Definitions for Decemberdɪˈsɛm bər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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
the last (12th) month of the year
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the 12th month of the year
to start in December; December 31st
The twelfth and last month of the Gregorian calendar, following November and preceding the January of the following year. Abbreviation: Dec or Dec.
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.
the twelfth and last month of the year, containing thirty-one days. During this month occurs the winter solstice
fig.: With reference to the end of the year and to the winter season; as, the December of his life
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
the twelfth month of the year, so called, i. e. tenth, by the Romans, as their year began with March.
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Translations for December
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the twelfth month of the year, the month following November.
- شَهْر كانون أوِّلArabic
- dezembroPortuguese (BR)
- der DezemberGerman
- prosinac, mjesec iza studenogCroatian
- ديسمبر دعيسوى كا ل دوولسمه مياشت (يودېرش ورځېPashto
- Aralık (ayı)Turkish
- 十二月Chinese (Trad.)
- tháng mười haiVietnamese
- 十二月Chinese (Simp.)
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