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De·cem·ber

 (dĭ-sĕm′bər)
n.
The 12th month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Middle English decembre, from Old French, from Latin December, the tenth month of the Roman year, probably from *decemmembris, from *decem-mēnsris : decem, ten; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots + mēnsis, month; see menses.]

December

(dɪˈsɛmbə)
n
the twelfth and last month of the year, consisting of 31 days
[C13: from Old French decembre, from Latin december the tenth month (the Roman year originally began with March), from decem ten]

De•cem•ber

(dɪˈsɛm bər)

n.
the 12th month of the year, containing 31 days. Abbr.: Dec.
[before 1000; Middle English decembre < Old French < Latin december (s. decembr-) the tenth month of the early Roman year, <decem ten + *-membri- <mens- month + -ri- suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.december - the last (12th) month of the yearDecember - the last (12th) month of the year  
Gregorian calendar, New Style calendar - the solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752
December 31, New Year's Eve - the last day of the year
Christmas Day, Dec 25, Xmas, Christmas - a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
Christmas, Christmastide, Christmastime, Noel, Yule, Yuletide - period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6
Gregorian calendar month - a month in the Gregorian calendar
mid-December - the middle part of December
Translations
Desember
دِيسِمْبَرشَهْر كانون أوِّل
декември
desembre
prosinec
december
DezemberJulmond
decembro
detsember
دسامبر
joulukuu
दिसम्बर
prosinac
december
Desember
desember
十二月
12월십이월
december
gruodis
decembris
decembrie
december
december
децембар
december
เดือนธันวาคม
aralıkKanuni Evvel
грудень
tháng mườitháng Mười Hai

December

[dɪˈsembəʳ] Ndiciembre m
see July for usage

December

[dɪˈsɛmbər]
ndécembre m
in December → en décembre
see also July
modif [figures, meeting] → de décembre
the December quarter → le quatrième trimestre

December

nDezember m ? also September

December

[dɪˈsɛmbəʳ] ndicembre m
for usage see July

December

(diˈsembə) noun
the twelfth month of the year, the month following November.

december

دِيسِمْبَر prosinec december Dezember Δεκέμβριος diciembre joulukuu décembre prosinac dicembre 十二月 12월 december desember grudzień dezembro декабрь december เดือนธันวาคม Aralık tháng Mười Hai 十二月
References in classic literature ?
As young readers like to know `how people look', we will take this moment to give them a little sketch of the four sisters, who sat knitting away in the twilight, while the December snow fell quietly without, and the fire crackled cheerfully within.
She said possibly she might, and he negotiated with her for some Parisian studies to reach him in time for the holiday trade in December.
In this forest, the habitation of beasts of every kind natural to America, we practised hunting with great success until the twenty-second day of December following.
Clifford, on several occasions, had seemed to enjoy the old man's intercourse, for the sake of his mellow, cheerful vein, which was like the sweet flavor of a frost-bitten apple, such as one picks up under the tree in December.
Early one morning in December John had just led me into my box after my daily exercise, and was strapping my cloth on and James was coming in from the corn chamber with some oats, when the master came into the stable.
There came a day when the rain fell in torrents; and it being December, to be wet with it and have to sit all day long in one of the cold cellars of Brown's was no laughing matter.
I know one or two Lines that would do, Literature that might stand All over the land Which a man could remember Till next December, And read again in the spring, After the thawing.
On the 13th of December he sold another horse--said two warn't necessary to drag that old light vehicle with--in fact, one could snatch it along faster than was absolutely necessary, now that it was good solid winter weather and the roads in splendid condition.
The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.
Woodhouse could not bear the idea of her stirring out of her house in the fogs of December.
November, December, and half of January passed away.
So much more wicked and distracted had the Revolution grown in that December month, that the rivers of the South were encumbered with the bodies of the violently drowned by night, and prisoners were shot in lines and squares under the southern wintry sun.