February meaning

fĕbro͝o-ĕrē, fĕbyo͝o-
The second month of the year, having 28 days in regular years and 29 days in leap years.
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The second month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
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February means the second month of the year.

An example of February is the month that comes after January.

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The second month of the Gregorian calendar, following January and preceding March.
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A nonexistent date of the Gregorian calendar, especially in context of having scheduled events that will never occur.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
february
Plural:
februaries, februarys

Origin of february

  • Middle English Februarie from Latin Februārius (mēnsis) (month) of purification from februa expiatory offerings possibly of Sabine origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Re-Latinized from Middle English feoverel, from Old French feverier, from Latin februārius, of the month of purification, from februa, the Roman festival of purification, plural of februum; perhaps from Latin febris (“fever”), from Proto-Indo-European base *dhegh-, to burn.

    From Wiktionary