What does December mean?

Definitions for December
dɪˈsɛm bərde·cem·ber

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. December, Decnoun

    the last (12th) month of the year

Wiktionary

  1. Decembernoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Decembernoun

    The last month of the year; but named december, or the tenth month, when the year began in March.

    Etymology: december, Latin.

    Men are April when they woo, and December when they wed. William Shakespeare, As you like it.

    What should we speak of,
    When we are old as you? When we shall hear
    The rain and wind beat dark December. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

Wikipedia

  1. December

    December is the twelfth and final month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and is also the last of seven months to have a length of 31 days. December got its name from the Latin word decem (meaning ten) because it was originally the tenth month of the year in the calendar of Romulus c. 750 BC which began in March. The winter days following December were not included as part of any month. Later, the months of January and February were created out of the monthless period and added to the beginning of the calendar, but December retained its name.In Ancient Rome, as one of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges was held on December 11, as was Septimontium. Dies natalis (birthday) was held at the temple of Tellus on December 13, Consualia was held on December 15, Saturnalia was held December 17–23, Opiconsivia was held on December 19, Divalia was held on December 21, Larentalia was held on December 23, and the dies natalis of Sol Invictus was held on December 25. These dates do not correspond to the modern Gregorian calendar. The Anglo-Saxons referred to December–January as Ġēolamonaþ (modern English: "Yule month"). The French Republican Calendar contained December within the months of Frimaire and Nivôse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decembernoun

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

  2. Decembernoun

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

  3. Etymology: [F. dcembre, from L. December, fr. decem ten; this being the tenth month among the early Romans, who began the year in March. See Ten.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. December

    de-sem′bėr, n. the tenth month among the Romans, who began their year with March: with us, the twelfth month of the year.—adj. Decem′berly, wintry, cold.—n. Decem′brist, one of those who took part in the Russian conspiracy of December 1825. [L. decem, ten.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. december

    A month of a specific calendar year.

    December is the twelfth month of the calendar year.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. December

    The tenth month of the Roman Calendar when the year was reckoned from March.

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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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of December in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of December in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of December in a Sentence

  1. Manik Narain:

    Besides the direct impact of ECB easing, which can be friendly for risk markets, it also reduces the prospect of the (U.S. Federal Reserve) tightening in December.

  2. Brian Maloof:

    I knew in the first week of September. I knew we were going to permanently close sometime in December, i mentioned it to a customer in October. ... He begged me to do a fundraiser, and I didnt want to because it kind of went against family policy.

  3. Eddie Hearn:

    If this drags on to September, October, November, December, we'll have fighters that have not boxed this year, the fighters at the top end are going to be fine but the fighters coming through, small hall fighters, ones starting their careers or those who do not have a sponsorship deal face big concerns.

  4. Steve Fishman:

    At one point, Bernie Madoff cornered the hot chocolate market, bernie Madoff bought up every package of Swiss Miss from the commissary and sold Swiss Miss for a profit in the prison yard. Bernie Madoff monopolized hot chocolate ! Bernie Madoff made Swiss Miss so that if you wanted any, you had to go through Bernie Madoff. Bernie Madoff, once the Nasdaq chairman, used Bernie Madoff reputation and savvy to dupe sophisticated investors, regulators and Wall Street banks. Bernie Madoff confessed in December 2008 that Bernie Madoff was running a multi decade Ponzi scheme and that more than $ 65 billion Bernie Madoff claimed to have on hand for investors had dwindled to a few hundred million dollars from an original investment of about $ 20 billion. Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty to fraud and is serving a 150-year prison sentence in Butner, N.C. Fishman reportedly hosts an Audible series called.

  5. John Sawers:

    There is deep anger in America at what they see as having been inflicted on us all by China and China is evading a good deal of responsibility for the origin of the virus, for failing to deal with it initially, intelligence is about acquiring information which has been concealed from you by other states and other actors, there was a brief period in December and January when the Chinese were indeed concealing this from the West.

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