from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. See Table at calendar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The fourth month of the Gregorian calendar, following March and preceding May. Abbreviation: Apr or Apr.
- proper n. A female given name for somebody born in April; used since early 20th century.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The fourth month of the year.
- n. Fig.: With reference to April being the month in which vegetation begins to put forth, the variableness of its weather, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fourth month of the year, containing thirty days.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the month following March and preceding May
Middle English, from Latin aprīlis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English apprile, re-Latinized from aueril, from Old French avrill, from Latin aprīlis ("of the month of the goddess Venus"), perhaps based on Etruscan Apru, from Ancient Greek Αφροδίτη (Afrodíte, "Venus"). (Wiktionary)