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No·​vem·​ber nō-ˈvem-bər How to pronounce November (audio)
: the 11th month of the Gregorian calendar


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communications code word

a communications code word for the letter n

Examples of November in a Sentence

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The Texas governor is a supporter of former president Donald Trump, even announcing his endorsement of the 2024 presidential candidate in November 2023. Jonathan Limehouse, USA TODAY, 18 July 2024 He’s notched four No. 1 Billboard Country Airplay hits, and he’s expanded his 2024 headlining Beautifully Broken Tour, which runs through November and features an array of openers, including Warren Zeiders, Billboard Hot 100-topping artist Shaboozey, Ernest, Alexandra Kay and Allie Colleen. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 18 July 2024 In November 2021, Osaka joined VS Collective and opened up about her relationship with her mental health over the years and her business ventures off the tennis court. Julia Teti, WWD, 18 July 2024 Many have stated that if he is elected in November, that will be the end of elections in America. Jimmy Conner, Orlando Sentinel, 18 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for November 

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Word History



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, in the meaning defined above

Communications Code Word

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of November was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“November.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


: the 11th month of the year


Middle English Novembre "November (the 11th month)," from early French Novembre (same meaning), from Latin November "November (ninth month)," from novem "nine"

Word Origin
The first calendar used in ancient Rome began the year with the month of March. The ninth month of the year was called November, from the Latin word novem, meaning "nine." When the name was first borrowed into Middle English from early French, it was spelled Novembre. But in time the original Latin spelling became the one used in English.

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