October Definition

ŏk-tōbər
noun
The tenth month of the year, having 31 days.
Webster's New World
Ale brewed in October.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • oct
  • hunting season
  • indian-summer
  • ""October's bright blue weather
  • fall month
  • harvest month
  • autumn month
  • football season
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pronoun

The tenth month of the Gregorian calendar, following September and preceding November. Abbreviation: Oct.

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Other Word Forms of October

Noun

Singular:
October
Plural:
octobers

Origin of October

  • 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

  • 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

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