- February or Feb. or F. [feb′ro͞o er΄ē, feb′yo͞o er΄ē]n.pl. Februaries or Februarys [ME Februarie < L Februarius (mensis), orig. month of expiation < februa, Rom. festival of purification held Feb. 15, pl. of februum, means of purification, prob. < IE * dhwes-, to stir up, blow, eddy > DEER, DIZZY]the second month of the year, having 28 days in regular years and 29 days in leap years: abbrev. Feb or F
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.