An example of a month is January.
- The period (synodic month) marked by two successive lunar conjunctions with the sun, equal on the average to 29.53 days.
- The sidereal month.
- An indefinitely long period of time:It will take you a month of Sundays to chop all that wood.
- every month or for many successive months
- each month
- every month
- a long time
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of month
- Middle English moneth from Old English mōnath mē-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English month, moneth, from Old English mōnað (“month"), from Proto-Germanic *mÄ“nōþs (“month"), from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁nÌ¥s (“moon, month"), probably from Proto-Indo-European *mê- (“to measure"), referring to the moon's phases as the measure of time, equivalent to moon +"Ž -th. Cognate with Scots moneth (“month"); North Frisian muunt (“month"); Saterland Frisian Mound (“month"), Dutch maand (“month"); German Low German Maand, Monat (“month"); German Monat (“month"); Danish mÃ¥ned (“month"); Swedish mÃ¥nad (“month"); Icelandic mánuði (“month"); Latin mÄ“nsis (“month"); Ancient Greek μήν (mḗn); Armenian Õ¡Õ´Õ«Õ½ (amis); Old Irish mí; Old Church Slavonic мѣсѧць (mÄ›sÄ™cÄ). See also moon.