June proper n

ME < Fr. < L. Juno, Roman goddess of marriage, wife of Jupiter; possibly < L. juvenis, young.

  1. Springtime; the sixth month of the year; time of the year when roses bloom; [personification] youth; period of warm sunny charming days.
  2. Midsummer; late spring; traditional month for marriage; period of long days in the northern hemisphere; [fig.] renewal; rebirth.

June proper adj

see June, proper n.

  1. Midsummer; pleasantly warm; most illuminated; most enlightened; high spring; pertaining to the longest day.