noun, plural Feb·ru·ar·ies.
Origin of February
Examples from the Web for february
In February, Slovakia will have a referendum on whether marriage should be defined as a union between a man and a woman.
And back in February, he lost a close pal in Philip Seymour Hoffman.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange|Marlow Stern|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Political tensions are underlying every move in Nigeria, where, in February, the next presidential candidates will be nominated.
Instead, it would set the stage for a massive showdown in February, when Republicans would control both the House and the Senate.Bachmann and Pelosi vs. Boehner and Obama Over Spending Bill|Ben Jacobs|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was released in February 2014 without meeting death, but I watched him pass often enough.
Do you know whether or not those officers made a report about what they knew about the killing of Oswald prior to February 18?Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Sir George Prevost met the parliament on the 21st of February, 1812.
On the 16th of February 1897 he had celebrated his golden wedding; on the 21st of December of the same year the princess died.
The Emperor then halted, and spent the night of the 22d of February in a charcoal burner's cottage at Chatres.Military Career of Napoleon the Great|Montgomery B. Gibbs
In February secret agents from congress were in Montreal to see if an aggressive policy could be safely pursued.Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)|William Henry Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for february
noun plural -aries
Word Origin for February
Word Origin and History for february
late 14c., from Latin februarius mensis "month of purification," from februa "purifications, expiatory rites" (plural of februum), of unknown origin, said to be a Sabine word. The last month of the ancient (pre-450 B.C.E.) Roman calendar, so named in reference to the Roman feast of purification, held on the ides of the month. In Britain, replaced Old English solmonað "mud month." English first (c.1200) borrowed it from Old French Feverier, which yielded feoverel before a respelling to conform to Latin.