April


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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 ?
The next day, April 1st, when the Nautilus ascended to the surface some minutes before noon, we sighted land to the west.
And now the April showers were dry-- The five short weeks were nearly spent-- Yet still he got the old reply,
This wall being described before, I purposely omit what was said in the journal; it is sufficient to observe, that I was no less time than from the 2nd of January to the 14th of April working, finishing, and perfecting this wall, though it was no more than about twenty-four yards in length, being a half-circle from one place in the rock to another place, about eight yards from it, the door of the cave being in the centre behind it.
At length the vessel hove in sight of the town of Zanzibar, upon the island of the same name, and, on the 15th of April, at 11 o'clock in the morning, she anchored in the port.
Chaucer tells us that it was when the first sunshiny days of April came that people began to think of such pilgrimages:--
Which reminds me of another phase of the weather that I can't bear, and that is April weather (so called because it always comes in May).
My other half being indulgent, and with some faint thought perhaps that it might be as well to look after the place, consented to live in it at any rate for a time; whereupon followed six specially blissful weeks from the end of April into June, during which I was here alone, supposed to be superintending the painting and papering, but as a matter of fact only going into the house when the workmen had gone out of it.
It was April and the young tree leaves were just coming out of their buds.
It was now early in April, and the family was expected home some time in May.
On the 10th of April, 1710, we arrived safe at Amsterdam, having lost only three men by sickness in the voyage, and a fourth, who fell from the foremast into the sea, not far from the coast of Guinea.
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.
About the beginning of April they encamped upon Godin's River, where they found the swamp full of "musk-rat houses.