May


May
/may/, n.
1. the fifth month of the year, containing 31 days.
2. the early part of one's life, esp. the prime: a young woman in her May.
3. the festivities of May Day.
4. (l.c.) Brit. the hawthorn.
5. a female given name.
v.i.
6. (l.c.) to gather flowers in the spring: when we were maying.
[bef. 1050; ME, OE Maius < L, short for Maius mensis Maia's month]
/may/, n.
Cape, a cape at the SE tip of New Jersey, on Delaware Bay.

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(as used in expressions)
Alcott Louisa May
Fifth of May
May beetle
Lessing Doris May
Doris May Tayler
Gloria May Josephine Svensson

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month
 fifth month of the Gregorian calendar. It was named after Maia, a Roman fertility goddess.

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