HyperDic: january

English > 1 sense of the word January:
NOUNtimeJanuary, Janthe first month of the year
January > pronunciation
Soundsjhae'nyuweh.riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > January: 1 sense > noun 1, time
MeaningThe first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice.
SynonymJan
Part ofGregorian calendar, New Style calendarThe 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
PartsChristmas, Christmastide, Christmastime, Yule, Yuletide, NoelPeriod extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6
Epiphany, Epiphany of Our Lord, Twelfth day, Three Kings' Day, January 6Twelve days after Christmas
Inauguration Day, January 20The day designated for inauguration of the United States President
Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday, Martin Luther King Dayobserved on the Monday closest to January 15
New Year's Day, New Year's, January 1The first day of the year
Saint Agnes's Eve, January 20A Christian holy day
Solemnity of Mary, January 1(Roman Catholic Church) a holy day of obligation
TetThe New Year in Vietnam
Twelfth nighteve of Twelfth day
mid-JanuaryThe middle part of January
BroaderGregorian calendar monthA month in the Gregorian calendar
Spanishenero, Jan
Catalangener, Jan

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