- The twelfth month of the Gregorian calendar, having 31 days.
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- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
n. [F. décembre, from L.
December, fr. decem ten; this being the tenth month
among the early Romans, who began the year in March. See Ten.]
1. The twelfth and last month of the year,
containing thirty-one days. During this month occurs the winter
2. Fig.: With reference to the end of the
year and to the winter season; as, the December of his
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
December, the twelfth month of the year, so called, i. e. tenth,
by the Romans, as their year began with March.
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