The 4th month of the year
- the month following March and preceding May
- The 4th thirty days of the season.
- Fig.: With reference to April being the thirty days in which plant life starts to put forth, the variableness of the climate, etc.
Name Origin: Latin
Name Gender: Female
c.1300, aueril, from Old French avril (11c.), from Latin (mensis) Aprilis "(month) of Venus," second month of the old Roman schedule, dedicated to the goddess Venus as well as perhaps based on Apru, an Etruscan borrowing of Greek Aphrodite. In English in Latin kind from mid-12c. Replaced Old English Eastermona
(n.) The 4th thirty days of the year.
- (letter.) Fig.: With reference to becoming the thirty days which vegetation begins to supply, the variableness of their climate, etc.
With other disclosures regarding German machinations against the United States it materially contributed to rouse American national feeling, which found expression in the decisive votes of the Senate and the House of Representatives on April 5 in favour of declaring war upon Germany.