Definitions

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

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • Promoted to Headline (H3) on 6/24/09: Iran Divided & the 'October Surprise' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Iran Divided & the \'October Surprise\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Page 3 of Article: Article: Extensive evidence now exists that Begin\'s preference for a Reagan victory led Israelis to join in a covert operation with Republicans to contact Iranian leaders behind Carter\'s back and delay release of the 52 American hostages until after Reagan defeated Carter in November 1980.

    Iran Divided & the 'October Surprise'

  • Promoted to Headline (H3) on 6/24/09: Iran Divided & the 'October Surprise' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Iran Divided & the \'October Surprise\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Page 2 of Article: Article: Extensive evidence now exists that Begin\'s preference for a Reagan victory led Israelis to join in a covert operation with Republicans to contact Iranian leaders behind Carter\'s back and delay release of the 52 American hostages until after Reagan defeated Carter in November 1980.

    Iran Divided & the 'October Surprise'

  • Promoted to Headline (H3) on 6/24/09: Iran Divided & the 'October Surprise' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Iran Divided & the \'October Surprise\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Page 4 of Article: Article: Extensive evidence now exists that Begin\'s preference for a Reagan victory led Israelis to join in a covert operation with Republicans to contact Iranian leaders behind Carter\'s back and delay release of the 52 American hostages until after Reagan defeated Carter in November 1980.

    Iran Divided & the 'October Surprise'

  • Promoted to Headline (H3) on 6/24/09: Iran Divided & the 'October Surprise' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Iran Divided & the \'October Surprise\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Page 5 of Article: Article: Extensive evidence now exists that Begin\'s preference for a Reagan victory led Israelis to join in a covert operation with Republicans to contact Iranian leaders behind Carter\'s back and delay release of the 52 American hostages until after Reagan defeated Carter in November 1980.

    Iran Divided & the 'October Surprise'

  • Promoted to Headline (H3) on 6/24/09: Iran Divided & the 'October Surprise' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Iran Divided & the \'October Surprise\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: Extensive evidence now exists that Begin\'s preference for a Reagan victory led Israelis to join in a covert operation with Republicans to contact Iranian leaders behind Carter\'s back and delay release of the 52 American hostages until after Reagan defeated Carter in November 1980.

    Iran Divided & the 'October Surprise'

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Conservative websites claim Rove has been promising GOP insiders an \'October surprise\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' According to two conservative websites, White House political strategist Karl Rove has been promising GOP insiders that there will be an "October surprise" before the midterm elections.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Conservative websites claim Rove has been promising GOP insiders an 'October surprise'

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Foley \'October Surprise\' Claim Flops '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' George W. Bush\'s snide aside aside, the Republican "October Surprise" theory accusing Democrats of waiting until the final weeks of Campaign 2006 to spring the Mark Foley page-sex scandal appears to have collapsed. '

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Foley 'October Surprise' Claim Flops

  • (Sent 10.45 p.m. _10th October, 1899_) "10th _October_, No. 8.

    Three Years' War

  • (Sent 7.30 p.m. _10th October, 1899_) "10th _October_, No. 7.

    Three Years' War

  • Earlier Wednesday, GM reported its U.S. sales climbed 3.5% in October from a year earlier, thanks to continued strong demand for its larger vehicles.

    GM Sees Quarterly Earnings but Warns of Profit Pressure

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