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December

Overview

This page has 5 definitions of December in English, Old English, and Scots. December is a proper noun. Also define these 8 related words and terms: month, Gregorian calendar, November, January, Yulemonth, given name, surname, and December.

See also: december

English

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Etymology

From Middle English December, Decembre, from Old French decembre, from Latin december (tenth month), from Latin decem (ten); + Latin -ber, from -bris, an adjectival suffix; December was the tenth month in the Roman calendar.

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Proper noun

December (plural Decembers)

  1. The twelfth and last month of the Gregorian calendar, following November and preceding the January of the following year.
    Synonym: Yulemonth (rare)
  2. (rare) A female given name from English.
    • 2017, Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow, Personal Stereo (→ISBN), page 45:
      But others were less than thrilled with this new gizmo, particularly its addictive qualities. There were reports of breakups threatened and consummated over it. “Our marriage or your Sony,” one woman told her husband, who duly sold the Walkman to a bachelor friend. A young woman named December Cole, a sales executive at a beauty magazine, recalled a trip to Atlantic City with "a basically rude" man who wouldn't stop "bopping around to his own music."
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:December.
  3. A rare surname​.

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Old English

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Proper noun

December m

  1. December

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Scots

Etymology

From Latin december (of the tenth month).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈdɪzɛmˈbər], [ˈdɛzɛmˈbər]

Proper noun

December

  1. December

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