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.

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. December(noun)

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

    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.]

  2. December(noun)

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

    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.

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?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. Hillary Clinton ally David Brock:

    I may have spoken too soon in predicting in December that the Democrats would face Cruz in November, i now believe the GOP nominee is likely to be Donald Trump.

  2. Yukiya Amano:

    I do not have a particular concern that we will not be able to complete our assessment by the 15th of December.

  3. Richard Simmons:

    No one should be worried about me, Simmons said. The people that surround me are wonderful people who take great care of me. WATCH: The Real Reason Richard Simmons Has Been in Hiding For Nearly a Year On Saturday, the New York Daily News published a long report citing on and off the record sources who expressed concern for Simmons' well-being. Simmons called the report very hurtful. I love all the people who worry about me, Simmons said. But it was time for me to take some time to be by myself. For the last 40 years I have been traveling, teaching classes, and I had a knee injury, so I had a knee replacement, which was very difficult for me… I have really just been taking it easy, staying at home, working out in my gym and doing the things I haven't done in a very long time. According to Simmons, he's been keeping in shape despite concern that he might need another knee replacement. In response to speculation he has avoided going out because he has gained weight, Simmons said, I still weigh 150. I work out every day. I have a gym at the house, and I am very healthy. Simmons was last photographed in January 2014 by TMZ. In November 2014, reports of Simmons' knee injury surfaced. Simmons took to Facebook then to thank his fans for their outpouring of love and concern. I have had a tough time dealing with this injury, as it is keeping me from doing what I truly love to do and that is to teach classes around the world, he wrote. Make sure you keep Sweatin'! NEWS: Richard Simmons Feels for Miley Cyrus The Sweatin' to the Oldies creator made his last public appearance in December 13, 2013, at SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert at ACME Comedy in Los Angeles. This is how I want to live my life right now.

  4. Sean Darby:

    We have had a pretty good rally in risk assets since the beginning of October ... Clients have only really got two or three more weeks to do anything before year-end and they are not going to take big positions going into December, on Japan, people also may have read too much into the possible crossover from the ECB.

  5. Priceline Group:

    In December 2015, the French tax authorities issued Booking.com assessments for approximately 356 million euros, the majority of which would represent penalties and interest.

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