December

December
December De*cem"ber (d[-e]*s[e^]m"b[~e]r), prop. n. [F. d['e]cembre, 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 solstice. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: With reference to the end of the year and to the winter season; as, the December of his life. [1913 Webster]


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