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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 ?
it ought to reach the moon four days after its departure, that is on the 5th of December, at midnight precisely, at the moment of her attaining her perigee, that is her nearest distance from the earth, which is exactly 86,410 leagues (French), or 238,833 miles mean distance (English).
Consequently, their arrival on the lunar disc could not take place until the 5th of December at twelve at night, at the exact moment when the moon should be full, and not on the
Now, by a fortunate circumstance, on the 4th of December in the ensuing year the moon
It will meet the moon four days after its discharge, precisely at midnight on the 4th of December, at the moment of its transit across the zenith.
The next day, December 10th, they overtook the advance party, who were all as much famished as themselves, some of them not having eaten since the morning of the seventh.
During the daytime of the 11th of December I was busy reading in the large drawing-room.
Phileas Fogg was therefore justified in hoping that he would reach San Francisco by the 2nd of December, New York by the 11th, and London on the 20th--thus gaining several hours on the fatal date of the 21st of December.
For one of these accursed creatures was the First of January, and the other the Twenty-fifth of December.
The marriage is fixed for the twenty-second of December.
After having been detained six days in Wigwam Cove by very bad weather, we put to sea on the 30th of December.
The king made his entrance into Paris on the twenty-third of December of the same year.
One Evening in December as my Father, my Mother and myself, were arranged in social converse round our Fireside, we were on a sudden greatly astonished, by hearing a violent knocking on the outward door of our rustic Cot.