October meaning

ŏk-tōbər
The tenth month of the Gregorian calendar, following September and preceding November. Abbreviation: Oct.
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October is the tenth month of the year.

An example of October is the month that Halloween happens in.

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The tenth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
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Ale brewed in October.
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The tenth month of the year, having 31 days.
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Ale brewed in October.
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Origin of october

  • Middle English Octobre from Old French Octobre Old English October both from Latin Octōber eighth month from octō eight oktō(u) in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English, from Old French octobre, from Latin octōber (“eighth month"), from Latin octō (“eight"), from Proto-Indo-European *oḱtṓw (“twice four"). October was the eighth month in the Roman calendar.

    From Wiktionary