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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The seventh month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. See Table at calendar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The seventh month of the Gregorian calendar, following June and preceding August. Abbreviation: Jul or Jul.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The seventh month of the year, containing thirty-one days.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The seventh month of the year, consisting of thirty-one days, during which the sun enters the sign Leo.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the month following June and preceding August

Etymologies

Middle English Julie, from Old North French, from Latin Iūlius, after Iūlius Caesar, Julius Caesar.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English iulius, from Anglo-Norman julie, from Old French jule, from Latin iūlius (Gaius Julius Caesar's month), perhaps a contraction of *Iovilios, "descended from Jove", from Latin Iuppiter, from Proto-Indo-European *dyeu-pəter-, vocative case of godfather, from Proto-Indo-European *deiw-os, god, + *pəter, father (Wiktionary)

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