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february


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  February  \Feb"ru*a*ry\,  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  February 
  n  :  the  month  following  January  and  preceding  March  [syn:  {February}, 
  {Feb}] 




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