bissextile month

bissextile month
a month with an extra day in a leap year

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  • bissextile year — noun a year with an extra day, a leap year See Also: bissextile, bissextile month …   Wiktionary

  • Bissextile — Bis*sex tile, n. [L. bissextilis annus, fr. bissextus (bis + sextus sixth, fr. sex six) the sixth of the calends of March, or twenty fourth day of February, which was reckoned twice every fourth year, by the intercalation of a day.] Leap year;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bissextile year — Year Year, n. [OE. yer, yeer, [yogh]er, AS. ge[ a]r; akin to OFries. i?r, g?r, D. jaar, OHG. j[=a]r, G. jahr, Icel. [=a]r, Dan. aar, Sw. [*a]r, Goth. j?r, Gr. ? a season of the year, springtime, a part of the day, an hour, ? a year, Zend y[=a]re… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • month — Synonyms and related words: abundant year, academic year, annum, bissextile year, calendar month, calendar year, century, common year, day, decade, decennary, decennium, defective year, fiscal year, fortnight, hour, leap year, lunar month, lunar… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bissextile — /baysekstayl/ The day which is added every fourth year (leap year) to the month of February, in order to make the year agree with the course of the sun …   Black's law dictionary

  • bissextile — /baysekstayl/ The day which is added every fourth year (leap year) to the month of February, in order to make the year agree with the course of the sun …   Black's law dictionary

  • bis|sex|tile — «bih SEHK stuhl, styl», adjective, noun. –adj. containing or designating the extra day of leap year. February is the bissextile month; February 29 is the bissextile day. –n. = leap year. (Cf. ↑leap year) ╂[< Late Latin bissextilis < Latin… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Julian calendar — The Julian calendar began in 45 BC (709 AUC) as a reform of the Roman calendar by Julius Caesar. It was chosen after consultation with the astronomer Sosigenes of Alexandria and was probably designed to approximate the tropical year (known at… …   Wikipedia

  • calendar — calendrical /keuh len dri keuhl/, calendric, calendarial /kal euhn dair ee euhl/, calendarian, calendaric, adj. /kal euhn deuhr/, n. 1. a table or register with the days of each month and week in a year: He marked the date on his calendar. 2. any …   Universalium

  • Leap year — A leap year (or intercalary year) is a year containing one or more extra days (or, in the case of lunisolar calendars, an extra month) in order to keep the calendar year synchronised with the astronomical or seasonal year. For example, in the… …   Wikipedia

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