Definitions

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

  • noun plural The 15th day of March, May, July, or October or the 13th day of the other months in the ancient Roman calendar.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In the ancient Roman calendar, the eighth day after the nones —that is, the 13th of January, February, April, June, August, September, November, and December, and the 15th of March, May, July, and October.

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

  • noun plural (Anc. Rom. Calendar) The fifteenth day of March, May, July, and October, and the thirteenth day of the other months.

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

  • noun Plural form of ide.
  • noun In the Roman calendar the fifteenth day of March, May, July, October, and the thirteenth day of the other months. Eight days after the nones.

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

  • noun in the Roman calendar: the 15th of March or May or July or October or the 13th of any other month

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin Īdūs.]

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from ide a fish

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from Latin idus, possibly from Latin iduare to divide

Examples

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  • We all suffer from NIH (Not Invented Here) syndrome, our natural reaction to someone else's ides is "why it won't work" vs. "let's give it a try!"

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  • By the way, the ides is the 15th of March, May, July and October and the 13th of the other months, in case you were wondering, and the kalends is the first day of the month.

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  • By the way, the ides is the 15th of March, May, July and October and the 13th of the other months, in case you were wondering, and the kalends is the first day of the month.

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  • D'ye think I don't know when the Lord 'ides' is face behind the clouds playin 'peep-bo for a bit, and lets the devil' ave it all 'is own way?

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  • D'ye think I don't know when the Lord 'ides' is face behind the clouds playin 'peep-bo for a bit, and lets the devil' ave it all 'is own way?

    God's Good Man

  • D'ye think I don't know when the Lord 'ides' is face behind the clouds playin 'peep-bo for a bit, and lets the devil' ave it all 'is own way?

    God's Good Man

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