July
Pronunciation
  • enPR jə-līʹ, IPA: /d͡ʒəˈlaɪ/, /d͡ʒuːˈlaɪ/, /d͡ʒʊˈlaɪ/
Proper noun
  1. The seventh month of the Gregorian calendar, following June and preceding August. Abbreviation: Jul or Jul.
  2. (uncommon) A female given name.
    • 2004, Eric Arnesen, The Human Tradition in American Labor History, (ISBN 0842029877), page 73:
      By 1880, in his early to middle twenties, he had married a literate woman named July, who would be his first of three wives. Riley continued to live close to his parents, James and Frances, whose house was just three doors down and who still had four of their own children living with them in addition to a grandson.
    • 2003, William C. Davis, Look Away!: A History of the Confederate States of America (ISBN 0743234995), page 153:
      In Prairie County, Arkansas, in March 1863, a black woman named July, born free in Tennessee but under indenture to a white man until she turned twenty-one, was brought before a circuit court when she was just short of reaching her age of freedom.
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