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month

noun [C] uk   /mʌnθ/ us  
A1 a period of about four weeks, especially one of the twelve periods into which a year is divided: I'll be away for a month from mid-June to mid-July. February is the shortest month. a two-month-old puppy The project will be finished in the next few months (= quite soon). They haven't been in contact with me for months (= a long time). She has two months' holiday every year.
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in Korean 달, 개월…
in Arabic شَهْر…
in French mois…
in Turkish ay, yılın ayları…
in Italian mese…
in Chinese (Traditional) 月, 一個月的時間…
in Russian месяц…
in Polish miesiąc…
in Spanish mes…
in Portuguese mês…
in German der Monat…
in Catalan mes…
in Japanese (暦の)月, 一ヵ月…
in Chinese (Simplified) 月, 一个月的时间…
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