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June

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noun
  1. the sixth month of the year, containing 30 days. Abbreviation: Jun.
  2. 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
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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

June

noun
  1. 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

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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