a period of four weeks or 30 days.
Also called so·lar month. one-twelfth of a solar or tropical year.
Also called lu·nar month . the period of a complete revolution of the moon around the earth, as the period between successive new moons (synodic month ), equal to 29.531 days, or the period between successive conjunctions with a star (sidereal month ), equal to 27.322 days, or the period between successive perigees (anomalistic month ), equal to 27.555 days, or the period between successive similar nodes (nodical month, or draconic month ), equal to 27.212 days.
an unusually long period of time of indefinite length: I haven't seen him for months.
Idioms about month
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How to use month in a sentence
In the sixth months that ended July 31, sales were $242 million, a 133% year-over-year increase.Snowflake’s buzzy IPO just got a little more buzzy | Verne Kopytoff | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
The service is planned to launch before year-end with a price of $10 per month or $80 per year.Everything announced at Apple’s ‘Time Flies’ event today | rhhackettfortune | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
The Premiere subscription is $30 per month, which includes 2 TB of iCloud storage, as well as the rest of the services.Apple just announced a new iPad, iPad Air, and Apple Watch Series 6 | Stan Horazek | September 15, 2020 | Popular-Science
With under two months until Oceanside’s police chief is set to retire, residents have raised concerns about the city’s hiring process for his replacement, and the city manager has paused the process to reconsider its approach.Oceanside Is Rethinking Its Police Chief Hiring Process Following Community Concerns | Kayla Jimenez | September 14, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Now the PPP funds have run out, and we’re well into month six of a lockdown that doesn’t show signs of ending anytime soon.How we can save small business from coronavirus-induced extinction | matthewheimer | September 10, 2020 | Fortune
A Charlie Hebdo reporter said that security provision had been relaxed in the last month or so and the police car disappeared.
The month of May will see an Irish referendum on the legalization of same-sex marriage.
As he tried to make his way through a crowd of mourners late last month, he looked preoccupied and even disoriented.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq | IranWire | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Daily Beast has followed some of the refugees who landed in Sicily a month ago.
And with regular clients that see him at least twice a month, relationships inevitably form.Career-Minded Women Turn to Male Escorts For No-Strings Fun and (Maybe) Sex | Aurora Snow | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
The Father had been in sore straits of mind, as month after month had passed without tidings of his "blessed child."Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
After an eight weeks' siege, a breach having been made, the city surrendered, and a month later the fort followed the example.
A little boy of two years and one month was once asked to give a lot of old toys to the children of the gardener.Children's Ways | James Sully
The first month I was here, when there were only five of us, it was quite another matter, but now the room is crowded every time.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
British Dictionary definitions for month
one of the twelve divisions (calendar months) of the calendar year
a period of time extending from one date to a corresponding date in the next calendar month
a period of four weeks or of 30 days
the period of time (tropical month) taken by the moon to return to the same longitude after one complete revolution around the earth; 27.321 58 days (approximately 27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes, 4.5 seconds)
the period of time (sidereal month) taken by the moon to make one complete revolution around the earth, measured between two successive conjunctions with a distant star; 27.321 66 days (approximately 27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes, 11 seconds)
Also called: lunation the period of time (lunar or synodic month) taken by the moon to make one complete revolution around the earth, measured between two successive new moons; 29.530 59 days (approximately 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, 3 seconds)
a month of Sundays informal a long unspecified period
- Related adjective: mensal
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Other Idioms and Phrases with month
In addition to the idiom beginning with month
- month of Sundays, a
- by the day (month)
- (for months) on end
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