Meaning of “month” in the English Dictionary

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"month" in British English

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monthnoun [ C ]

uk /mʌnθ/ us /mʌnθ/

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).
Students have two months' vacation during the summer.

More examples

  • Her sculptures will be on show at the museum until the end of the month.
  • We spent a month touring round Kenya.
  • There's still a whole month till my birthday.
  • Sophie took her first steps when she was eleven months old.
  • We enjoy being able to eat outside during the summer months.

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

"month" in American English

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monthnoun [ C ]

us /mʌnθ/

a period of about four weeks, esp. one of the twelve periods into which a year is divided:

I’ll be away for the whole month of June.
The puppy is two months old.

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