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summer Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox
    summertime.
    • they spent a lazy summer at the shore
  2. noun the period of finest development, happiness, or beauty
    • the golden summer of his life
  3. verb spend the summer
    • We summered in Kashmir
WordNet

Sum"mer noun
Etymology
From Sum, v.
Definitions
  1. One who sums; one who casts up an account.
Sum"mer noun
Etymology
F. sommier a rafter, the same word as sommier a beast of burden. See Sumpter.
Definitions
  1. (Arch.) A large stone or beam placed horizontally on columns, piers, posts, or the like, serving for various uses. Specifically: (a) The lintel of a door or window. (b) The commencement of a cross vault. (c) A central floor timber, as a girder, or a piece reaching from a wall to a girder. Called also summertree.
Sum"mer noun
Etymology
OE. sumer, somer, AS. sumor, sumer; akin to OFries. sumur, D. zomer, OS. sumar, G. sommer, OHG. & Icel. sumar, Dan. sommer, Sw. sommar, W. haf, Zend hama, Skr. sama year. *292.
Definitions
  1. The season of the year in which the sun shines most directly upon any region; the warmest period of the year. ✍ North of the equator summer is popularly taken to include the months of June, July, and August. Astronomically it may be considered, in the northern hemisphere, to begin with the summer solstice, about June 21st, and to end with the autumnal equinox, about September 22d.
Sum"mer intransitive verb
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Summered ; present participle & verbal noun Summering
Definitions
  1. To pass the summer; to spend the warm season; as, to summer in Switzerland.
    The fowls shall summer upon them. Isa. xviii. 6.
Sum"mer transitive verb
Definitions
  1. To keep or carry through the summer; to feed during the summer; as, to summer stock.

Webster 1913


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