One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The eleventh month of the year, in the northern hemisphere usually considered the last month of autumn.‘the shop opened in November’‘he hasn't played for England since last November’
- ‘Several Novembers ago, off the coast of Greenland, the captain of a fishing vessel was puzzled by one of the fish caught in the boat's gill nets.’
- ‘The campaign will be run by North Yorkshire police between April and November this year.’
- ‘I remember the sun shining through it but I'm sure this is a fanciful distortion, as Novembers in York are not known for their cloudless skies.’
- ‘The centre is open from March to November but it is best to avoid the crowded summer months.’
- ‘I like the way cooking lets you celebrate the seasons - makes you think back to Novembers gone by - ones in my mom's kitchen for instance.’
- ‘The Christmas party season, another sub-industry of Christmas, begins in September as I found out when starting to plan a staff party two Novembers ago.’
- ‘For instance, there are 366 days between Saturday, November 20, 2055 and November 20, 2056, because 2056 is a leap year and February 29, 2056 lies between the two Novembers.’
- ‘The second run of salmon occurs in the Autumn just prior to spawning in November and December.’
- ‘The Indian section of the tour is likely to take place in October and early November this year.’
- ‘In November last year, Maddy broke down as she told her twin that she didn't want her marriage to fail.’
- ‘In November last year she sold four of her works at a charity auction at the Pretoria Zoo.’
- ‘Harriet Feinglass has spent the last week frantically searching for the man she met many Novembers ago at a Sunday night dance in New York.’
- ‘It was a pretty extreme outfit considering the fact that Novembers in Blue Canyon were brutal.’
- ‘The November that followed wasn't the best November in my life, but then, I am not a fan of Novembers anyway, because I am not a fan of autumn.’
- ‘Fewer people failed breath tests in Essex last month than in November last year.’
- ‘Snatching purses was not what anyone might have predicted we would be doing on a cold November night.’
- ‘Unfortunately, but typical for British Novembers, there were no freezing temperatures and no sign of any snow.’
- ‘It was a cold November day and I had real trouble finding the entrance to the quarry.’
- ‘He left Thorn Park last November after two months off sick, and joined an agency in March.’
- ‘On November 13 last year she ran away and got help from a local resident who called the police.’
2A code word representing the letter N, used in radio communication.
Old English, from Latin, from novem ‘nine’ (being originally the ninth month of the Roman year).
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