from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The tenth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. See Table at calendar.
- n. Chiefly British Ale brewed in October.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The tenth month of the Gregorian calendar, following September and preceding November. Abbreviation: Oct
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The tenth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
- n. Ale or cider made in that month.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tenth month of the year. It was the eighth in the primitive Roman calendar. Abbreviated Oct.
- n. Ale or cider brewed in October; hence, good ale.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the month following September and preceding November
Middle English Octobre, from Old French and from Old English October, both from Latin Octōber, eighth month, from octō, eight; see oktō(u) in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old English, from Latin octōber ("eighth month"), from Latin octō ("eight"), from Proto-Indo-European *oḱtṓw (“twice four”). October was the eighth month in the Roman calendar. (Wiktionary)