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.

ChatGPT

  1. december

    December is the twelfth and final month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, which is today's internationally accepted civil calendar. This month has 31 days. The term December comes from the Latin word 'decem' meaning ten, as it used to be the tenth month of the year in the Roman calendar. It is also associated with the onset of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere.

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.]

Wikidata

  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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DECEMBER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, December is ranked #97210 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The December surname appeared 187 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname December.

    57.2% or 107 total occurrences were White.
    32% or 60 total occurrences were Black.
    3.7% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.
    3.7% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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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. Tim Cook:

    If you were to graph up trade tension it's clearly less in January than it was in December, i'm optimistic that the two countries will be able to work things out.

  2. Shannon Bream:

    I don't confine my enjoyment of Christmas music to November through December, i can be on a treadmill … at the gym in the middle of July, and if a Christmas song comes up on my playlist, I'll never hit ‘skip.’.

  3. Michael Lohan:

    Today, on TMZ, my darling daughter Lindsay was asked for a comment in response to me saying, "Samantha is on drugs!" Lindsay’s only response was, 'look at him!'"I'm Not Obsessed: Michael Lohan Has A Lot to Say (December 27, 2008)7

  4. Genevieve Schaefer:

    Schaefer says, adding that Genevieve Schaefer provided Genevieve Schaefer doctor’s office with Genevieve Schaefer new policy information and had a total of three appointments : Genevieve Schaefer annual physical in February, the IUD procedure in March and a follow-up in April. It was n’t until December that Genevieve Schaefer received a bill — for $ 902. I was charged for all three appointments, including the IUD and procedure, as services that were n’t covered under my plan due to my doctor being out-of-network.

  5. John Kennedy:

    I was in a runoff in December and we were worried about turnout and he kind of energized the base and I really appreciated him coming down.

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