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one of the 12 named periods of time that a year is divided into
Phil is coming home for a visit next month.
She'll be thirteen this month.
I hope I'll have finished the work by
the end of the month
She earns about £350
We update the schedule at least once a month.
the month of May/June etc
It snowed heavily during the month of January.
a period of about four weeks
She has an eight-month-old daughter.
He'll be away for two months.
The symptoms she suffered varied
from month to month
every few weeks she had different medical problems
a long time, especially several months
Redecorating the kitchen took months.
I haven't seen him for months.
month after month
used to emphasize that something happens regularly or continuously for a period of time
I felt I was doing the same old thing week after week, month after month.
month by month
used when you are talking about a situation that develops slowly and steadily over a period of time
Unemployment figures are rising month by month.
never/not in a month of Sundays
especially British English
used to emphasize that something will definitely never happen
You won't find someone to do that job in a month of Sundays.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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