month
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /mʌnθ/, [mɐn̪θ], enPR: mŭnth
  • IPA: /mʌnθ/, [mʌn̪θ], enPR: mŭnth
Noun

month

  1. A period into which a year is divided, historically based on the phases of the moon.
    July is my favourite month.
  2. A period of 30 days, 31 days, or some alternation thereof.
    We went on holiday for two months.
  3. (obsolete, in the plural) A woman's period; menstrual discharge.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:
      , vol.I, New York, 2001, p.234:
      Sckenkius hath two other instances of two melancholy and mad women, so caused from the suppression of their months.
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