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month

 (mŭnth)
n.
1. A unit of time corresponding approximately to one cycle of the moon's phases, or about 30 days or 4 weeks.
2. One of the 12 divisions of a year as determined by a calendar, especially the Gregorian calendar. Also called calendar month.
3. A period extending from a date in one calendar month to the corresponding date in the following month.
4. A sidereal month.
5. A lunar month.
6. A solar month.
Idiom:
month of Sundays Informal
An indefinitely long period of time: It will take you a month of Sundays to chop all that wood.

[Middle English moneth, from Old English mōnath; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: The singular noun month, preceded by a number and a hyphen, is used as a compound adjective: a three-month vacation. The plural possessive form without a hyphen is also standard: a three months' vacation.

month

(mʌnθ)
n
1. (Astronomy) one of the twelve divisions (calendar months) of the calendar year
2. a period of time extending from one date to a corresponding date in the next calendar month
3. a period of four weeks or of 30 days
4. (Astronomy) the period of time (tropical month) taken by the moon to return to the same longitude after one complete revolution around the earth; 27.321 58 days (approximately 27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes, 4.5 seconds)
5. (Astronomy) the period of time (sidereal month) taken by the moon to make one complete revolution around the earth, measured between two successive conjunctions with a distant star; 27.321 66 days (approximately 27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes, 11 seconds)
6. (Astronomy) Also called: lunation the period of time (lunar or synodic month) taken by the moon to make one complete revolution around the earth, measured between two successive new moons; 29.530 59 days (approximately 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, 3 seconds)
7. a month of Sundays informal a long unspecified period
[Old English mōnath; related to Old High German mānōd, Old Norse mānathr; compare Gothic mena moon]

month

(mʌnθ)

n.
1. any of the 12 parts, as January or May, into which the calendar year is divided.
2. the time from any day of one calendar month to the corresponding day of the next.
3. a period of four weeks or 30 days.
4.
a. Also called solar month. one-twelfth of a solar year.
b. Also called lunar month. the period of a complete revolution of the moon around the earth, as between successive new moons (synodic month), or between successive conjunctions with a star (sidereal month).
5. months, an indefinitely long period of time: I haven't seen him for months.
Idioms:
a month of Sundays, an indeterminately great length of time.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English mōnath; c. Old Frisian mōnath, Old High German mānōd, (German Monat), Old Norse mānathr, Gothic mēnōths. See moon]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.month - one of the twelve divisions of the calendar yearmonth - one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year; "he paid the bill last month"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
calendar week, week - a period of seven consecutive days starting on Sunday
date - the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred; "he tried to memorizes all the dates for his history class"
Revolutionary calendar month - a month in the Revolutionary calendar
Gregorian calendar month - a month in the Gregorian calendar
Jewish calendar month - a month in the Jewish calendar
Islamic calendar month - any lunar month in the Muslim calendar
Hindu calendar month - any lunisolar month in the Hindu calendar
2.month - a time unit of approximately 30 days; "he was given a month to pay the bill"
time unit, unit of time - a unit for measuring time periods
year - the period of time that it takes for a planet (as, e.g., Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun; "a Martian year takes 687 of our days"
new moon, new phase of the moon - the time at which the Moon appears as a narrow waxing crescent
half-moon - the time at which the Moon is at first or last quarter when half its face is illuminated
full, full moon, full phase of the moon, full-of-the-moon - the time when the Moon is fully illuminated; "the moon is at the full"
lunar month, lunation, synodic month, moon - the period between successive new moons (29.531 days)
anomalistic month - period between successive perigees; approximately 27.5546 days
sidereal month - period between successive conjunctions with a star, 27.322 days
solar month - one-twelfth of a solar or tropical year

month

noun four weeks, thirty days, moon She was here for a month.
Related words
adjective mensal
Translations
شَهْرشَهْرٌ
месецмесеци
měsíc
måned
kuu
kuukausi
mjesec
hónap
bulan
annan hvornmánuðurmánuîur
mensis
mėnuošimtą metųkartą per mėnesįmėnesinis
mēnesis
lună
mesiac
mesec
månad
เดือน
tháng

