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noun [countable] American English pronunciation: month /mʌnθ/ 
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singularmonth
pluralmonths
  1. 1
    one of the 12 periods that a year is divided into, such as January, February, etc.

    during the winter months

    the month of March

    Could we meet earlier in the month?

    this/next/last month:

    A man was arrested last month in connection with the robbery.

    I've already spent this month's salary.

    the beginning/end of the month:

    They hope to finish by the end of the month.

    a month/per month (=each month):

    I give my daughter $50 a month.

  2. 2
    a period of about four weeks

    a three-month-old baby

    Three months passed and we didn't hear a word from him.

    I should try to finish my novel over the next few months.

    for a month:

    My parents were here for a month last year.

    a month from:

    I'll be leaving a month from today.

    a month's worth:

    The doctor has given him a month's worth of pills.

    the past/previous month:

    We've hardly seen each other over the past month.

    in a month's time:

    They're getting married in a month's time.

  3. 3

    months

    [plural] a long time

    It'll take months to finish the work on the house.

    for/in months:

    We haven't been to the movies for months.

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