HyperDic: december

English > 1 sense of the word December:
NOUNtimeDecember, Decthe last (12th) month of the year
December > pronunciation
Soundsdihseh'mber
Rhymesabsorber ... weber / Weber: 72 rhymes with ber...
English > December: 1 sense > noun 1, time
MeaningThe last (12th) month of the year.
SynonymDec
Part ofGregorian calendar, New Style calendarThe solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years
PartsChristmas, Christmas Day, Xmas, Dec 25A Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ
Christmas, Christmastide, Christmastime, Yule, Yuletide, NoelPeriod extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6
New Year's Eve, December 31The last day of the year
mid-DecemberThe middle part of December
BroaderGregorian calendar monthA month in the Gregorian calendar
Spanishdiciembre
Catalandesembre

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