What does December mean?

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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.

    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

    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. Decembernoun

    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.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'December' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1056

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    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. Jeb Bush:

    In Iowa it's a question of organization, in New Hampshire, it's retail politics. In South Carolina, a great organization matters. I'm making great progress in those states. And we have the best campaign in Nevada, so, look, in October, in November, even in December of the last two election cycles, the people that were winning in December weren't the ones that ended up winning. It's just the nature of the beast, and there's no reason to rewrite history. People make up their minds late.

  2. Nguyen Quang:

    I have been summoned by the police several times since December 9, 2020.

  3. Rashad Robinson:

    This is a much better step forward than the last release in December, there is more intention. There is quicker turnaround.

  4. Sung Won Sohn:

    The Fed will have to cut interest rates again probably in October or December, the Fed is the only game in town to support the flagging economy.

  5. Partson Mbiriri:

    Work on Kariba south expansion is 48 percent complete. We are on course to meet the 24 December 2017 deadline for the first unit.

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