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 Dictionary entry overview: What does January mean? 

JANUARY (noun)
  The noun JANUARY has 1 sense:

1. the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice

  Familiarity information: JANUARY used as a noun is very rare.

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JANUARY (noun)

Sense 1January [BACK TO TOP]


The first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice

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Nouns denoting time and temporal relations


Jan; January

Hypernyms ("January" is a kind of...):

Gregorian calendar month (a month in the Gregorian calendar)

Meronyms (parts of "January"):

Inauguration Day; January 20 (the day designated for inauguration of the United States president)

Christmas; Christmastide; Christmastime; Noel; Yule; Yuletide (period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6)

Twelfth night (eve of Twelfth day; evening of January 5)

Epiphany; Epiphany of Our Lord; January 6; Three Kings' Day; Twelfth day (twelve days after Christmas; celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus)

January 1; Solemnity of Mary ((Roman Catholic Church) a holy day of obligation)

January 20; Saint Agnes's Eve (a Christian holy day)

Tet (the New Year in Vietnam; observed for three days after the first full moon after January 20th)

Martin Luther King Day; Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday (observed on the Monday closest to January 15)

January 1; New Year's; New Year's Day (the first day of the year)

mid-January (the middle part of January)

Holonyms ("January" is a part of...):

Gregorian calendar; New Style calendar (the solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752)

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