October


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Oc·to·ber

 (ŏk-tō′bər)
n.
1. The tenth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. See Table at calendar.
2. Chiefly British Ale brewed in October.

[Middle English Octobre, from Old French Octobre and Old English October, both from Latin Octōber, eighth month, from octō, eight; see oktō(u) in Indo-European roots.]

October

(ɒkˈtəʊbə)
n
the tenth month of the year, consisting of 31 days
[Old English, from Latin, from octo eight, since it was the eighth month in Roman reckoning]

Oc•to•ber

(ɒkˈtoʊ bər)

n.
the tenth month of the year, containing 31 days. Abbr.: Oct.
[before 1050; Middle English, Old English < Latin Octōber the eighth month of the early Roman year]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.october - the month following September and preceding NovemberOctober - the month following September and preceding November
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
Columbus Day, Discovery Day, October 12 - a legal holiday commemorating the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus
October 24, United Nations Day - a day for celebrating the founding of the United Nations
Gregorian calendar month - a month in the Gregorian calendar
mid-October - the middle part of October
Translations
Oktober
أُكْتَوبَرشَهْر أوكتوبر: تِشرين أوَّل
октомври
octubre
říjen
oktober
oktobro
oktoober
lokakuu
अक्तूबर
listopad
október
oktober
október
十月
10월시월
october
spalis
oktobris
octombrie
október
oktoberoktóber
октобар
oktober
เดือนตุลาคม
ekimTeşrini Evvel
жовтень
tháng Mười

October

[ɒkˈtəʊbəʳ] Noctubre m
see July for usage

October

[ɒkˈtəʊbər]
noctobre m
in October → en octobre
see also July
modif [birthday, wedding] → en octobre

October

nOktober m; the October Revolutiondie Oktoberrevolution ? also September

October

[ɒkˈtəʊbəʳ] nottobre m
for usage see July

October

(okˈtəubə) noun
the tenth month of the year, the month following September.

october

أُكْتَوبَر říjen oktober Oktober Οκτώβριος octubre lokakuu octobre listopad ottobre 十月 10월 oktober oktober październik outubro октябрь oktober เดือนตุลาคม Ekim tháng Mười 十月
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These dates were inscribed in an itinerary divided into columns, indicating the month, the day of the month, and the day for the stipulated and actual arrivals at each principal point Paris, Brindisi, Suez, Bombay, Calcutta, Singapore, Hong Kong, Yokohama, San Francisco, New York, and London--from the 2nd of October to the 21st of December; and giving a space for setting down the gain made or the loss suffered on arrival at each locality.
The schooner was also finished, and launched, with the accustomed ceremony, on the second of October, and took her station below the fort.
The skies they were ashen and sober; The leaves they were crisped and sere -- The leaves they were withering and sere; It was night in the lonesome October Of my most immemorial year: It was hard by the dim lake of Auber, In the misty mid region of Weir: -- It was down by the dank tarn of Auber, In the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir.
TELEGRAM, OCTOBER 24TH RUFUS SMITH, LLOYD'S, LONDON, TO LORD GODALMING, CARE OF
wrote the Emperor on the second of October in a letter that reached Kutuzov after the battle at Tarutino) Since September 2 Moscow has been in the hands of the enemy.
On the 8th of October President Barbicane published a manifesto full of enthusiasm, in which he made an appeal to "all persons of good will upon the face of the earth.
On the twenty-sixth of October I received a communication from Doctor Jerome, of Edinburgh, and from Mr.
There was not in all that vanished October one day that did not come in with auroral splendour and go out attended by a fair galaxy of evening stars--not a day when there were not golden lights in the wide pastures and purple hazes in the ripened distances.
from February to October, 1820), underwent fifteen changes in its government -- each governor, according to the constitution, being elected for three years -- it would be very unreasonable to ask for pretexts.
You had better do this some time prior to October 1st.
The Age of Innocence first appeared in four large installments in The Pictorial Review, from July to October 1920.
But towards the middle of October the resolution began to dwindle perceptibly, and showed dangerous symptoms of exhaustion.