What does the word ides mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Titus Livius
  2. 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 by Andrew Stephenson