Meaning of “January” in the English Dictionary

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"January" in British English

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Januarynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈdʒæn.ju.ə.ri/ us /ˈdʒæn.ju.er.i/ written abbreviation Jan.

A1 the first month of the year, after December and before February:

Her father died in January.
His birthday is 25 January.
We're going skiing next January.

More examples

  • Her birthday is in January.
  • The sports centre always gets a lot of new members in January.
  • I'm hoping to go to Brazil in January.
  • We moved house in January.

(Definition of “January” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"January" in American English

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Januarynoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈdʒæn·juˌer·i/ abbreviation Jan.

the first month of the year, after December and before February

(Definition of “January” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)