De*cem"ber (?), n. [F. d'ecembre, from L. December, fr. decem ten; this being the tenth month among the early Romans, who began the year in March. See Ten.]
The twelfth and last month of the year, containing thirty-one days. During this month occurs the winter solstice.
Fig.: With reference to the end of the year and to the winter season; as, the December of his life.
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