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November

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noun No·vem·ber \ nō-ˈvem-bər , nə- \

Definition of November

:the 11th month of the Gregorian calendar

Origin and Etymology of november

Middle English Novembre, from Anglo-French, from Latin November, ninth month of the early Roman calendar, from novem nine — more at nine


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November

Definition of November

a communications code word for the letter n

First Known Use of november

1956


NOVEMBER Defined for English Language Learners

November

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Definition of November for English Language Learners

  • : the 11th month of the year


NOVEMBER Defined for Kids

November

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noun No·vem·ber \ nō-ˈvem-bər \

Definition of November for Students

:the eleventh month of the year

History for 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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