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[joon] /dʒun/
the sixth month of the year, containing 30 days.
Abbreviation: Jun.
a female given name.
Origin of June
before 1050; Middle English jun(e), Old English iunius < Latin (mēnsis) Jūnius, after the name of a gens; replacing Middle English juyng < Old French juin(g) < Latin, as above Unabridged
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  • In June the florist's shop is a poor place, sedulously to be shunned.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • He'll be the corn king all right by June 1st; don't make any mistake on that.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • The sound of a gong within the house floated through the still June air.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • By the middle of June the wedding presents began to come in.

  • Pasted at the end is Coram's autograph letter, dated "June 10th, 1746."

British Dictionary definitions for June


the sixth month of the year, consisting of 30 days
Word Origin
Old English iunius, from Latin junius, probably from Junius name of Roman gens
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Word Origin and History for June

c.1100, from Latin Iunius (mensis), probably a variant of Iunonius, "sacred to Juno" (see Juno). Replaced Old English liðe se ærra "earlier mildness."

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