid his last visit to the room in the bell tower of the church.
The big storm of the winter began on my eleventh birthday, the twentieth of January.
On the first day of January, 1778, I went with a party of thirty men to the Blue Licks, on Licking River, to make salt for the different garrisons in the country.
was restored to her in Baden the 5th of January, 1839
The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.
She meant this for a stab at Miss Miranda's parsimony, remembering the four spare chambers, closed from January to December; but Rebecca thought it was intended as a suggestion.
But now I have no doubt of seeing him here about the second week in January.
Anne and me are to go the latter end of January to some relations who have been wanting us to visit them these several years
November, December, and half of January passed away.
Notwithstanding the doctor's prophecy, I am rapidly recovering strength; and though it be only the second week in January, I propose getting out on horseback in a day or two, and riding over to Wuthering Heights, to inform my landlord that I shall spend the next six months in London; and, if he likes, he may look out for another tenant to take the place after October.
Financial Statement | Third Week in January Place Visited, | Perform ances, Newark
When I undrew the curtains and looked out of bed, I saw him, in an equable temperature of respectability, unaffected by the east wind of January, and not even breathing frostily, standing my boots right and left in the first dancing position, and blowing specks of dust off my coat as he laid it down like a baby.