noun (plural Januaries)
The first month of the year, in the northern hemisphere usually considered the second month of winter: Sophie was two in January [as modifier]: the January sales
More example sentences
- Of note is the rise in mean minimum temperatures for January, the coolest month of the year.
- I worked in Lancashire for a few years, and in my first January there it rained every day.
- In January, heavy seas swept a family of five off an exposed coastal road to their deaths.
Old English, from Latin Januarius (mensis) '(month) of Janus' (see Janus), the Roman god who presided over doors and beginnings.
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