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Definition of "month" []

  • A unit of time corresponding approximately to one cycle of the moon's phases, or about 30 days or 4 weeks. (noun)
  • One of the 12 divisions of a year as determined by a calendar, especially the Gregorian calendar. Also called calendar month. (noun)
  • A period extending from a date in one calendar month to the corresponding date in the following month. (noun)
  • A sidereal month. (noun)
  • A lunar month. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "month" in a sentence
  • "• British dead and wounded in Afghanistan, month by month• Get the Afghan civilian casualties data"
  • "I sent an email to the library, explaining that I had had some books for about 5 months now - the first month, 3 renewals and now it was a month+ over-due March, 20, actually - but could I please keep them until June?"
  • "That doesn't count all the permanent population on Council Tax assistance (the junior printer at my last job, who lived in a council flat (rent: £10 a month) with his girlfriend and baby paid only £20 a month*), and other benefits."