What does December mean?

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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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. Robert Kaplan:

    I was concerned coming out of the December meeting that maybe we weren't in the right place, or we weren't communicating the appropriate stance. I think to our credit, we rectified that.

  2. Andrew Yang:

    If there's a problem that union workers don't feel like they have been properly included in the actual staging of The December Democratic presidential debate, then I am very happy to stand with workers.

  3. Klaus Kristiansen:

    We think it was around November or December 1944.

  4. Marise Payne:

    The cable is so practical, so important and so emblematic of the relationship between Australia and our key partners in the Pacific, the Coral Sea Cable will deliver for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands a connected future, Payne said, adding that the aim was for the cable to be operational by December. China denies using economic aid as political leverage, insisting it considers the ability of a country to repay loans when offering finance. In a bid to counter China, Australia has offered A$ 3 billion( $ 2.03 billion) in cheap loans and grants to the Pacific. The competition for influence in the Pacific has soured bilateral relations between Australia and China. The relationship came under further strain on Tuesday when China confirmed it has formally arrested a Chinese-born Australian writer on suspicion of espionage. Yang Hengjun, a former Chinese diplomat turned online journalist and blogger, was detained in January. Payne on Tuesday said Australia held grave concerns about Yang Hengjun and the.

  5. Paul Dergarabedian:

    Look at' Avengers : Endgame,' that opened in April,' Black Panther' was last February and' Star Wars' is now usually in December, a slow Memorial weekend is no longer a harbinger of a terrible summer. It's just another long weekend on the calendar.

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