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April \A"pril\, n. [L. Aprilis. OE. also Averil, F. Avril, fr. L. Aprilis.]

  1. The fourth month of the year.

  2. Fig.: With reference to April being the month in which vegetation begins to put forth, the variableness of its weather, etc.

    The April's her eyes; it is love's spring.

    April fool, one who is sportively imposed upon by others on the first day of April. [1913 Webster] ||

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, aueril, from Old French avril (11c.), from Latin (mensis) Aprilis "(month) of Venus," second month of the ancient Roman calendar, dedicated to the goddess Venus and perhaps based on Apru, an Etruscan borrowing of Greek Aphrodite. In English in Latin form from mid-12c. Replaced Old English Eastermonað, which was similarly named for a fertility goddess. Re-spelled in Middle English on Latin model (apprile first attested late 14c.).


n. 1 The fourth month of the Gregorian calendar, following March and preceding May. Abbreviation: '''Apr''' or '''Apr.''' 2 (given name female from=English); used since early 20th century.


April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, the fifth in the early Julian and one of four months with a length of 30 days. And it is the spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern hemisphere.

April is commonly associated with the season of spring in parts of the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in parts of the Southern Hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to October in the Northern Hemisphere and vice versa.

April (disambiguation)

April is a calendar month.

April may also refer to:

  • April (given name)
April (VAST album)

April is the fifth album by the band VAST.

VAST recorded two different versions of the album. The Online Version was recorded all in one take with little mastering, which was then released in 2006 as an online download on Crosby's independent label 2blossoms. This version is not considered to be the "finished" version, according to Jon Crosby. The Retail Version, released on October 16, 2007, is the fully mastered, completed version of the album, and features differing track lengths, a reordered track list, and the addition of the songs Dedicate (A Place For Me), Everything Passing By, Frog, Is It Me and Take Me With You.

The tracks "Be With Me" and "I Can't Say No (To You)" previously appeared on Nude and Turquoise & Crimson (Retail Version), however on this release they are performed in a more acoustic fashion.

April (1961 film)

April (, Aprili) is a short romance- drama film written and directed by Otar Iosseliani. The film was produced in 1961 in Iosseliani's early period while still in his native Georgia.

The film was screened out of competition at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.

April (1998 film)
Aprile redirects here, for the fictional character see Richie Aprile

April is a 1998 Italian semi-autobiographical film directed by Nanni Moretti. Moretti also played the central character, a filmmaker who has to deal with Italy's political situation, his own goals as an artist and becoming a father.

"He wants to make a musical comedy but he can't get started. So instead he talks about his life, his new baby, his desires and fears. Finally in the very last scene he begins."

Moretti's wife, son and mother appear as themselves.

April (Sun Kil Moon album)

April is the third studio album by American alternative folk band Sun Kil Moon, released in the US on April 1, 2008 through Caldo Verde Records, and on April 18, 2008 in Japan via P-Vine Records. The album was recorded at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco and Well Recording in Seattle during a seven-month stretch from spring to late summer in 2007. The album was produced and written by Mark Kozelek. Will Oldham, Ben Gibbard and Eric Pollard lend their backing vocals throughout the album. The album also comes with a bonus disc of 4 alternate recordings.

April is also available on vinyl through Caldo Verde Records, Vinyl Films, and Aural Exploits. A limited pressing of 1,000 copies on black vinyl were released on May 6, 2008 to retail and online outlets; 500 on white vinyl from May 20, 2008 exclusively at; and 400 on marble vinyl, exclusive to Aural Exploits, from June 3, 2008. The 4 bonus tracks (plus two previously unreleased live versions of "Lucky Man" and "Tonight in Bilbao") were released separately as a vinyl EP, titled Tonight the Sky, available exclusively on Caldo Verde Records' website in January 2009.

The songs "Moorestown" and "Unlit Hallway" first appeared on Mark Kozelek's 2006 live double album Little Drummer Boy Live. At the time of the album's release, the two songs were previously unreleased. The song "Lucky Man" refers to the Emerson, Lake & Palmer song of the same name from the band's 1970 debut self-titled album. "Heron Blue" is featured in the Gears of War 3 teaser trailer which premiered in April 2010.

April debuted in the Billboard Top 200 at #127. By its second week, the album slid but remained in the top 200 at #200. The album was released to positive reviews, with Slant Magazine asking the question: "How many other artists can boast as many near-masterpieces?"

