Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Happening every two months.
  • adjective Happening twice a month; semimonthly.
  • adverb Once every two months.
  • adverb Twice a month; semimonthly.
  • noun A bimonthly publication.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Occurring every two months.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Occurring, done, or coming, once in two months.
  • adverb Once in two months.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Occurring once every two months; bimestrial
  • adjective Twice every month; semimonthly.
  • adverb once every two months; bimestrially
  • adverb Twice every month; semimonthly.
  • noun Something (especially something published) that occurs or is done on a bimonthly basis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective occurring twice a month
  • adverb every two months
  • adjective occurring every two months
  • adverb twice a month
  • noun a periodical that is published twice a month or every two months (either 24 or 6 issues per year)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

bi- + month + -ly

Examples

  • The note asked — or no, instructed — him to meet the water truck that came bimonthly from the nearest town, Indio Muerto, which lay some 35 miles across the motionless plain.

    The Silence

  • The note asked — or no, instructed — him to meet the water truck that came bimonthly from the nearest town, Indio Muerto, which lay some 35 miles across the motionless plain.

    The Silence

  • The note asked — or no, instructed — him to meet the water truck that came bimonthly from the nearest town, Indio Muerto, which lay some 35 miles across the motionless plain.

    The Silence

  • "Girls Hunt Too!!!" and "We've Got Braggin 'Rights," the bimonthly is similar to "the grown-up magazines, but minus the grown-up language," says Kiihnl.

    Teens Launch HunTeen Magazine for Young Hunters and Anglers

  • The study participants were split up into two groups -- one group was given materials for patient education on taking the medications and were called bimonthly to check on medication adherence, while the other group was given the same materials in addition to information on the benefits of positive affirmations with regard to medication adherence.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • If so, I'd like to start with "bimonthly" (or biweekly, or biannually).

    Gabriel A. Feldman: Dwayne Bowe and the NFL's StarCaps Saga

  • Also, we remain concerned about the listing of capital costs for expenditures such as bimonthly roof replacements, a seemingly excessive amount of firefighting equipment, and a stealth missile system.

    So I woke up this morning and started thinking...

  • If so, I'd like to start with "bimonthly" (or biweekly, or biannually).

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Dredge has become our community organizer, holds tournaments on a bimonthly basis.

    Miracles, Inc.

  • ARL publishes first e-only bimonthly report, Resea ...

    The Library Show 2009

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  • Twice a month v. every two months.

    December 3, 2007