July

[joo-lahy, juh-lahy]
noun, plural Julies.
the seventh month of the year, containing 31 days. Abbreviation: Jul.

Origin:
before 1050; Middle English julie < Anglo-French < Latin Jūlius (Caesar), after whom it was named; replacing Old English Julius < Latin; Middle English ju(i)l < Old French < Latin

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To july
Collins
World English Dictionary
July (dʒuːˈlaɪ, dʒə-, dʒʊ-)
 
n , pl -lies
the seventh month of the year, consisting of 31 days
 
[C13: from Anglo-French julie, from Latin Jūlius, after Gaius Julius Caesar, in whose honour it was named]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

July
c.1050, Iulius, from Anglo-Fr. julie, O.Fr. Jule, from L. Julius, renamed after his death and deification in honor of Gaius Julius Caesar, who was born in this month, which was formerly Quintilis "fifth," the fifth month of the Roman republican calendar, which began its year in March. Accented in first
syllable in Eng. until 18c. Replaced O.E. liða se æfterra "later mildness," from liðe "mild."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia

july

seventh month of the Gregorian calendar. It was named after Julius Caesar in 44 BCE. Its original name was Quintilis, Latin for the "fifth month," indicating its position in the early Roman calendar.

Learn more about July with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;