Definitions for Decemberdɪˈsɛm bər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

De•cem•berdɪˈsɛm bər(n.)

  1. the 12th month of the year, containing 31 days.

    Ref: Abbr.: Dec. 2

Origin of December:

bef. 1000; ME decembre < OF < L december (s. decembr-) the tenth month of the early Roman year, <decemten+*-membri- <mens- month +-ri- suffix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. December, Dec(noun)

    the last (12th) month of the year

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. December(noun)ɪˈsɛm bər

    the 12th month of the year

    to start in December; December 31st

Wiktionary

  1. December(ProperNoun)

    The twelfth and last month of the Gregorian calendar, following November and preceding the January of the following year. Abbreviation: Dec or Dec.

  2. Origin: From decembre, from decembre, from december, from Latin decem, from Proto-Indo-European *dekm, ten; December was the tenth month in the Roman calendar.

Webster Dictionary

  1. December(noun)

    the twelfth and last month of the year, containing thirty-one days. During this month occurs the winter solstice

  2. December(noun)

    fig.: With reference to the end of the year and to the winter season; as, the December of his life

Freebase

  1. December

    December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars. It is one of seven months with the length of 31 days. December in the first month of meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, December is the seasonal equivalent to June in the Northern hemisphere, which is the first month of summer. December is the month with the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the longest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere. December starts on the same day of the week as September every year and ends on the same day of the week as April every year.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. December

    the twelfth month of the year, so called, i. e. tenth, by the Romans, as their year began with March.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'December' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1056

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'December' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1833


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

December(noun)

the twelfth month of the year, the month following November.

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