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[noh-vem-ber] /noʊˈvɛm bər/
the eleventh month of the year, containing 30 days.
a word used in communications to represent the letter N. Abbr.: Nov.
before 1000; Middle English, Old English < Latin: the ninth month of the early Roman calendar, compound with novem nine; for final element see December Unabridged
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  • They now demanded the fulfilment of the hopes expressed in November.
  • He again received the great seal into his keeping on the first of November.
  • Citrine is one of three traditional birthstones for the month of November.
British Dictionary definitions for November


the eleventh month of the year, consisting of 30 days
(communications) a code word for the letter n
Word Origin
C13: via Old French from Latin: ninth month, from novem nine
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Word Origin and History for November

c.1200, from Old French novembre and directly from Latin November (also Novembris (mensis)), from novem "nine" (see nine). The ninth month of the Roman calendar, which began in March. For -ber see December. In Old English, it was Blotmonað "month of sacrifice," literally "blood-month," the time when the early Saxons prepared for winter by sacrificing animals, which they then butchered and stored for food.

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Encyclopedia Article for November

11th month of the Gregorian calendar. Its name is derived from novem, Latin for "nine," an indication of its position in the early Roman calendar.

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