month

[mʌnθ] Nmes m
in the month of Mayen el mes de mayo
a deposit of two months' rentun depósito equivalente a dos meses de alquiler
a month's unlimited rail traveluso ilimitado del tren por el periodo de un mes
an eight-month-old babyun bebé de ocho meses
three times a monthtres veces al mes
30 dollars a month30 dólares al mes, 30 dólares mensuales
at the beginning of the montha principios de mes
I get paid by the monthme pagan mensualmente
what or which day of the month is it?¿a cuántos estamos?
at the end of the montha fin or finales de mes
every monthtodos los meses
she was here for a monthestuvo aquí un mes
it went on for monthsduró meses y meses
I was able to walk for the first time in monthspor primera vez después de meses pude andar
I'm off to Mexico in a month's time or in a monthme voy a México dentro de un mes
last monthel mes pasado
a month lateral mes, un mes más tarde
next monthel mes que viene
six months pregnantembarazada de seis meses
in recent monthsen los últimos meses
this montheste mes
it's that time of the monthtiene/tengo la regla
not or never in a month of Sundaysni de casualidad
see also calendar B
see also lunar B

month

[ˈmʌnθ] nmois m
every month → tous les mois
300 dollars a month → 300 dollars par mois
this month → ce mois-ci
next month → le mois prochain
last month → le mois dernier
at the end of the month → à la fin du mois
a month's unlimited train travel → un mois de voyages illimités en train

month

nMonat m; in the month of Octoberim Oktober; six monthsein halbes Jahr, sechs Monate; in or for monthsseit Langem; it went on for monthses hat sich monatelang hingezogen; in the early months of the warin den ersten Kriegsmonaten; one month’s salaryein Monatsgehalt; paid by the monthmonatlich bezahlt

month

[mʌnθ] nmese m
in the month of May → nel mese di maggio, in maggio
300 dollars a month → 300 dollari al mese
paid by the month → pagato/a mensilmente
which day of the month is it? → quanti ne abbiamo (oggi)?
every month (happen) → tutti i mesi (pay) → mensilmente, ogni mese

month

(manθ) noun
one of the twelve divisions of the year (January, February etc), varying in length between 28 and 31 days.
ˈmonthly adjective
happening, being published etc once a month. a monthly magazine.
adverb
once a month. The magazine is published monthly.
a month of Sundays
an extremely long time.

month

شَهْرٌ měsíc måned Monat μήνας mes kuukausi mois mjesec mese maand måned miesiąc mês месяц månad เดือน ay tháng

month

n. mes.

month

n mes m
References in classic literature ?
For a month George Willard had been going each morning to spend an hour in the doctor's office.
I want them to come over and help me cut my oats and wheat next month.
The thief is leaning against the foot of the sugar sapling, that you can see over them bushes; his right leg is in a line with the bark of the tree, and," tapping his rifle, "I can take him from where I stand, between the angle and the knee, with a single shot, putting an end to his tramping through the woods, for at least a month to come.
On the twenty-fifth of this month a reinforcement of forty-five men arrived from North-Carolina, and about the twentieth of August following, Col.
Those cheeks would not be so rosy after a month or two.
Had it been otherwise -- had an active politician been put into this influential post, to assume the easy task of making head against a Whig Collector, whose infirmities withheld him from the personal administration of his office -- hardly a man of the old corps would have drawn the breath of official life within a month after the exterminating angel had come up the Custom-House steps.
This chart divides the ocean into districts of five degrees of latitude by five degrees of longitude; perpendicularly through each of which districts are twelve columns for the twelve months; and horizontally through each of which districts are three lines; one to show the number of days that have been spent in each month in every district, and the two others to show the number of days in which whales, sperm or right, have been seen.
If the White Whale be raised, it must be in a month and a day, when the sun stands in some one of these signs.
For three years and a half of my life I had had all the liberty I could wish for; but now, week after week, month after month, and no doubt year after year, I must stand up in a stable night and day except when I am wanted, and then I must be just as steady and quiet as any old horse who has worked twenty years.
One of them had been stolen long ago, and not a month passed that some one did not try to steal another.
He expired at his own house, on the fourth of the present month.
The condition with which alone we have here to concern ourselves was one which provided that each of the two lovers, hereafter to be called the husband of the one part and the wife of the other part, solemnly bound themselves to spend one calendar month of each year out of each other's society, with full and free liberty to spend it wheresoever, with whomsoever, and howsoever they pleased; and that this condition was rigidly to be maintained, whatever immediate effort it might cost, as the parties thereto believed that so would their love the more likely maintain an enduring tenderness and an unwearied freshness.