[ me-see-dawr ]

  1. (in the French Revolutionary calendar) the tenth month of the year, extending from June 19 to July 18.

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How to use Messidor in a sentence

  • The date is doubtless 27 Messidor (July 16), and the fte alluded to that of July 14.

    Napoleon's Letters to Josephine | Henry Foljambe Hall
  • Messidor brought its quota of wild roses in the hedgerows, just as archaic June had done.

    I Will Repay | Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • On the night of Messidor 9, Labussire abstracted the papers relating to the imprisoned actors and carried them off.

  • On the fifteenth came the first production in Germany of the French opera Messidor before a crowded audience at the opera house.

    An American Girl in Munich | Mabel W. Daniels

British Dictionary definitions for Messidor


/ French (mesidɔr) /

  1. the month of harvest: the tenth month of the French revolutionary calendar, extending from June 20 to July 19

Origin of Messidor

C19: from French, from Latin messis harvest + Greek dōron gift

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