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month /mʌnθ/ noun [countable]


ماه شمسی ، ماه قمری ، برج
month S1 W1 /mʌnθ/ noun [countable]
[Language: Old English; Origin: monath]

1. one of the 12 named periods of time that a year is divided into
this/last/next month
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 a month (=each month).
We update the schedule at least once a month.
the month of May/June etc
It snowed heavily during the month of January.

2. 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 month-long transport strike

3. months a long time, especially several months:
Redecorating the kitchen took months.
for/in months
I haven’t seen him for months.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. never/not in a month of Sundays especially British English spoken used to emphasize that something will definitely never happen:
You won’t find anyone to do that job in a month of Sundays.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

month
noun
ADJ. last, past The past few months have been hectic.
preceding, previous, recent | current | coming, following, next, future Winning stories will be published in the magazine in future months.
consecutive, successive | alternate | intervening To occupy the intervening months she took a temporary job.
early, later the early months of 2003
cold, dry, hot, wet | autumn, spring, summer, winter hot summer months
lunar | calendar | record This has been a record month for sales.
VERB + MONTH spend He spent about a month decorating the house.
take It took months to find another job.
MONTH + VERB elapse, go by, pass
PREP. by the ~ paid by the month
during/in a/the ~ of The festival is always held in the month of May.
for a ~ It hasn't rained for months.
in a ~ We're getting married in a month/in a month's time.
over/under a ~ I've been working on the illustration for over a month.
per ~ What does the salary work out as per month?
~ of The months of July and August are the hottest.
PHRASES a time of the month Our money's usually running low by this time of the month.
NOTE
months
the month of ~
   The bus service will be offered free of charge to residents for the month of August.
last, next, that, this ~
the/this coming ~
the following/previous ~

   She'll be 40 this coming September.
~ (of) last/next/that/this year
~ (of) the/this coming year
~ (of) the following/previous/same year

   The construction work began in May of last year.
early, late, mid-~
   The strike began in late March.
the beginning, end, middle of ~
   I'm going on holiday at the end of April.
first/latter/second half of ~
   The first half of January was marked by intense diplomatic activity.
the period ~
   Throughout the period November to February flocks of 500 or more are regularly present.
the months/weeks/year to ~
   In the year to June, sales were up 12% on a year ago.
spend ~
   He spent August abroad.
~ arrive, come (written)
   November came with especially nasty fog.
~ pass (into ~) (written)
   January passed into February with the crime still a mystery.
a ~ day/morning/night, etc.
   a misty December morning
~ ('s) edition/issue
   His article will appear in May's issue of the magazine.
~ sales
   I picked up lots of bargains in the January sales.
~ coup, demonstration, election, meeting, referendum, revolution, riot, summit, etc.
   The party is to boycott the June elections.
about, around ~
   We will write to you again around August.
after, before ~
   We expect to take delivery some time after June.
between ~ and ~
   The hotel is closed between October and April.
by ~
   The refurbishment should be completed by December.
come ~
   It's back to school for him come September (= when September comes).
during ~
   The museum attracted 2 000 visitors during March.
for ~
   The congress is planned for February 2003.
from ~
   The exhibition is open from March to November.
in ~
   We're getting married in April.
since ~
   She has played only four games since November.
throughout ~
   The freezing weather continued throughout January.
(up) to, until ~
   The show runs until the end of October.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

month

last month
The new restaurant opened last month.
the past month
They had come to know and like each other in the past month.
the previous/preceding month (=the month before)
Sales were lower than in the previous month.
next month
The movie will be released next month.
the coming months (=the next few months)
Further work is planned for the coming months.
the following month (=the next month)
By the following month he had raised over £400.
the summer/autumn/winter/spring months
It's very cold here during the winter months.
a calendar month (=one of the 12 months of the year)
We get paid on the last day of the calendar month.
in recent months
He had started to drink heavily in recent months.
the beginning/end/middle of the month
You’ll receive your wages at the end of the month.
the time of the month
This is the busiest time of the month.
the months of the year
We're learning the months of the year in German.
a month passes/goes by
Seven months went by before he returned.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

month
noun
Using numbers
Day, month, minute, mile, kilo etc are always SINGULAR when used (with a number) immediately before a noun: ‘a six-minute wait’, ‘a ten-second silence’, ‘a five-mile race’.
My travel agent had arranged a 6-day coach tour.
The company provides a three-month training course.
Compare: ‘We waited for thirty minutes: ‘We had a thirty-minute wait.’
When you say 100, 1000 etc , or write these numbers in words, use a hundred, a thousand (WITH a ):
The palace was build a thousand years ago.
Compare: ‘The palace was built 1000 years ago.’
For emphasis or to be exact, it is possible to use one instead of a :
I am one hundred percent against the idea.
After a/one/five/twelve etc , the words hundred, thousand, etc are always SINGULAR and are NOT followed by of :
Five hundred children are born in the city every day.
More than three thousand people were there.
Similarly, of is NOT used after 100, 250, 3000 etc:
If you kill 200 whales a year, they will soon disappear.
Hundreds (of), thousands (of) etc are used only when you give a general idea of how many or how much: ‘There were hundreds of stars in the sky.’ ‘They’ve spent thousands (of pounds) on improvements to the house.’
Use and between hundred and the next number. (In American English, and is often omitted, especially in formal styles.)
BrE The club has about a hundred and thirty members.
AmE The club has about a hundred (and) thirty members.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors


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