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noun [countable]     month pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    one of the 12 periods that a year is divided into, such as January, February etc

    the month of March

    Could we meet earlier in the month?

    during the winter months

    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 aim to finish by the end of the month.

    a month/per month (=each month):

    I give my daughter £50 a month.

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  2. 2
    a period of about four weeks

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

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

    a three-month-old baby

    for a month:

    My parents were here for a month last year.

    in a month’s time:

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

    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.

    a month from:

    I’ll be leaving a month from today.

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  3. 3


    [plural] a long time

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

    for/in months:

    We haven’t been to the cinema for months.

  4. 4
    astronomy a lunar month
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