noun the warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox
- they spent a lazy summer at the shore
noun the period of finest development, happiness, or beauty
- the golden summer of his life
verb spend the summer
- One who sums; one who casts up an account.
a rafter, the same word as sommier
a beast of burden. See Sumpter
- (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.
, AS. sumor
; akin to OFries. sumur
, D. zomer
, OS. sumar
, G. sommer
, OHG. & Icel. sumar
, Dan. sommer
, Sw. sommar
, W. haf
, Zend hama
, Skr. sama
- 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
imperfect & past participle Summered ; present participle & verbal noun Summering
- 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
- To keep or carry through the summer; to feed during the summer; as, to summer stock.
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