Definition of November in English:



  • 1The eleventh month of the year, in the northern hemisphere usually considered the last month of autumn.

    ‘the store opened in November’
    [as modifier] ‘November days’
    • ‘Unfortunately, but typical for British Novembers, there were no freezing temperatures and no sign of any snow.’
    • ‘It was a pretty extreme outfit considering the fact that Novembers in Blue Canyon were brutal.’
    • ‘It was a cold November day and I had real trouble finding the entrance to the quarry.’
    • ‘In November last year she sold four of her works at a charity auction at the Pretoria Zoo.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Fewer people failed breath tests in Essex last month than in November last year.’
    • ‘He left Thorn Park last November after two months off sick, and joined an agency in March.’
    • ‘In November last year, Maddy broke down as she told her twin that she didn't want her marriage to fail.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Snatching purses was not what anyone might have predicted we would be doing on a cold November night.’
    • ‘The campaign will be run by North Yorkshire police between April and November this year.’
    • ‘The second run of salmon occurs in the Autumn just prior to spawning in November and December.’
    • ‘The centre is open from March to November but it is best to avoid the crowded summer months.’
    • ‘The Indian section of the tour is likely to take place in October and early November this year.’
    • ‘On November 13 last year she ran away and got help from a local resident who called the police.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 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).