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Topic: CHRONOLOGY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: Februarius, from Februa, Roman religious ceremony in February to make things pure

February

noun
     
Feb‧ru‧a‧ry [uncountable and countable] written abbreviation Feb.
TMC the second month of the year, between January and March
next/last February
Mum died last February.
in February
We can do it in February.
on February 6th
She was allowed home on February 6th.
on 6th February British English
Francis was born on 6th February 1928.
February 6 American English
I finally arrived February 6.
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