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[WORDNET DICTIONARY]

Noun february has 1 senses

   february(n = noun.time) feb - the month following January and preceding March;
is a kind of gregorian calendar month
is a part of gregorian calendar, new style calendar
has parts: bissextile day, february 29, leap day, candlemas, candlemas day, feb 2, february 2, groundhog day, february 12, lincoln's birthday, february 14, saint valentine's day, st valentine's day, valentine's day, valentine day, february 22, washington's birthday, presidents' day, mid-february


[CIDE DICTIONARY]

february, n. [L. Februarius, orig., the month of expiation, because on the fifteenth of this month the great feast of expiation and purification was held, fr. februa, pl., the Roman festival or purification; akin to februare to purify, expiate.].

   The second month in the year, said to have been introduced into the Roman calendar by Numa. In common years this month contains twenty-eight days; in the bissextile, or leap year, it has twenty-nine days. [1913 Webster]


[OXFORD DICTIONARY]

february, n. (pl. -ies) the second month of the year.

Etymology:
ME f. OF feverier ult. f. L februarius f. februa a purification feast held in this month


[RELATED WORDS]

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