Part of speech: noun

Rom. Antiq. The 15th of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th of the other months.

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Usage examples "ides":

  1. Meanwhile Cneius Servilius, the consul, entered upon his office at Rome, on the ides of March. - "The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six", Titus Livius.
  2. The number of days of Calends depend upon the number of days in the month, and the day of the month on which the Ides fall. - "Our Calendar", George Nichols Packer.
  3. Lines 23- 24. Confirmation of the title or restitution of such land to be made before the Ides of March next. - "Public Lands and Agrarian Laws of the Roman Republic", Andrew Stephenson.