Definition of December in English:

December

noun

  • The twelfth month of the year, in the northern hemisphere usually considered the first month of winter.

    ‘the fuel shortage worsened during December’
    [as modifier] ‘a December day’
    • ‘In December he received a summons to appear in court, only to have the case dropped at the last minute.’
    • ‘It had been a very dry fall but about the second week in December it started to rain.’
    • ‘Unlike previous Decembers, where online sales were similar to, or in the case of December 2002, less than the previous month, sales were considerably higher than in November.’
    • ‘Three Decembers ago, Fernando realized a personal dream of his own when he bought his parents a new house in a better neighborhood than the one in which they had lived since his youth.’
    • ‘Between the Decembers of 2003 and 2004, he has risen to the top of the tree in terms of young Scottish defenders.’
    • ‘This would mean an earlier finish to the summer term in July and a later one to the autumn term in December.’
    • ‘Tax on gains made in October, November and December will be due by the end of January next year.’
    • ‘We bought it in early December, and it started shedding needles about a week after we got it home.’
    • ‘The proposals now look likely to be considered for a third time at the December panel meeting.’
    • ‘But December's gig wasn't just a re-run of previous experiences, although much of the audience would probably have paid just for that.’
    • ‘Andrew is keen to hear from mums-to-be who expect their baby in the first week of December.’
    • ‘Like most Decembers in the northern United States, the weather was bitterly cold, and Burdick struggled emotionally because she was over 150 miles away from her family.’
    • ‘So, in theory, he could meet the December deadline by simply handing in a blank sheet of paper.’
    • ‘Last December, after a long and expensive legal case, he was found to have broken the law.’
    • ‘We also want to go to Florida and stay in a swish hotel for two weeks in December.’
    • ‘This time last year we had doom and gloom, and December was the worst month of the year for growth.’
    • ‘The Assembly meets from September to December each year and at other times as required.’
    • ‘In December, the society announced it had two months to find the money to save the festival.’
    • ‘Kansas City is notorious for wet, dreary Decembers, and such a day could make things interesting.’
    • ‘Mersey has issued profits warnings in the last two Decembers and last week reported in-line first half profits.’

Origin

Middle English: from Latin, from decem ten (being originally the tenth month of the Roman year).

Pronunciation:

December

/dəˈsembər/