(Month) n. [OE. month, moneth, AS. monð, monað; akin to mona moon, and to D. maand month,
G. monat, OHG. manod, Icel. manuðr, manaðr, Goth. menoþs. &radic272. See Moon.] One of the
twelve portions into which the year is divided; the twelfth part of a year, corresponding nearly to the length
of a synodic revolution of the moon, whence the name. In popular use, a period of four weeks is
often called a month.
In the common law, a month is a lunar month, or twenty-eight days, unless otherwise expressed. Blackstone.
In the United States the rule of the common law is generally changed, and a month is declared to mean
a calendar month. Cooley's Blackstone.
A month mind. (a) A strong or abnormal desire. [Obs.] Shak. (b) A celebration made in remembrance
of a deceased person a month after death. Strype. Calendar months, the months as adjusted in
the common or Gregorian calendar; April, June, September, and November, containing 30 days, and the
rest 31, except February, which, in common years, has 28, and in leap years 29. Lunar month, the
period of one revolution of the moon, particularly a synodical revolution; but several kinds are distinguished,
as the synodical month, or period from one new moon to the next, in mean length 29 d. 12 h. 44 m.
2.87 s.; the nodical month, or time of revolution from one node to the same again, in length 27 d. 5 h.
5 m. 36 s.; the sidereal, or time of revolution from a star to the same again, equal to 27 d. 7 h. 43 m.
11.5 s.; the anomalistic, or time of revolution from perigee to perigee again, in length 27 d. 13 h. 18
m. 37.4 s.; and the tropical, or time of passing from any point of the ecliptic to the same again, equal
to 27 d. 7 h. 43 m. 4.7 s. Solar month, the time in which the sun passes through one sign of the
zodiac, in mean length 30 d. 10 h. 29 m. 4.1 s.
(Month"ling) n. That which is a month old, or which lives for a month. [R.] Wordsworth.
1. Continued a month, or a performed in a month; as, the monthly revolution of the moon.
2. Done, happening, payable, published, etc., once a month, or every month; as, a monthly visit; monthly
charges; a monthly installment; a monthly magazine.
Monthly nurse, a nurse who serves for a month or some short time, esp. one which attends women
(Month"ly), n.; pl. Monthlies A publication which appears regularly once a month.
1. Once a month; in every month; as, the moon changes monthly. Shak.
2. As if under the influence of the moon; in the manner of a lunatic. [Obs.] Middleton.
(Mon"ti*cle) n. [L. monticulus, dim. of mons, montis, mountain: cf. F. monticule. See Mount,
n.] A little mount; a hillock; a small elevation or prominence. [Written also monticule.]
(Mon*tic"u*late) a. Furnished with monticles or little elevations.
(Mon"ti*cule) n. See Monticle.
(Mon*tic"u*lous) a. Monticulate.
(Mon"ti*form) a. [L. mons, montis, mountain + -form.] Resembling a mountain in form.
(Mon*tig"e*nous) a. [L. montigena; mons, montis, mountain + the root of gignere to
beget.] Produced on a mountain.