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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feb-roo-er-ee, feb-yoo‐]
    • /ˈfɛb ruˌɛr i, ˈfɛb yu‐/
    • /ˈfebruəri/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feb-roo-er-ee, feb-yoo‐]
    • /ˈfɛb ruˌɛr i, ˈfɛb yu‐/

Definitions of february word

  • noun plural february the second month of the year, ordinarily containing 28 days, but containing 29 days in leap years. Abbreviation: Feb. 1
  • variable noun february February is the second month of the year in the Western calendar. 0
  • noun february the second month of the year, consisting of 28 or (in a leap year) 29 days 0
  • noun february the second month of the year, having 28 days in regular years and 29 days in leap years 0
  • noun february Misspelling of February. 0

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Origin of february

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English; Old English Februarius < Latin Februārius (mēnsis) expiatory (month), derivative of februa (plural) expiatory offerings; see -ary

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Parts of speech for February


february popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

february usage trend in Literature

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