noun No·vem·ber \nō-ˈvem-bər, nə-\

: the 11th month of the year

Full Definition of NOVEMBER

:  the 11th month of the Gregorian calendar

Origin of NOVEMBER

Middle English Novembre, from Anglo-French, from Latin November, ninth month of the early Roman calendar, from novem nine — more at nine
First Known Use: 13th century


Definition of NOVEMBER

—a communications code word for the letter n

First Known Use of NOVEMBER

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noun No·vem·ber \nō-ˈvem-bər\

Definition of NOVEMBER for Kids

:  the eleventh month of the year

Word History of NOVEMBER

The earliest Roman calendar had only ten months and began with the month of March. The ninth month was called in Latin November, a word which combines the Latin words for nine (novem), month (mens), and a final word-forming element -ri-. The name was kept—and eventually borrowed by English—after November became the eleventh of twelve Roman months.


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