What does December mean?

Definitions for December
dɪˈsɛm bərDe·cem·ber

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. December, Dec(noun)

    the last (12th) month of the year

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

  3. Origin: [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.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. December

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

How to pronounce December?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say December in sign language?

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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. Cleveland Fed:

    I fully supported the ... December action.

  2. Daryl Jones:

    Federal Reserve's what saved us in December.

  3. Klaus Kristiansen:

    We think it was around November or December 1944.

  4. Harm Bandholz:

    The Fed is seriously considering a December rate hike.

  5. James M. Barrie:

    God gave us memory that we might have roses in December.

Images & Illustrations of December

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