APRIL (protein)

A proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL), also known as tumor necrosis factor ligand superfamily member 13 (TNFSF13), is a protein of the TNF superfamily recognized by the cell surface receptor TACI.

April (given name)

April is a female given name. Those bearing it include:

April (band)

April ( often stylized as APRIL) is a K-pop girl group formed by DSP Media in 2015. The group's name means "girl you can't help but love" because "A" represents the best and "Pril" means a lovable girl. They debuted on August 24, 2015, with the mini-album Dreaming and the title track "Dream Candy". The group is composed of five members (formerly six): Chaewon, Hyunjoo, Naeun, Yena and Jinsol. Somin officially departed from the group on November 9, 2015 due to her wish of continuing with her studies.

April (French association)

April is an association for the promotion of free software in the French-speaking world. Since its inception in 1996, April has maintained a close relationship with the Free Software Foundation, establishing a working group to undertake a French-language exposition of the GNU project's philosophy.

The group's name is an acronym standing for Association pour la Promotion et la Recherche en Informatique Libre (meaning Association for the Promotion and Study of Free Computing). Regarding the name, it is notable that the French term libre always means free-as-in-freedom and never free-as-in-beer.

Membership is open to both physical persons and institutions. Annual dues for individuals are 10 euro. Dues for institutional memberships are assessed on a sliding scale according to size, total sales, or budget as appropriate.

April (tapir)

April (April 27, 1983 - October 31, 2013) was a tapir living at the Belize Zoo in Belize from 1983 until her death in 2013. She was a Baird's Tapir, the national animal of Belize.

April was born on 27 April 1983. That date is now National Tapir Day in Belize, and World Tapir Day globally. April first came to the zoo in 1983 when she was very ill from a screwworm infestation. Sharon Matola, the keeper at the zoo, nursed her back to health. Every year, a birthday party is held to celebrate April's birthday. In 2008 the party was attended by Belize Minister of State, Elvin Penner. In 2012, April was given four birthday cakes made out of horse chow, honey, cucumbers and flowers. April died on 31 October 2013. She was 30 years old at the time of her death.

Usage examples of "april".

The Abenaki visitors arrived towards the end of April, and were received with all possible distinction.

Replying to James Warren on April 16, Adams could hardly control his anger.

Field in Philadelphia the previous April, Adams had been overcome by the thought that more than 2,000 American soldiers had already been buried there, nearly all victims of smallpox and camp diseases.

The latest information Abigail had received, at the end of June in a letter written the first week of April, was that Adams was waiting to sail on the Alliance.

On Monday, April 22, at the Huis ten Bosch Palace at The Hague, Adams was received by His Most Serene Highness the Prince of Orange, William V, and his wife Princess Wilhelmina in a ceremony of formal recognition.

ON THE EVENING OF APRIL 26, Jefferson rode out from Paris to deliver a letter that had just arrived from Elbridge Gerry informing Adams that he had been named minister to the Court of St.

On April 26, he and Adams having accomplished nothing in the way of diplomatic progress, and with no reason to expect a change in their prospects, Jefferson said his goodbyes and departed for Paris.

April 20, after a week on the road, Adams arrived at the bridge at Spuyten Duyvil Creek, at the northern tip of Manhattan Island.

But on April 22 in Philadelphia, before Genet arrived, Washington issued a Proclamation of Neutrality, a decision Adams had no part in but affirmed what he had long said about keeping free from the affairs of Europe.

Saturday, April 28 1930 hours Cranston Moors North York, England The rumble of the generators and spray painter air compressors was deafeningly loud within the enclosed space of the hangar, and as the two of them walked across the hangar floor toward a small office in the back, Adler had to pitch his voice louder to make himself heard.

On the second week of April, 1799, with two vessels, twenty-two Russians, and three hundred and fifty canoes of Aleut fur hunters, Baranof sailed from Prince William Sound for the southeast.

But by 1 April 1942 the antisubmarine patrol had been built up to 84 Army and 86 Navy planes at 19 bases between Bangor, Maine, and Jacksonville.

But this presidential promise could never have been kept, and the British people would have approached famine in 1943 but for a dramatic reverse of fortune in the antisubmarine war in April and May.

On April 8, 1543, the Governor returned to Asuncion, worn out and ill with ague.

Between 28 March and 8 April, seven fleet tankers and three station tankers issued 940,000 barrels of fuel oil and 203,000 barrels of diesel, together with large quantities of lube oil and avg as to 277 ships.