month


month
month [ mʌnθ ] noun count ***
1. ) one of the 12 periods that a year is divided into, such as January, February, etc: CALENDAR MONTH:
during the winter months
the month of March
Could we meet earlier in the month?
this/next/last month: A man was arrested last month in connection with the robbery.
I've already spent this month's salary.
the beginning/end of the month: They aim to finish by the end of the month.
a month/per month (=each month): I give my daughter $50 a month.
2. ) a period of about four weeks:
a three-month-old baby
Three months passed and we didn't hear a word from him.
I should try to finish my novel over the next few months.
for a month: My parents were here for a month last year.
a month from: I'll be leaving a month from today.
a month's worth: The doctor has given him a month's worth of pills.
the past/previous month: We've hardly seen each other over the past month.
in a month's time: They're getting married in a month's time.
3. ) months plural a long time:
It'll take months to finish the work on the house.
for/in months: We haven't been to the movies for months.
month after month
used for emphasizing that the same thing happens all the time:
Month after month we discuss the same boring issues.
a month at a time
for one whole month each time:
They plan the menus a month at a time.
month by month
used for emphasizing the progress that a situation is making:
We're gaining new customers month by month.
a month of Sundays INFORMAL OLD-FASHIONED
a very long time:
It would take us a month of Sundays to clean out the barn.
not/never in a month of Sundays INFORMAL OLD-FASHIONED
used for saying that something will never happen

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • month — W1S1 [mʌnθ] n [: Old English; Origin: monath] 1.) one of the 12 named periods of time that a year is divided into this/last/next month ▪ Phil is coming home for a visit next month. ▪ She ll be thirteen this month. ▪ I hope I ll have finished the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • month — [munth] n. [ME < OE monath, akin to Ger monat, ON manuthr < Gmc * menōth < IE * mēnōt, month, moon, var. of mēn: see MOON] 1. any of the main parts (usually twelve) into which the calendar year is divided: also calendar month 2. a) the… …   English World dictionary

  • Month — (m[u^]nth), n. [OE. month, moneth, AS. m[=o]n[eth], m[=o]na[eth]; akin to m[=o]na moon, and to D. maand month, G. monat, OHG. m[=a]n[=o]d, Icel. m[=a]nu[eth]r, m[=a]na[eth]r, Goth. m[=e]n[=o][thorn]s. [root]272. See {Moon}.] One of the twelve… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Month — in Hieroglyphen Ideogramm …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • month — (n.) O.E. monað, from P.Gmc. *menoth (Cf. O.S. manoth, O.Fris. monath, M.Du. manet, Du. maand, O.H.G. manod, Ger. Monat, O.N. manaðr, Goth. menoþs month ), related to *menon moon (see MOON ( …   Etymology dictionary

  • month — ► NOUN 1) each of the twelve named periods into which a year is divided. 2) a period of time between the same dates in successive calendar months. 3) a period of 28 days or four weeks. ● a month of Sundays Cf. ↑a month of Sundays ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • month — month; month·ly; …   English syllables

  • Month — (Montu), ägypt. Gott, der in Theben und in Hermonthis in Oberägypten als Stadtgott verehrt wurde. Er wird sperberköpfig, mit der Sonne und zwei langen Federn auf dem Haupte dargestellt und hält in der Hand das Sichelschwert. Wie die meisten… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Month — Month, ägypt. Kriegsgott, namentlich in der oberägypt. Stadt Hermonthis verehrt …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Month — For the Egyptian hawk god, see Monthu. A month is a unit of time, used with calendars, which was first used and invented in Mesopotamia, as a natural period related to the motion of the Moon; month and Moon are cognates. The traditional concept… …   Wikipedia


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