What is month?

  • (noun): A time unit of 30 days.
    Example: "He was given a month to pay the bill"
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A month is a unit of time, used with calendars, which was first used and invented in Mesopotamia, as a natural period related to the motion of the Moon; month and Moon are cognates. The traditional concept arose with the cycle of moon phases; such months (lunations) are synodic months and last approximately 29.53 days. From excavated tally sticks, researchers have deduced that people counted days in relation to the Moon's phases as early as the Paleolithic age. Synodic months, based on the Moon's orbital period, are still the basis of many calendars today, and are used to divide the year.

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More definitions of "month":

  • (noun): One of the twelve divisions of the calendar year.
    Example: "He paid the bill last month"
    Synonyms: calendar month

Famous quotes containing the word month:

    After a month or so I get used to the book’s final stage, to its having been weaned from my brain. I now regard it with a kind of amused tenderness as a man regards not his son, but the young wife of his son.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    One non-revolutionary weekend is infinitely more bloody than a month of permanent revolution.
    Graffiti, School of Oriental Languages, London (1968)

    It is ill to marry in the month of May.
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)