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SEPT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Sept mean? 

SEPT (noun)
  The noun SEPT has 2 senses:

1. the month following August and preceding October
2. people descended from a common ancestor

  Familiarity information: SEPT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEPT (noun)


Sense 1Sept [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The month following August and preceding October

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

Sep; Sept; September

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

Gregorian calendar month (a month in the Gregorian calendar)

Meronyms (parts of "Sept"):

Michaelmas; Michaelmas Day; September 29 (honoring the archangel Michael; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland)

Labor Day (first Monday in September in the United States and Canada)

Citizenship Day; September 17 (celebrated in the United States)

American Indian Day (US: the 4th Friday in September)

mid-September (the middle part of September)

autumnal equinox; fall equinox; September equinox (September 22)

9-11; 9/11; Sep 11; Sept. 11; September 11 (the day in 2001 when Arab suicide bombers hijacked United States airliners and used them as bombs)

Holonyms ("Sept" 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)


Sense 2sept [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

People descended from a common ancestor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

phratry; family line; kinfolk; kinsfolk; sept; family; folk

Context example:

his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower

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

ancestry; blood; blood line; bloodline; descent; line; line of descent; lineage; origin; parentage; pedigree; stemma; stock (the descendants of one individual)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sept"):

people (members of a family line)

homefolk (the people of your home locality (especially your own family))

house (aristocratic family line)

dynasty (a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family)

gens; name (family based on male descent)


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