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  1. the sixth month of the year, containing 30 days. Abbreviation: Jun.
  2. a female given name.
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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
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  • He'll be the corn king all right by June 1st; don't make any mistake on that.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • In June the florist's shop is a poor place, sedulously to be shunned.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • The sound of a gong within the house floated through the still June air.


    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


  1. the sixth month of the year, consisting of 30 days
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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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