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.

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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  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. European Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici:

    Greece has done a certain number of reforms, and we are going to give them money, 3 billion euros in all, and in the course of November, December, we will deal with the issue of the recapitalization of Greek banks and Greek debt.

  2. Inspector Rozia Altaf:

    The tragedy of December 16 has emboldened these women, most of them were mothers and they were helpless then -- they will be never helpless again.

  3. David Carter:

    We think the Fed will raise rates in December, but it will be more important how they set expectations about subsequent rate increases, if the Fed sets an expectation that subsequent rate increases will be modest and measured, we think the equity markets can rally for some time.

  4. Katie Harbath:

    I do think there needs to be more soul searching around how( Facebook) could have done better as a company, how could we have potentially prevented this, going as far back as December 2015 with President Trump.

  5. Stphane Dujarric:

    The Secretary-General is totally committed to reforming the The United Nations and ensuring that The United Nations is fit for purpose and delivers results in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, however, abrupt funding cuts can force the adoption of ad hoc measures that will undermine the impact of longer-term reform efforts. The cuts to the U.N. come as no surprise. President Trump has several times criticized the value of the organization. In December, President Trump tweeted :.

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