See also: december
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.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɪˈsɛmbə/
- (US) enPR: dĭ-sĕmʹbər, IPA(key): /dɪˈsɛm.bəɹ/
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- Rhymes: -ɛmbə(ɹ)
December (plural Decembers)
- The twelfth and last month of the Gregorian calendar, following November and preceding the January of the following year.
- Synonym: Yulemonth (rare)
- (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.
- A surname.
- Bislama: desemba
- Pitcairn-Norfolk: Disemba
- Tok Pisin: Desemba
- → Bengali: ডিসেম্বর (ḍisembor)
- → Burmese: ဒီဇင်ဘာ (dijangbha)
- → Chichewa: Disembala
- → Dari: دسمبر (desembar)
- → Dhivehi: ޑިސެމްބަރު (ḍisem̊baru)
- → Hausa: Disamba
- → Hawaiian: Kēkēmapa
- → Hindi: दिसंबर (disambar)
- → Malay: Disember
- → Maori: Tīhema
- → Marathi: डिसेंबर (ḍisembar)
- → Swahili: Desemba, Disemba
- → Tokelauan: Tēhema
twelfth month of the Gregorian calendar
- According to the 2010 United States Census, December is the 97210th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 187 individuals. December is most common among White (57.22%) and Black/African American (32.09%) individuals.
- (Gregorian calendar months) Gregorian calendar month; January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December (Category: en:Gregorian calendar months)
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “December”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 1, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 422.
- Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898), “December”, in An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
From Latin december (“of the tenth month”).